A Stenciled Wood Pumpkin Cut Out

Today’s early morning project: I upcycled a 12” wood cut out pumpkin (the one that is orange and says thankful and blessed). I scraped off the glitter and temoved all the embellishments and used the other side.

First I stained it and let it dry. Then I had a silicone sink mat from Dollar Tree and used it as a stencil and sprayed over it with white spray paint. I chose to spray lightly in some areas to give it a distressed look. Love how it turned out.

I made a little tag from some balsa wood and stained it. I saw an idea on a YouTube video to use a piece of burlap, fray the edges and create letters from raffia. That worked great! Then I glued the burlap to the tag. I used the same raffia to hang it from the stem, gluing the down to keep it place, then created a raffia bow.

The cut out already had holes for hanging, so I braided some jute twine, ran it through the holes and tied with knots in the back.

Another neutral hanging pumpkin completed.

This could easily be a door hanger. I am showing it just simply wired on and sitting in the middle of a 20” grapevine wreath. This would need to be on a covered porch, though, away from the elements.

Loving it on my orange wall in my hallway. I think I might have to keep this one. Lol

Drop Cloth Meets a Microwave Plastic Ring

Our microwave quit working. We got rid of it, but not before I salvaged the plastic ring with rollers that goes under the glass plate.

Ok. I saved the glass plate, too. I’m sure it will become a project at some point.

Yesterday, I had an idea for the ring.. 💡 I used it as a frame for a wreath!

I cut the little rollers off and cut strips of drop cloth about 6” long. I tied each strip onto the frame, fraying them as I tied. I pushed them together as tight as possible.

It made a 12” wreath.

I love it hanging from a vintage window I have. Sorry about the pics. It is rainy and overcast today and I was having trouble with the reflection in the window glass. I smudged out my reflection as best I could (you’re welcome), but hopefully you can see how pretty it is anyway.

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath Forms – Need ideas?

I ordered 24 of the pumpkin wire forms from Dollar Tree. They were shipped free within a couple of weeks to my store and the notification and pick up were very easy. Just go to https://dollar tree.com

In addition, the manager of my local store told me if I didn’t want them all, they would buy any back for store credit as they were so popular. My plan is to make up some and decide what might be easiest to do. I want to then try a Zoom craft meet with about 8 friends. I will make up a kit for them, let them know the date and time, and they can porch pickup the kit. This should prove to be pretty hilarious. I did decide on weaving yarn through one, similar to the cream colored one pictured. Hopefully they will remember their elementary school lantern weaving projects. 🤪

Right now, I have completed 8 wreaths. Several take two of the forms. I have a few more to make, including a snowman made from one. Most of my ideas came from or were inspired by those I saw on Pinterest or in my crafting groups. Most of these wreaths can hang on a door, but should be kept out of the weather.

I hope these will inspire someone else. So keep coming back to this post as I add more. 😁

I used a grapevine wreath from Dollar Tree and took it apart. I wired it to the form, wrapping the wire as I went.
Woven with chenille blanket yarn. I first wrapped the whole pumpkin. The bow is removable and I left an opening at the top in case someone wanted to add decoration there, plus, I liked the look of that.
This one took two. The bottoms were stapled to a board and tied across the top with jute. I pulled the wire apart just a bit to get the big pumpkin in the truck to fit. The wires went right back in place. The truck is decorated on both sides and a bow added to that side so this makes an awesome centerpiece.
This one has two forms. The first one, I wove with chunky chenille yarn. Then placed the second over it. I tied them together with pieces of the yarn on the top, sides, and bottom.
This gray buffalo check wreath started out as a flannel baby receiving blanket. I added jute all around and on the stem for a finished look. Bow is just long strands of raffia tied in a bow.
I had to do a Halloween one. All materials for this one came from Dollar Tree, including the gauze like fabric. The tiny black bats and skulls are actually plastic rings for your fingers. I tried to make the ribbon look like bat wings.
This one took two. I sprayed them with metallic copper paint first. It is made with a burlap feed bag glued over the first form, then the second one place over that. I use mall wire to secure them together in places. The Harvest word was sprayed copper also. The curly ribbon is old school curled with the edge of a scissors blade.
I wrapped jute around the outside wire and the stem. Then cut the spine wires at the top leaving a bit of wire to glue the first natural wooden bead to. Then added beads to each spine wire and glued the first bead to the last one on each. Foliage from JoAnn’s and a small wired ribbon bow seemed perfect for this neutral wreath.

That’s all for now. Remember to check back. I still have a few more forms left and will add photos here. 😁