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Pumpkin Patch Picture Frame

 

Pumpkin Patch Picture Frame 

I’ve started decorating for fall and I have so many cute projects I’m excited to share, this is one of them! I took some paint sticks I got from Lowes along with this old picture frame and made a cute little pumpkin patch. I have this sitting on a shelf in amongst my fall decor and it looks so cute. This was such a fun project, let me show you how I made it.

Materials Needed

  • Picture Frame
  • card stock in design of your choice
  • paint sticks ( about 3)
  • Harvest sign ( These come in a pack of 3 at Dollar tree. All three say something different)
  • Mod Podge
  • Orange acrylic paint ( I mixed my orange paint with a little white to get a softer color)
  • white spray paint for the harvest sign
  • antiquing paint if you wish
  • sticks cut int0 small pieces for stems
  • rafia
  • floral wire

 

Step 1: The first thing I did was take out the glass of the picture frame and toss it in the garbage. I then traced the cardboard baking onto a piece of card stock. I cut the card stock out and mod podged it to the cardboard baking. I then put the cardboard backing in and secured it with the clips on the back of the frame. After looking at the frame for a few minutes I decided I wanted to give it more of a rustic look. To do this I used antique paint from waverly. I dipped my brush in the paint and then brushed most of it off on a rag before brushing it onto my card stock. I suggest trying this on a scrap piece of card-stock first. This will allow you to get a better feel for the product so you don’t mess up!

Step 2: I then got a few paint sticks and cut them into different sizes. I found that my clippers I use for weeding worked really well for cutting these.

Step 3: After cutting the paint sticks I then painting them orange to look like pumpkins. I mixed one drop of white into my orange to give the pumpkins a softer look. Once the pumpkins dried I used a sanding block to rough them up. I then used my antiquing paint the same as I did in step one.

Step 4: Once my pumpkins were dry I began to assemble the frame. I used my hot glue gun to glue the pumpkins into place. Assemble the shorter pumpkins in-between the taller ones. Try to angle them in different ways so they are more natural looking. I then took floral wire and wrapped it around the tip of my paint brush so it was curly. Wrap the wire around the sticks and hot glue the sticks to the top of the pumpkins. I still felt like these pumpkins needed something so I added a raffia bow.

Step 5: The last thing I did was add the harvest sign. I found this sign at the dollar tree. They have so many cute things for fall this year! The sign actually came in a pack of 3, each one said something different. I didn’t care for the silver color they came in so I spray painted mine white. Hot glue did not work well on this so I used super glue. You only need a VERY small amount. I also recommend using a paint brush or pencil to hold it down while the glue dries. I tried using my hands and it smudged the paint and the glue got on my fingers.

And that’s it! I know it seems like a lot of steps but they are really pretty simple. It doesn’t take long for this cute little decoration to come together.

 

 

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube