The first thing I did was wrap my burlap around the top half of my board for the hat. I did fold the bottom inch or so over to make a brim for the hat.
Once I had the hat glued on I took a piece of jute twine and tied a little bow on the top of the hat to bunch it together.
Now, it’s time for the paint! I like to use smaller paint brushes for this. I started with the eyes and worked my way down the face. I used a round spouncer for the rosy cheeks but if you don’t have one you can certainly just use a paint brush to make them.
Once I had my face painted on, I then made a little raffia bow to stick on the brim of the hat.
The first thing I did was round up some yellow, orange, and white fabric. I found these fat quarters of fabric at Wal-Mart but you can find them anywhere that sells fabric or craft supplies. I had the poly-fil on hand but you can also find this at any store that sells craft/sewing items.
Next I took my yellow fabric and folded it in half. I then took my scissors and cut the base shape that I wanted for my candy corn. You want to make sure you have some good, sharp fabric scissors for this project.
Next, I did the same thing with my orange fabric.
Once you have your fabric cut to the correct shape you want to cut through the bottom fold as shown above. Repeat the same step with the white fabric. Don’t forget to cut through the bottom fold on the white fabric as well.
Now, it’s time to start gluing the candy corn together! Yep that’s right…it’s a no sew pillow! I first started by gluing together the sides of the yellow fabric, leaving the top open for stuffing. Next, I lined up the orange fabric to where it needed to be and then folded the bottom edge under for a more finished look and glued that down. I repeated the same step to the back of the candy corn. Remember to leave the middle seams of the front and back of the candy corn open for stuffing.
Next, you will do the same thing to the white fabric. Don’t panic if your fabric doesn’t line up perfectly as you can go back and trim it once you get your candy corn glued together. Make sure and leave the top of the white fabric open so you can put the stuffing in.
Now it’s time to stuff the candy corn. I like to use a wooden stick or dowel to help push the stuffing through. Once you have it as full as you would like then you an glue shut the top of the candy corn.
Once I had my candy corn all glued together I went around and trimmed up where I needed to and round the top a bit. It needed a little something more so I tied some raffia around the middle.
It looks adorable just like this but of course I had to add a bow to mine! I just used a few different patterns of ribbon and crisscrossed my pieces to make a quick and easy bow.
I started off by mixing my two paint colors together. I used Anita’s “Pumpkin Orange”, and Apple Barrel “Tuscan Red” for my paint colors. Next, I painted my pumpkin, leaving the eyes, nose, and mouth unpainted as we will be covering them with scrapbook paper next.
Next I took my scrapbook paper and traced over the eyes, nose, and mouth and then cut the pieces out.
Once I had that done, I took my mod podge and adhered the scrapbook paper to my pumpkin. If you pieces of paper don’t fit the shapes on the pumpkin just right, don’t worry. You can always go back and use a sanding block to sand off the excess paper on the edges.
Next, I used a piece of jute twine to add a hanger to my pumpkin.
To finish off this cutie I simply made a cute little bow by criss-crossing a few different patterns of ribbon and adding some raffia to finish it off.
I absolutely love succulent,s but sometimes it’s just easier to use faux succulents for decorating instead of the live ones. I found this cute little terracotta pot on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just a few dollars and instantly new what I was going to do with it.
The first thing I did was take a bristle brush and paint my pot white. Any kind of paint will work for this. I didn’t want my pot to be solid white so I just lightly brushed the paint on. Once my paint had dried, I took my sanding block and distressed it a bit.
Next, I took my floral foam and cut approximately 1/2 inch off so it would fit in my pot.
Once I had my foam in my pot I started sticking in my faux succulent picks. I found these ones at Hobby Lobby but you can find them at several other stores also. I like to start out by putting a taller pick in the middle and then add in the shorter ones to fill in the gaps.
So, what do you think? I think it turned out awesome! The even better part is that it only cost around $10. Creating your own home decor doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! I hope this inspires you to have some fun and create one of your own!