Thursday, September 22, 2016

pumpkin patch 3-D picture frame

happy 1st day of fall everybody!

it's the season for all things pumpkin.
pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes, 
pumpkin waffles, pumpkin pancakes, 
pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake,
pumpkin kadoodles (whatever that is),
and of course,
pumpkin pumpkin...

just google search it and you will have a gazillion pumpkin recipes that you will never ever complete if that's what you wanna do.

so in choosing a pumpkin treat to do,
i stayed away from food this time and 
made a pumpkin patch picture frame instead:
it totally came out not looking like 
what i had envisioned at all, 
which is a good thing cuz my vision for it was a little clouded.

thus the reason for the lack of supplies in the following pic,
as i, as usual, winged it:
i got these wooden balls at home goods for the simple fact that i found them utterly cute.
my daughter says i am a weirdo and 
i must agree. lol

i think they are vase fillers but i am changing them to pumpkins.
by painting them as so:
of course you can use wooden beads that you can get at any craft store if you don't get these.

one usually paints wooden beads by sticking a skewer in the hole while painting but these balls had no hole so i just held them instead and washed my hands afterward.
no worries about the spots where your fingers are though, as that can easily be fixed later.

anyway, while the beads/balls dry,
grab some green paper clips or floral wire and do this:
put those aside and hot glue your pumpkins in random order or whatever order you like on the wooden frame then finish painting those bald spots and allow to dry.
then add your paper clip "vines" with more hot glue.
now you need leaves.
i hunted for leaves in my overcrowded craft room and found a tiny leaf hole puncher but i didn't like that idea too much as i wanted something "sturdier".

and that's when i went to my kitchen and found these that i got at jo ann's:
aren't they lovely?
in my craft life, i choose to use sprinkles for anything, not just for baked goods.
i figure i have sprinkles in my cabinet that are 99,000 years old and they still look brand new so these should hold up.

just grab some hot glue and place randomly on the vines.
next, add some personality with a black paint marker.

now all you need is a pic to complete your project.
or a cute fall printable like the one here that i used.
and there ya have it.
so there is my official contribution to the internet pumpkin world.
now if you have a picture of a pumpkin eating a pumpkin pie, 
then you will be ahead of all things pumpkin...
:>O!