Hi Everyone! It's the weekend! Autumn is here....yeah for football games, crisp air in the morning, sleeping with a light blanket on the bed, the color change of the leaves and the end of mowing the yard (okay not yet, but soon). I love fall. And after the summer we've had I'm ready to move on to the next season, I just hope it stays for a while. In honor of fall, I made some wooden pumpkins to take to the craft fair last weekend.
I took an old post from the farm that my grandfather had saved and randomly cut it into different size blocks.
Then I went to the drill press and using a spade bit I drilled holes into the block of wood close to the center but not exactly in the center. Then I sanded them, painted them with a base coat of black and top coat of orange. Then I sanded them again to reveal some of the base coat.
I took a branch that had fallen in the last storm and randomly cut it apart to make the stems. I glued them in place with Gorilla wood glue.
Then I tied a piece of jute around the stem and inserted a couple of wires that I had curled....
to give them a little something to finish them off.
And here they are at the craft fair before I added the jute and wire. Just a little something for fall. I don't normally decorate for fall so I will be taking these to the next craft fair. I have a couple of other pumpkins so show you tomorrow. But tonight I'm going to enjoy this nice fall weather and take the dogs for a run in the pasture. Thanks for stopping by.