for a craft party!
So the family girls gathered
and we made
planked pumpkin art!
We made the pumpkins
so they can either hang or stand.
They are made from fence pickets
that are only about 3/8" thick.
Here you can see the back.
For this one, I lined up five 13" vertical boards
and connected them with two 13"horizontal boards.
Then I drew my shape on a template
and traced it onto the boards.
Then cut it out with my jig saw
careful to avoid areas where there are screws.
Using a longer screw,
I attached the stem.
We put a brown wash on the base
of all of the pumpkins.
Then, yes, the easy peasy part
of using good ole card stock
to drag paints across the wood.
Let your brown wash dry first.
You can see more about
pulling paint with paper here.
For the oranges, I used these:
Next we had fun with ribbon, raffia,
greenery, and brown curly floral wire.
Some of the girls used metallic!
What a fun fall day!!
Hope you try this with your friends,