#1: Pumpkin blocks inspired by this blog
- I got 2x6's, had them cut to my desired lengths (the big pumpkin was two 6 inch blocks, two 8 inch blocks, and one 10 inch block for the middle)
- I found some scrap wood and cute it for my pumpkin stem
- Sand blocks
- Paint blocks
- Cut paper to fit the sides of the blocks. Modge podge them onto the wood.
- Sand the edges of the paper to create a smooth finish to the wood.
- Modge podge over the paper to create a nice finished look.
- Stack your blocks and add any embellishments you want (I added some twine to the stem).
And, just because Halloween is past doesn't mean you can't still make some. Mine are still out as Fall decor. Some cute brown papers could be really cute for the Fall too!
#2: Acorn Wreath, inspired by this blog
- Gather Acorns
- Wash them and bake for about 15 mins @350
- Hot glue acorns around a straw wreath (I made two wreaths and discovered that it's much faster to glue the acorns starting on the face of the wreath and going around in a big circle instead of across the wreath from the center to the outside in lines--does that even make sense?)
- Spray paint acorns whatever color you want--I plan to change the color throughout the year.
- Add a ribbon to hang!