Now on to EEK Weeks! This week's project is another wreath! I think I'm going a little wreath batty. :)
You will need: a floral craft ring, wooden pumpkins, ink, alphabet stamps, glue gun, mini clothes pins, craft paint and brush. Not pictured: raffia, brown colored pencil, and burlap like ribbon.
Start by painting the craft ring and the pumpkins orange. Give the pumpkins some life by loading the paint brush with a few colors (orange, red, yellow, and brown) and then sweep the brush down one side of the pumpkin, then the other, and then the middle. This technique is super easy and helps your pumpkins look more life like.
Give each of the pumpkins a brown stem.
While the pumpkins dry, use ink to distress some scrapbook paper and stamp it with your welcoming message. I used "Welcome to our patch." If you don't have alphabet stamps, print the words out from your computer or hand write them. I purposely separated some of the words to give it a handmade feel. Cut out the words and set them aside for later.
Now arrange the pumpkins on the ring and then glue them down. Repeat this step for the top layer of pumpkins.
Turn the ring over and glue on several strands of raffia to each side creating a line across the middle of the ring.
Clip the message onto the raffia using mini clothes pins. Aren't they the cutest?
Finish the wreath off with green leaves on a few of the pumpkins, swirly vines drawn on with a brown colored pencil, some distressing ink or brown paint to create more dimension, and a burlap-like ribbon on the top.
I'm sad the pictures do not show the details of each pumpkin. They are all a little different because of the painting technique we used. This is a super easy project that could hang on your door or wall through Thanksgiving. This is also a great project for your kiddos to help with. They could paint the pumpkins and stamp the letters. Too fun! :)
I'm linking up to these spectacular parties!