Make this cute and simple scrapbook paper pumpkin fall sign to welcome the fall season! Use it to adorn your fall mantel, a shelf or even the front porch!
If you’ve been a reader for any length of time, you know that I love simple and inexpensive crafts. Add Fall to the mix and I’m in heaven! The other day I was perusing the aisles of Hobby Lobby and spotted these unfinished wood pumpkin signs. They were 50% off so at $2.50 I had to snatch one up!
While I was going up and down each aisle, my brain was working through what I would do with my new pumpkin sign. My first thought was to just simply paint it in chalkboard paint, and hand letter a cutesy greeting. But then while I was walking down the papercrafts aisle, it suddenly hit me. Scrapbook paper!
Scrapbook paper is so inexpensive, and even better it was 50% off too! So I bought enough to cover this wooden pumpkin, and make a scrapbook paper pumpkin fall sign. Here’s how I did it:
Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin Fall Sign
Items you’ll need:
- Wooden Pumpkin (this is similar, or you can also make your own)
- Minwax Walnut Stain
- Old rag
- 200 grit sand paper
- Fall inspired scrapbook paper
- X-acto Knife
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Silhouette Cameo or other cutting machine (or use this font transfer method)
- Transfer Tape
- Contact Paper ( I usually buy mine from the dollar store)
- Sharpie paint pen
The first thing I did was stain the wooden pumpkin with Minwax Walnut. This is my favorite color of stain, as it just has this really rich finish. For this project, I brushed on a thick coat of stain and then immediately wiped it off with an old rag.
After it dried, I lightly sanded the outside edges and in between each slat of wood to give all of the edges a slightly distressed look.
Next, I chose the different styles of scrapbook paper I wanted to use. I chose 3 different styles that complimented each other. Using the X-acto knife, I laid the scrapbook paper out onto the slat it would be pasted onto, and cut around the outline of the slat.
After each piece of scrapbook paper was cut, I painted a layer of Mod Podge on the pumpkin and carefully placed the scrapbook paper, going slat by slat. Using an old credit card, I smoothed out any bubbles.
Next, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a “Hello Fall” stencil onto contact paper. If you don’t have a Silhouette, Cricut or other cutting machine, you can use this method instead. Once my design was cut out onto vinyl, I used transfer tape to move it from the contact paper backing to the pumpkin. This way the design stays together.
Then I centered it on the pumpkin and peeled the transfer tape off, leaving the contact paper and my stencil.
Next, I simply traced the design with a pencil onto the scrapbook paper pumpkin. Then using the Sharpie paint pen, filled in each word. Then painted a layer of Mod Podge on top to seal the paper.
What do you think? What kind of easy projects are you working on for Fall?
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