Hello Friends!! Welcome to the very FIRST post from Building the Crowder’s, I’m so happy you are here! So to start things off I wanted to do a week of Fall Decor DIY’s. Here in Texas it’s hard to get into the fall spirit when you walk from your house to your car and are drenched in sweat. YUCK, I know! But I refuse to put it off any longer, this is my favorite time of year!
For our first DIY we are going to make the most AMAZING Farmhouse Pumpkin. I wish I could claim this beautiful idea as my own, but it is from the imagination of Pen + Paper Flowers. I just changed things up slightly. So let’s get going…
First, you will need Mason Jar lids. I was lucky that I had some leftover from a wedding I decorated. If you do not have any, you can find mason jars at most dollar stores or Walmart. I used 17 lids, but if you would like your pumpkin larger you can always use more. I then applied 2 coats of Flat White spray paint to both sides. The farmhouse style is not a fan of shiny paint, but if you are, then shine away!
While those were drying I found an old book and cut the strips that will go around the lids. I cut my strips 3/8 inch wide, but if you get larger jars cut yours accordingly.
Once your lids are dry, string them together with fishing wire or cord. Make sure your lids are all facing the same way and tie the cord in a knot.
Now it’s time to add the book strips. Using a hot glue gun, glue the top of the strips toward the inner part of the pumpkin. Let the opposite end of the strip hang off for now, we will discuss that in the next step.
Carefully turn your pumpkin over. Now glue the bottom part of the strips around the lid. Don’t worry about the strips not meeting. Once they are all glued you can turn the uncovered portion toward the inner part of the pumpkin and no one will be the wiser!
For the last step attach the stem and leaves. I used a tree branch I found outside and cut out leaves from burlap. In Pen + Paper Flowers tutorial they used cinnamon sticks and brown cupcake holders to make the leaves. Thats what is so great about this DIY, you can change it to make it your own.
And thats a wrap!!
Isn’t this little pumpkin precious?!
I would love to hear from you and your ideas on how you might make this your own, new colors, other material around the lids, maybe a new stem. Leave a comment below and subscribe to my newsletter so you will never miss out on the next fun project!! -God Bless