Simple Square Pumpkin Display
Create a fun new twist on fall's most popular decoration in four easy steps.
By: Janet Shumway
- 3 pieces of 2x4 wood cut into lengths 3 1/2", 5" and 8"
- orange paint and brush
- brown paint
- hot glue gun
Paint the Pumpkins
Start by painting the 2x4 blocks. When they've dried, sand the edges to create a shabby chic look.
Make and Apply Wash
First mix up a brown wash: Add a squirt of dark brown paint to about 1/2 cup of water. Apply wash with a rag or sponge brush by brushing it on and then wiping the excess off with a dry rag or paper towel.
Create and Attach Stems
Use large pruners to trim your branch into 3 pieces, creating stems for the pumpkins. Put a very large dab of hot glue right where you want the stem, then push the stem down into it.
Cut a piece of wire, then curl the ends by bending them around a screwdriver or pencil. Wrap the curled wire around the pumpkin stem to hold it in place. Glue moss around the base of the stem. Tie a raffia and ribbon bow, then glue them on.
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