FINALLY I have something to add to my fall decor!
Meet my beadboard pumpkin... my lil' pride and joy!
I bought the wood at The Wood Connection--man, I want a jig saw so I can create projects like this without having to cross state boundaries to gather my supplies!
I began by spray-painting the beadboard and wood layers and gorilla-glued them together.
I hand-painted the leaves with acrylic paint. After letting them dry, I used plastic wrap to sponge darker colors onto the leaves. One of my favorite things about fall is the gorgeous red and orange leaves, so I gave them a lot of tender lovin' care! I threaded them onto the pumpkin stem using wire. There is just nothing happier than curly wire! I curled it by wrapping it around a pencil.
I also wanted the pumpkin to look natural. In other words, it needed to look DIRTY. So I sponged some brown acrylic paint around the edges. As a finishing touch, I painted some orange glitter glue over the entire pumpkin. It really made the whole thing pop! A little ribbon was my finishing touch! So now I feel like I can welcome the fall season!
Happy fall, y'all!