Pumpkin Signs

Every morning I take our small puppy outside for a walk. Lately those early morning walks start with cold air filling my lungs and a slight chill to my fingertips. Fall is right on the cusp and I am embracing every moment. I am so excited to share the latest project here on the blog! This is a project where we knew what we wanted the base to look like but not necessarily how to finish it. This did give the perfect opportunity for another two take creation!

Two Take Pumpkin Signs

Supplies:

  • 1/4 in. Particle board (at least 24 in. x 20 in.)
  • 1/4 in. Pine board (at least 24 in. x 20 in.)
  • CraftSmart Stain (White or Golden Pecan)
  • 1 in. Black Wooden Letters
  • Assorted Ribbon
  • 5 Metal Leaves
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Table saw
  • Wood glue
  • Scroll saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Foam brush
  • Wire
  • Hot Glue Gun

Directions:

Begin by cutting the pine board into 2 ½ inch strips. Then carefully glue the pine board strips onto the particle board leaving ¼ inch separation between each. Once all of the strips are placed, place weight on top of the boards while it dries completely.

Once the wood glue has dried, carefully turn the board over and mark 16 in. x 19 in. using the pencil and ruler. Then sketch a pumpkin within those boundaries.

Use a scroll saw to cut the outline of the pumpkin. To ensure no sharp edges, sand the boards edges and dust using a paper towel.

From here you can get creative! We used the hot glue to attach all of our elements excluding the bow. Since we made the bow, we used the extra wire to attach it to the stem of the pumpkin.

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