Monday, November 10, 2014

A Cute Wood & Paper Pumpkin for your Thanksgiving Decorations-Super Simple to do!

I had so much fun putting together this Thanksgiving wood pumpkin.  Super simple, just takes a little planning on what papers to use. I plan on using it as a centerpiece for my Thanksgiving table. 

You can use any kind of leaf, even something from your yard and you could use real acorns too. The leaves are our design. We didn't have time to make them available in our Etsy shop but will offer them next October/November with lots of other fun ways to use them.

Glue the paper onto the wood and when dry use a piece of sand paper to distress the edges. You could then ink the edges if you like. We used regular old Elmer's glue to attach the paper to the wood. It worked great and dried fairly fast, especially if you don't put a lot of glue on each piece. 

We wrapped wire around the stem and then twisted some for the tendrils.  We picked up the wood kit at the  Wood Connection store in American Fork, UT  (the leaves and acorns are ours, the wire you can purchase there too)  They also carry scrapbook paper and the wire there too. 

We covered the front and the back with the same brown polkadot paper and then covered the sides of each piece and the top in a light brown paper. The stem was a textured yellow.  We glued all the leaves to the bottom of the stem and added the acorns using foam tabs to make them stand out from the leaves. Then tie a ribbon around all the wood pieces to hold them together.  Since the back and the front are covered you get a nice view no matter how you look at it. 

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