This project turned out so cute, y’all! It has so many different colors and textures too. The big pumpkin uses a tile from Dollar Tree, the smaller yellow one has a crackle finish and the others have a fabric texture. There’s also wood, moss and flowers that give it even more detail!
I’ll share the steps here, but you can also make it along with me by clicking here!
Here are the supplies I used:
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint Summer Crush and Queen Bee
Waverly Antique Wax
12 large wood shims from Home Depot or Lowes (in the cabinets and doors section)
Small cutting board from the Spring Shop (I found this recently at 75% off, y’all!)
Yellow beads (I found mine last year but they may have them again. If not, you can paint yours!)
Sunflowers (in the paper crafting section, but you can also find some at Dollar Tree.)
Moss green chicken wire ribbon
Pumpkins! They had a variety in different colored sweaters and also little white fabric clip-on pumpkins.
11 X 14 canvas (the amount of shims will change with different dimensions of your surface.)
Self adhesive tile
Welcome fall wood words
Green plaid fabric
Jot glue (I used Elmer’s because it was on my table, but Jot works great for crackling effect!)
Let’s get started by making our surface! I want this to be a fall project, so I’m using shims to create a wood background that resembles a fence by the pumpkin patch!
In this picture, you’ll see the shims are thin at one end and thick on the other
Here I’m placing my shims on my 11 X 14 canvas surface. If your surface is larger or smaller, you will need a different number of shims. I used 12 for this project.
I used hot glue to adhere the shims to the canvas. I flip-flopped the wood, thick side to thin side, all the way down to the final piece.
Then I wet the wood down with a bit of water, just so my Waverly Antique Wax would go on thinner and the wood grain would be more visible. You can set it aside to dry or use a heat gun, as I did in the final image here.
With the wood adhered and painted, I’m ready now to start making our pumpkin patch! I used moss from the Dollar Tree and hot glued it on. I put a length of the moss green chicken wire ribbon over it, making sure to have extra on both ends so I could wrap it around the back. An inch and a half to two inches on both sides should do the trick. Hot glue or staple it down to the back. The wide mesh may stay on better if you secure it with a craft stick.
I get so excited when a project goes well from the start, don’t you? It’s such fun!
Yay! It’s pumpkin time! Our first one is a simple Dollar Tree mirror and a tile decal. Just wait. You’ll see what a little creativity can do to some basic supplies!
Take the mirror apart. I discarded the actual mirror because I know I won’t use it for anything. The black circle (center image) is the backing of the mirror, and the third picture is the self adhesive tile trimmed to fit the frame of the mirror.
Who knew I was going to bring Debi to the pumpkin patch? Girl! I sure did! This Summer Crush by Debi’s Design Diary is my favorite color for this project! Look how rich that orange is, y’all. I brushed on two coats.
I painted the Summer Crush on the frame as well as the tile. I then used my sanding sponge to give it that chippy look that I love so much! Look at the difference it makes! She’s gonna be gorgeous, y’all!
This teeny cutting board from Hobby Lobby was so much fun to crackle! Here’s the link to the tutorial if you’d like to try it on your project! I used Queen Bee from Debi’s Design Diary to get that perfect yellow!
I wanted a bit more age on my big pumpkin, so I brushed on some Waverly Antique Wax. It was just the right touch. In the third image I’m putting on a bunch of hot glue for extra security!
Here are some extra touches: wood stem painted with the Waverly and hot glued on top of the big pumpkin, Dollar Tree green plaid fabric torn in strips, raffia and some greenery. I just tied simple bows at the tops and hot glued them over the greenery. I also used a Jenga block to elevate one edge of the yellow pumpkin since I was laying part of it over the orange one.
Two things I always do to the projects that are made to hang: I make sure I have an even number of beads (I used 16 here) and I use a craft stick to add extra hold for the twine / rope hangers. Of course, there is a knot at both ends of the twine, so that helps also.
Here’s a close up of the final embellishments. Those little yellow flowers are from Home Depot (paper crafting section) and the green and white pumpkins are from Dollar Tree. They have more colors, but these are the ones I used. The fabric ribbon and raffia are also Dollar Tree, as is the wood letters that say “Welcome Fall”. Those letters are glued over a little piece of burlap.
Those little white pumpkins have stems and also a clip on the back. I used the clip as well as some hot glue to attach them to my project. You can remove the clips if you desire. Fun note: these little punkins’ come in several colors, so check out your local stores! Some Dollar Trees have faux leather ones!
Fun tip: Almost any round shape would make a great pumpkin. Think tart pans, round picture frames, cork circles, burner covers, jar lids… the possibilities are endless!
I’m so happy you stopped by! And hey, if you make a pumpkin patch of your own, I’d love it if you would click here and post it in our Lizzy and Erin Design VIP page! Please comment below and let us know what you think of this project!