This project is part of a new blogger challenge/blog hop called #MakeIt. A group of fabulous bloggers and I have teamed up to work on monthly seasonal projects. This month is all about PUMPKINS! Take a look at all of the pumpkin projects below and visit some of the other blogs to see how they were created.
Here is my pumpkin project:
I scored four of these big craft pumpkins at a yard sale a few weeks ago and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
The first thing I did was paint the pumpkin white. I love white pumpkins so much. I am really thinking about changing all my fall decor next year to be more neutral: creamy whites with rustic touches and sprinkled with burlap.
To add some more character to the pumpkin, I went over the white paint with Antiquing Wax. This really showcased the lines and bumps on the pumpkin and made is a soft gray color. Pretty!
Next, I used up a small ball of twine I had and hot glued it around the middle of the pumpkin.
Why not some polka dots? Bronze polka dots!
I used black pipe cleaners to make the word ‘fall’ and attached it to the twine with hot glue.
I was working on another project at the same time as this pumpkin and was not planning on adding the spider, but he looked too good on the pumpkin so he had to stay. This spider was so simple to make and only used four pipe cleaners!
This pumpkin can be used from the start of fall through Halloween because both seasons are represented. I love being able to take a staple piece (the orange craft pumpkin that you see in every craft store) and making it over into something totally different. Even if you buy things in the stores and don’t like the way they look, you can always change them to be exactly what you are looking for.