Hey there! Today I am coming at ya with this super easy and fun Fall Scrap Wood Pumpkins & Quote Block tutorial! I love decorating my home with fun little wood creations during the holidays. And it makes it even better when they are handmade! This project would be perfect for a fall craft night with the girls, or even just yourself! It is really easy, and inexpensive. I actually had all the wood pieces I needed on hand! That may be the case for some of you as well… If not, it’s pretty cheap to get some from the craft or lumber store. For this project, you can customize it however you want! I decided to use a rich autumn theme color pallet for my set… Here’s how I did it!
First you need to gather up your scrap wood pieces. I used two for pumpkins and one for the quote block. They are different sizes as well. Makes it more unique!
The reason I painted the wood pieces to different colors was because I was going to reverse stencil the dots and stripes onto the blocks. That just basically means that you paint over the vinyl in a different color to get the design transferred to the wood. The color you originally paint the wood will be the color of your design and the block color will be whatever you use to paint over the stencil… Make sense? I hope!
While the blocks were drying, I printed my vinyl designs out. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut these and found this design in the online shop for the quote block. I free hand designed the dots and striped for the pumpkins. You can do this however you would like! And I believe you can find pre-cut vinyl designs online if you don’t have a machine.
After I got the vinyl cut and the blocks were dry, I applied my stencils. You want to be really careful when you do this and make sure before you paint that the edges of the design are smoothed out really well. That way you will have less mistakes to paint over after you peel back the vinyl.
Carefully peel away the vinyl after the paint has dried. You can touch up any little imperfections at this point if you would like, or just sand it and distress it a little more! The little white flecks on mine just brushed right away. Made it easy for me!
Now you can start adding your stems on the pumpkins and any other embellishments you want for your craft! I stained little wooden knobs for the pumpkin stems.
Once those dried I used a dab of Tacky Glue to attach it to the top of the pumpkin blocks. It worked perfect as a little stem!
I kept the other embellishments on mine simple by just using this little fall foliage wire that I curled up a little bit. It just reminds me of the vines that come off the stems of pumpkins!
Now they are ready to be displayed for all to see!! Aww…. I just love them.
I ended up putting my set on the mantel in my living room. Sooo easy to put together… Seriously. And it’s such pretty decor. I love the rustic look of how this particular set turned out. So fun!
Happy Fall Ya’ll!
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