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    DIY pumpkin trio set {guest post}

    Posted by  ·  September 1, 2012

    Hi Skip to my Lou fans! We’re identical twin sisters, Kristi & Kelli from Lolly Jane. Today we’ll be sharing some fall decor items, a pumpkin trio set.

    But first we want to introduce ourselves. We run a DIY blog full of ideas and inspiration to help you spruce up your space! You’ll find everything from:

    HOME DECOR

    to HOLIDAY DECOR

    even RECIPES!

    And be sure to check out our always growing page of tutorials.

    We love to decorate for fall! Here in AZ, it’s still in the triple digits, yeow! So by dressing things up with warm tones in our house, we’re bringing fall indoors. We think these cute faux pumpkins create just the right tone.

    To make your own pumpkin trio set, you’ll need:

    (1) 2×4: Cut in sizes 6″, 8″ and 10″ heights
    (1) Chunky stick, cut into 3 pieces with saw
    (3) Headless nails
    Chisel & Hammer (wear gloves)
    Mouse sander
    Orange acrylic paint
    Black acrylic paint
    Coordinating brown ribbon

    To make these bad boys:

    {Part 1}

    1. Cut a 2×4 in

    to 3 sizes: 6″, 8″ and 10″
    2. Use mouse sander to sand away splinters/rough edges
    3. Use chisel to create pumpkin-like grooves
    4. Discover 4-year old’s pictures while you were chiseling 😉
    5. Smother blocks in orange pumpkin-y paint
    6. Distress pumpkins with black paint

    Take a break and catch up on DVR’d shows wait for paint to dry 🙂

    {Part 2}

    1. After paint is dry, drill nail-size hole into wood
    2. Add wood glue onto headless nail
    3. Insert headless nail into drilled hole
    4. Cut wood stick into 3 pieces (mine are between 1.5-2.5″)
    5. Drill hole into stick
    6. Lightly hammer stick into nail so there’s no gap
    When wood glue is dry, top with ribbon and that’s that!

    Your pumpkin trio set is all ready for display:

    Thanks so much for letting us guest today, Miss Cindy! Feel free to swing by our FB page, tweet along or pin with us!

    XOXO, Kelli and Kristi

     


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    1. Debra
      Thursday, September 20th, 2012
      Those are some fun funky punkins'. I like'em. :)
    2. Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
      THANKS for much for letting us guest!! We love Skip to my Lou!

      XOXO,
      Kristi and Kelli
    3. Katy
      Saturday, September 1st, 2012
      This is the perfect project to do with my 5 yr. old grandson who is always wanting to craft with me. Thanks so much!
    4. Emily
      Saturday, September 1st, 2012
      These are super cute!! great job! love your blog.
    5. Suzanne
      Saturday, September 1st, 2012
      That's a sweet project. You really transformed the wood with great paint accents.