So this past Sunday I took the day off of blogging (didn’t even check my email – it was weird) and decided to be crafty with my kiddos. My husband was forced into it as well because he knows how to use the table saw . We knocked out 4 projects – 3 are totally done and there is still one more I need to wrap up but I wanted to go ahead and share just in case anyone else has the craft bug.
First of all, if you are at all crafty and have not yet heard of E-6000 then I encourage you to go get it. Best glue ever!!! I found it at my Walmart (surprisingly) and it runs around $3 for a tube. It is good for pretty much any project and once it dries you will not believe how strong it is.
What you need
- (3) 5″ pieces of 2×4 – a 9′ 2×4 will run you around $2.50 at Lowe’s – they will also cut it for you if you ask. You can make roughly 5 of these pumpkins with 1 2×4.
- Orange spray paint – I went with Valspar Spray Paint – they have a new line with amazing colors. $3.99 per can
- Tube of E-6000 – $3 at Walmart
- Ribbon – I found this for $1.97 but raffia or even burlap strips would work great
- A small branch
- Black Sharpie if you choose to make it a Jack-o-Lantern
This one is pretty self explanatory.
- Cut the blocks and sand
- Paint blocks and allow to dry
- Lightly re-sand to add a little character
- Glue Pieces together
- Attach small piece of branch to the top and tie ribbon
- If you want to you can add the Jack-o-Lantern face you can just sharpie marker it on and you are all set!
Worst case scenario (if you don’t have any craft supplies at home) you will spend around $10 and you can make 5 pumpkins. This is also a craft that will last through out Fall – if you decide to paint the Jack-o-Lantern faces on you can turn them around after Halloween and keep them out until Thanksgiving.
Tall Wooden Pumpkins
I made this one to go in from of my fireplace. I am considering a few more that are a little taller to add to it because I just love how they turned out.
What you need:
(1) 8ft decking plank – $3.50 at Lowes – cut into (1) 18″ piece, (1) 15″ piece and (1) 9″ piece
Orange spray paint – $3.99 at Lowes
E-6000 – $3 at Walmart
A small branch
Leaves – I found a bundle at Dollar Tree – $1
Wrapped floral wire – $1 at Dollar Tree (Raffia, ribbon or burlap would also work)
What to do
- Cut and sand pieces – make sure to pay close attention to the ends and make sure it is level and will stand on it’s own before you paint
- Paint pieces and allow to dry
- Lightly re-sand along the edges to add a little character
- Attach branch with the E-6000 and then add leaves and floral wire
- You could also add Jack-o-Lantern faces to these
This has been my absolute favorite so far this year!!!
What you need
- Small terracotta pot 6″ – this was 50% off at Hobby Lobby $1.75
- Smaller terracotta pot 3″ – also 50% off at Hobby Lobby $1
- Small glass globe – this was $2 at Hobby Lobby but the Dollar Tree has them for $1
- Wooden knobs – $1.29 for a bag of 4 at Hobby Lobby
- Black Spray Paint – $2-3
- E-6000 – $3 at Walmart
- Ribbon – leftover from previous project
- Spray both pots and a wooden knob. I did not paint the inside of the smaller pot because I didn’t want the spray paint smell in the candy.
- Glue glass globe to the bottom of the larger pot
- Glue a wooden knob to the bottom of the smaller pot
- Tie ribbon around the base of the glass globe
- Fill with candy jar with candy corn and place smaller pot on top at lid