Pallet Pumpkin | DIY Tutorial

Happy fall y’all! Since fall is now here officially, we thought it would be fun to bring you a festive fall or Halloween easy craft!

This is so easy and the pictures explain it pretty well, so if you have a question on anything not covered, just leave a comment below!

Step One:

Pick your boards and lay them out. Stagger the edges to make a tiered shape.

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Step Two:

Measure the distance between each tier level and mark off on the other side to cut. Our tiers varied from 1 inch to an inch and a half. Our longest middle board ended up being 21 inches, and was 18 inches tall, excluding the stem.

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Step Three:

Paint with a base coat so when you want your actual color, it will be brighter and you won’t need to do as many coats.

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Step Four:

Lay your boards face down and use a thin board to keep it all together, and then screw through each board to make sure it is secure.

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Step Five:

Distress the pumpkin using sandpaper. We used 100 grit. I also had a little help with this step 😉

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And finally, get that pumpkin hung up! I kept mine plain, but how cute would be to add a pattern to it? You could do chevron, stripes, polka dots, or even a jack-o-lantern face. The possibilities are endless! We’d love to hear if you make one!

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If you love that banner and candy corn sign, look no further than here and here!

Happy Halloween | DIY Banner

Hello everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your October! Afterall, October is such a fun month! So, it’s only the beginning of the month and it’s not too late to keep adding fun little items to your decor! With that being said, here is a fun “Happy Halloween” burlap banner. It’s cute, easy, and super cheap!

So all I did to make this easy and super cute banner was find a font I liked online and cut the letters out along with cutting out triangle shaped burlap.

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Next, trace the letters onto the burlap with a sharpie.

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Then, using a sponge brush, dab paint onto the letters, and once the paint was dry I added a glitter coat.

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Once the paint has dried, hot glue your letters onto your banner and hang it up! So easy!

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Candy Corn Craft | Door Hanger or Mantle Decor | DIY

…Do you hear the crickets chirping around here? We sure have! We have been crazy busy, ya know, back to school, life in general. Plus, we wish we had more time to just sit and craft! But Halloween’s coming, we have some great crafts for you that we will try to get up quickly!!

So tonight, we are bringing you a candy corn craft! We saw the idea on pinterest to buy, and although it was so cute (and we instantly fell in love with it), we knew we could make it a lot cheaper and make it right to our liking. Some things we did different from the original pin we saw was instead of paint, we decided to modge podge scrapbook paper on! We also decided to not turn ours into a door hanger, and put inside as decor. So here is the step by step and tips that worked for us!

Our first task was getting the candy corns cut out. I’m sure your local craft store would have cut outs, but we once again, utilized what we had. AKA the husband. We bought a big 8 ft board at Lowes and found a candy corn stencil online. We spent about $12 on the board, but we only used half the board for 4 candy corns! Our dimensions for the candy corn is 10 in (at the bottom of candy corn) by 14 in tall.

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Now, onto the fun part! You need: letter, scrapbook paper, modge podge, white paint, black paint, and any embellishments you want to add.

Step One: Paint your sides and back of the candy corn. We all chose to do our edges/back white. Also at the same time, paint your letter. We got our cute letters at Hobby Lobby, but I also saw them at Michael’s! Some painted white, and some painted black! It’s just a personal preference!

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Step Two: While your paint is drying, cut out your paper. We took our stencil that we cut out our wood with and cut it down into sections. If you buy your candy corn at a craft store, just trace the outline onto plain white paper and then you can make a stencil from that. Trace your layer on the back of your scrapbook paper so you don’t get pencil on the front. You don’t want to run all your hard work with pencil lines.

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Step Three: Modge Podge scrapbook paper on.

Step Four:  Place your letter. We used Gorilla Glue to stick by putting small dots on the back of the letter all over.

And… you’re done! It was super easy! It took us about two hours from start to finish! We still have a few things to finish up, like adding embellishments and possibly wire to hang for us that want to hang them.. But we promise to update the post when we do that! 😉 And money wise, I betcha we spent under $10 a candy corn! Also, our sweet mother hasn’t made hers yet! So when she gets hers done, we will add! Don’t you love how different they all are?!

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Aren’t you so excited for Halloween??!!! We are!