*Raffian/ribbon for bow-mine are both from Hobby Lobby
If you have never made a reverse canvas before, your going to love them! The first step to any reverse canvas project is to remove the canvas from the frame. I like to use a utility knife for this. Simply cut on the outside of the staples and remove the canvas. We will trim it up later!
Next, I took my moss colored paint and painted the round frame.
While that dried, I then cut the excess canvas off so I had a perfect circle,
I then mod podged my scrapbook paper onto the canvas circle that I had just cut out and then cut off the excess scrapbook paper.
Now it’s time to reassemble our canvas.
Flip over the painted frame and put hot glue all around the back of the frame and then stick your canvas/scrapbook paper circle face down on top of this.
Tada! How cute is this already?!
Now, to finish off this cute little pumpkin, I added a stick for the stem and of course a bow!
Take your desired ribbon and crisscross your pieces. I found this Fall colored raffia at Hobby Lobby so I added some of that on top as well. I then took another piece of raffia and laid it across the middle of my bow, flipped it over and tied it in the back to complete my bow.
When I seen these cute little pumpkin cut-outs at Michaels the other day, I knew I had to have a few of them. It didn’t take me long to figure out what I was gonna do with this one.
The first I did was take my pumpkin and trace one side on the fabric and one side on the scrapbook paper. I then cut them out and used mod podge to adhere them to each side of the pumpkin. Don’t panic if you have some excess fabric/paper hanging over the edge. Take your sanding block around the edges and it will take care of the excess for you.
Now to finish off the stem, I simply took some jute twine and wrapped the stem.
Also when I was at Michaels I found this super cute Halloween pick and knew I had to have it too! I cut a few pieces off and glued them on right at the bottom of the stem.
I did the same thing on the other side. I used a few pieces of some floral picks I had laying around and tada!
Once your ready to change up your decor for Halloween all you have to do is flip it around! Doesn’t get much easier than that now does it?
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 found all of my supplies for this at the Dollar Tree except for the Waverly paint and my paint brush! Who would of thought, right?
I started by painting my pumpkin with my “pumpkin” Waverly chalk paint. You can get a small bottle of this paint for under $2. You could certainly skip this step if you wanted to but I thought it would be cute to see a pop of orange through the burlap. Once that had dried I traced my pumpkin on my piece of burlap. You can then either use mod podge or hot glue to adhere your burlap to your pumpkin.
Next I used the word “welcome” from the 3 pack of metal words I got at the Dollar Tree. If you have a Dollar Tree I would go snatch some of the words as soon as you can! You would be surprised how much cute craft stuff dollar stores actually have. Not a week goes by that I don’t go on a good old shopping spree at our local Dollar Tree!
Lastly, I hot glued my bow onto the bottom of the stem. I also got this two pack of bows at Dollar Tree for $1. Too cute pass up so I snatched them up.
How stinkin’ cute right? The even better part is that I made this for under $5.