I have something a little different to share with you than the usual cards!
My husband does a little woodworking as a hobby. I always hate seeing the scrap wood just sitting there going to waste, so I asked him to cut me three blocks for this project.
I started by sanding down my wood blocks with a piece of 80 grit sandpaper. You don't have to use 80, any number will do, but its what I had on hand. Giving your blocks a little sanding will help the paint go on smoother.
After I had my blocks sanded, I just used some orange acrylic paints and laid down one base coat. I didn't worry about a second coat because I like the look of some imperfections and grain showing through. After the orange base coat was dry, I used some cream colored paints and did a different design on each block.
And then, after the blocks were totally dry, they sat in my garage for a few weeks (maybe even longer). It just became one of those projects that I had good intentions to finish but just didn't get around to it... until today! I was out walking and finally remembered to grab a stick to use for the stems. That's right. A good old stick from nature. Totally free! Can't get better than that!
Anyhow, I brought my prized stick home and used my husband's drill to make a hole in the top of each block. Then, I put a little hot glue down in each of the holes and stuck a piece of the stick in each, creating the pumpkin's stems.
To give my pumpkins a finishing touch, I grabbed some of my ribbons, burlap, and string and gussied them up. It probably could be a pretty quick project if you don't leave it in your garage for several weeks!
I'm linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge!
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