Upcycled pumpkins are super easy! All you need is a base, such a a shelf sitter or block of wood, paint, scrapbook paper some glue, wood sticks and raffia! For a full list of supplies, look below.
Supplies I Used
- Shelf sitter signs (clearance if you can) or a blocks of sanded wood: I found clearance shelf sitters at Hobby Lobby for less than $1
- Coffee Bean by Dixie Belle and paint brush
- Wood sticks collected and cut up into 1 to 2″ strips
- Scrapbook paper of your choice: I used Orange & Black Buffalo Check and Fall Painted Polka Dot scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
- Raffia and All Purpose Moss
- Sandblock: I use the 220 grit most of the time.
- Scissors and pen or pencil
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Prepping for our upcycled pumpkins
This is such a simple craft!
I found several shelf sitter signs in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby this Fall and stocked up.
Initially I had other plans, but when I came across the orange and black buffalo plaid scrapbook paper, I knew I wanted to upcycle these Spring Decor signs into pumpkins!
First I grabbed my favorite paint, Dixie Belle of course.
I went with Coffee Bean and painted the sides of the signs.
One of the signs had a red and white checkered pattern so I ended up painting two coats for full coverage.
Once the paint is dry, we are ready to decoupage!
Decoupaging our Upcycled Pumpkins
Next, grab a pen or pencil and your scrapbook paper.
I placed the sign on top of the scrapbook paper, outlined the sign and then used my scissors and cut along the lines.
Next I grabbed my Mod Podge and generously “painted” this on the front side of the signs.
I then placed the scrap book paper and gently pushed it down and rubbed the paper to smooth it onto the sign.
Once the scrapbook paper and Mod Podge are dry, grab your sandblock or sandpaper and rub along the edges of the sign.
This will help clean up the edges of the excess scrapbook paper and give your upcycled pumpkins a cute rustic look.
Embellishing our upcycled pumpkins
Grab your warmed up glue gun, sticks, raffia and moss!
Once I figured out which side was going to be the top of my upcycled pumpkins, I applied a generous amount of hot glue in the middle.
I placed the stick in the center, added some moss around it and then I tied a rough looking raffia bow and added a little more glue and moss at the base of the wood stick.
Our upcycled pumpkins are complete!
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