Hey girl, hey! Let’s use some plain ole shims and burlap to make this embroidery hoop pumpkin!
Dollar Tree: 11X14 canvas, wood shims, wood beads
Home Depot or Lowes: Wood shims
Amazon: Sanding Sponge, Xacto knife Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Thrifted: Wood embroidery hoop
Stash: Raffia, fabric, greenery
Michaels: Orange burlap
Hobby Lobby: “Happy Fall” sentiment
Let’s make it!
I’m starting with my 11X14 canvas as the base for this project. The wood shims will become our main surface. They are thick on one end and thin on the other. You can see how I alternate each one to create the background.
Once I hot glued all of the shims on, I just misted the wood with water and began staining it. Misting with water thins down the stain.
My sister “Aunt Criddy” helped me out by sharing part of a hilarious “situation” we found ourselves in recently. (It’s all on the video!).
I dried the surface with my heat tool…. and that “situation” had us giggling!
I love this kind of surface, y’all! Rustic and beautiful!
Next, I just sanded it down with my sanding sponge.
TIP: If you want to paint your hoop, do it before you place your burlap. I decided to paint mine afterwards, but it’s best beforehand.
I marked my burlap with chalk and cut it to fit.
TIP: You could hoop your burlap inside the frame, but you’ll only have one part of wood showing.
I started painting with Queen Bee (yellow) but changed to a light coat of White Swan. It’s just paint, y’all!
Then I hot glued the hoop to my surface, added strips of fabric for my bow, and two little wood pieces for the pumpkin stem.
I dry brushed the wood pieces with White Swan, then glued them onto the surface, leaving a space in between them and the hoop.
Next, I layered my fabric, then raffia, then fabric again (see next image).
The bow is just a couple of layers of fabric and raffia, with last two layers tied into bows.
(I added a button on the bow and also cut off that top wood shim. I used an Xacto knife in the gap between shims. I was actually cutting the canvas, not the wood. You’ll see it is shorter in the final picture.)
I hot glued the “Happy Fall” wood sentiment onto my pumpkin.
For the hanger, I spritzed a string of wood beads with water, then brushed on Waverly Antique Wax. Spritzed again, then wiped dry.
I glued the ends of the string of beads onto the back of my project and placed pieces of craft sticks over the stings for extra support.
And here it is! I think this rustic look is just right for fall!
Let me know in the comments what you think of today’s craft! I read each one and appreciate all of you!
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