On one of my many Google searches, I came across these beauties HERE. They are pumpkins made out of those red/orange landscape timbers you build flower beds with. Genius! So I went to my Home Depot (one of my favorite craft stores) and bought one timber for $1.97 and had them cut three sizes for me.
You will be left with a little less than half of the timber. You can either throw it on the scrap pile or make smaller pumpkins. I think that is what I am going to do. I didn't want the HD employee to cut smaller ones for me because they charge per cut after the first two. Plus, he was kinda slow in the actual measuring and cutting. I can't complain though, I didn't have to wait for my husband to come home and cut them. I haven't gotten daring enough to use the saws. I have a fear of cutting off a hand or fingers. One day maybe...
Gather your supplies: timbers, base and stems. I was going to use those little wood blocks, but then I remembered I had a large stick laying around, so I used that instead.
Paint, paint and paint.
Glue the timbers to a base. I used liquid nails. Also glue the stems on top. Then wait for the glue to dry. I let it dry over a couple of days.
Embellish! I tied some raffia and jute sting around each stem. I also glued on some leaves.
I thought the whole ensemble needed something else, so I made a sign. “Pumkins 5 cents”
Display… (my favorite part)
I Linked up to Sawdust and Paper Scrapes. Go check it out. She is doing a Scentsy give away...