Monday, November 15, 2010

A couple projects

I've been working on some fun projects this Fall. Here are a couple. I'm sorry I don't have step by step pictures. I'll link you to the sites where I got the ideas from. They'll have any pictures you may want to guide you along. But, neither were very hard. I got the basic idea from the websites and created my own little crafts.

#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).
I think they turned our very cute! I'm currently working on Christmas trees using the same idea.

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!
I love how mine turned out! The picture doesn't do a great job of showing it off! It was a fun, easy, quick, super cheap project and I love seeing it hang on my front door!


Wendy said...

They are super cute!!!

Amy said...

So cute Alisa!!

Janna said...

Very CUTE! Did you know that MADE blog (Dana) is a friend of Debra's? I love her site!

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Unknown said...

I like both of these. Those pumpkins are so fun!