10.16.2010

Fall Pumpkin Patch

Today was a beautiful day, not too hot, not too cold.  The unmistakable feeling of fall was lingering in the air, you know that feeling, right?  Wanting to take full advantage of the nice weather, I sat outside at the patio table and made myself a little Fall Punkin' Patch while I watched my own 'little punkins' play. :)


These may look familiar to you if you've seen my 2x4 Pumpkins.  They were my inspiration.  I used the scrap wood and other leftover items from the kits from our Ladies Craft Night to make them.  I actually already had the vinyl letters too.  So once again, free craft!  Oh, how I love to make things for free!

They fit perfectly on my kitchen window sill.

How to make your own Fall Pumpkin Patch

*The blocks are cut around 2 inches wide (they vary some), and are 3 1/2 inches tall (width of the 2x4). 

*The paint color is pumpkin orange (Wal-mart) with spice brown (JoAnn's) mixed in to darken it.

*All of the sides were lightly sanded and the corners were sanded down to the bare wood.

*It was sprayed with a clear acrylic sealer with matte finish. (I like to spray them because it makes the color look more vibrant.)

*Glue the stem on with hot glue, wrap the wire around it and curl the ends.

*Tie, raffia, a strip of fabric, ribbon, whatever you like around the stem and embellish with a silk fall leaf.

*Apply the vinyl. 


These were so easy and fun to put together! 
I think you might have fun making them too. :)

The Fall Pumpkin Patch...Today's Fabulous Find!


Also, today I was pleasantly surprised to find out my Halloween Fish, Say what? post was named at JDaniel4's Mom.com as one of her 'Great Posts I Came Across This Week'.   This was the first I had heard of this site and I think it's great.   It has a lot of ideas for kids, moms, and more. 

You might want to check out JDaniel4smom...Today's 2nd Fabulous Find!  


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19 comments:

Rebecca said...

I LOVE these! so so cute.

Karen said...

Wow! Those are adorable. I love the texture on them and the tree branch for the stem. Really creative! I saw you on made by you monday! Stop by when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is simply adorable!!! I love the addition of the word "fall" to the pumpkins. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. later today. Grab my "featured" button.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

These are sooo cute!! I want to find some wood to make them! I started a new linky on Tuesdays where I feature a tutorial (let me know if you ever want to be featured :) and then a linky for people to link up. Come by and add any projects you want!

Kathy said...

This looks wonderful! I love them! Very creative,
Kathy

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

How cute!I love that font that used on them as well.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love your take on this project. The stems are my favorite part. Nice job!

Chanda Vanderweide said...

Hello, Im a new follower from the thrilling thurs. linky, would love to have you follow me back :)

Turley Times said...

Visiting from House of Hepworths - I love these! I'm going to bookmark this page so I can make them sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I love these! I think that I am going to have to make some :) Thanks for sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

~Lori S.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love this, the colors of the plum plants behind the orange pumpkins is a gorgeous combination.

I would love to have you enter this on my party at ItsSoVeryCheri.com and then over at our other site theDIYClub.com We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.

Cheri

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What an adorable fall signage! I love it. And using real sticks for the stems is just too cute! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Hookin' Up With HoH #22

Please stop by and grab a button! :D

Thanks!!!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Love the Free element. Using what you have is the greatest thing ever! These are so cute & full of whimsy.

Rita May said...

I made the pumpkin blocks and posted them on my blog today with a link back to you.

http://ritamay-days.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-fall-pumpkin-blocks.html

Cheers! Rita

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Tori said...

Hello!
I Love all of your creations. Do you by chance sell any of them? Maybe on etsy? Please say yes. LOL
tori

Janet said...

Thanks Tori! Right now I don't sell any of them, but I'm seriously considering opening an ETSY shop in the near future, thanks for asking! :)

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