I started off by painting by piece of wood with my orange paint. My piece of wood was in rough shape on one end so I made that the end that the hat would go on. I knew that end was going to be covered so I didn’t bother painting it all the way to that end.
Once my paint had dried I started gluing my raffia on for the beard. I cut my raffia in to 6-7 inch pieces.
It will look a little crazy until you get the hat on and get the beard trimmed but trust me it will be so cute in the end!
Next I took my fabric remnant that I got from Wal-Mart and glued one side to the back of my gnome and wrapped it tightly around the other side forming a cone shape. I did trim my fabric down just a bit so it with fit better on my board. I then took a few shorter pieces of raffia to tie on the end of the hat. I also chose to add a pom-pom on top of the raffia to dress the hat up a little more.
Next I painted my wood bead orange. I like to use a wooden skewer when painting my beads to make it a little easier but if you don’t have one no biggie you can just hold it between your fingers.
While my bead was drying I trimmed up my raffia beard and messed with it a bit to get it to lay how I wanted and then glued on my wood bead for the nose.
I did a live video on this door hanger but thought it turned out too cute not to put on the blog so here it is. I love how this turned out and you could certainly put your own twist on it to make it your style.
I chose to add a bow to my hanger because if you know me, you know I put bows on darn near everything…HaHa! I love the farmhouse look that the wood beads added to it. What do you all think?
*Dish Towel-I found this buffalo check towel at Hobby Lobby.
I seriously cannot get over how stinkin’ cute this little pumpkin is. And the even better part is that it is super easy and cheap! Who doesn’t love a budget friendly craft, right?
If you have a Dollar Tree, run quick and snatch up some of their pumpkins before their gone! They have tons to choose from and they are only $1. If you do not have a Dollar Tree close you can always grab them at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby.
The first thing I did with my foam pumpkin is pull out the green stem and then used my knife to cut a circle in the top of my pumpkin. I would say roughly 1 inch.
Next I trimmed my dish towel down to 20in. X 20in. Obviously you can adjust this depending on the size of your pumpkin. Also if you can’t find a patterned dish towel that you like this works great with any fabric also.
After you have your fabric cut to the size you need it’s time to start wrapping your pumpkin. I used my cinnamon stick to help push my fabric into the hole. I started with the bottom left corner and worked my way around. Be sure you are pulling the fabric tight as you are pushing it in the hole.
Now you are ready to stick in your stem. I chose to use a cinnamon stick for mine, but it would also be cute with a piece of a twig.
Lastly, I took several strands of raffia and tied a cute little bow on the stem. I used a little natural colored and a little orange raffia on mine. You can find both of these colors at the Dollar Tree.
All the heart eyes, right? I can’t wait to make more of these!
I started off by painting my whole board with my agave color. I let that sit for about 5 minutes and then I painted over that color with my pumpkin color. I like to start with my second color before my first color is completely dry as it helps the 2 colors mesh together more. I wanted some of the agave color to show through so I just brushed lightly over it with my pumpkin paint. Once my paint was dry I used my sanding block to distress it and make a little more of the agave color to show through.
Next, I used E6000 to adhere my harvest banner on to my board. Be sure to use plenty of E6000 on your letters. Remember, it takes E6000 a full 24 hours to cure so be patient. I recommend using this instead of hot glue for any project that will be used out doors as it will withstand the heat or the cold. I chose to leave the jute twine on my letters but you could certainly take it off if you if you choose.
Once I had my banner glued on I decided it was still missing something. I simply took some jute twine and wrapped it several times around each end of the board, securing with staples.
I do recommend spraying your finished project with a clear coat if you plan on using the sign outside to help it last as long as possible.
I love all the scents of Fall and Winter so this is the perfect addition to my décor and it’s super easy to do!
Start by finding a potpourri scent that you love. I used “Purely Pumpkin” from Hobby Lobby. Next you will need to decide what size of mason jar you want to use and if you want to use a regular or wide mouth lid. You can click on my affiliate link for the lids and it will take you to Amazon where you can then choose your lid size if you can’t find them locally. I personally couldn’t find them where I live so was glad I found them on Amazon. What doesn’t Amazon have, honestly? Haha!
Next, you will add your potpourri to your jar, arranging it as you like. Now screw on your frog lid. I of course, had to add a bow to mine so I just took a few pieces of ribbon and some raffia and made a quick little bow to add to it. Before, I glued my bow on I did wrap a few extra strands of raffia around the brim of the jar to add a little more cuteness!