These Mini Stackable Faux Pumpkins are a fun & cute decor project the whole family can create together!
I cannot wait to become a mother!
Sometimes my desire for children is unmeasurable.
I am constantly finding adorable baby clothes, toys, dolls, furniture, ect. that I think would be perfect for my little (imaginary) humans.
We are still knee deep in Roger’s last year of dental school. But relatively soon we will be able to start thinking about growing our family of two.
Until then, I am left to dream about buying cute baby things. But as a serial DIYer & crafter my ideas for kids crafts & decor are reaching a limit. I can’t keep holding in all these ideas until I have children of my own. I might forget all of them!
And since I know that many of you who read my blog have children (or students) I thought I would go ahead & create these Mini Stackable Faux Pumpkins & share my little tutorial with you!
This year my sister-in-law built & moved into their forever home & as they were building she offered me any of the extra wood I wanted, much to my husbands dismay.
But he ended up being a good sport & our little home has greatly benefited from it.
One time, while I was digging through the big pile of wood, I came across a piece that would be perfect for cutting into blocks.
I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to do with them, but I went ahead & had them chopped into blocks for later use.
As time had passed I had forgotten about them, but recently as I was looking around my little blog/craft room for new ideas my eyes fell upon these little wooden blocks.
I instantly decided to turn them into faux pumpkins by painting them & topping them with cinnamon sticks & little burlap leaves.
Of course I immediately wished I had children, or that my nieces & nephews lived close by, since this fall project is so kid friendly!
And the best part about these Mini Stackable Faux Pumpkins is that you can create them with your kids & then display them in their room, on a shelf, desk, or counter.
Paint & Paint Brushes
Cinnamon Sticks or Twigs
Twine – Optional
Mod Podge – Optional
Hot Glue Gun with Glue or Elmer’s Glue
First, I sanded my wood blocks & painted them.
Then I cut & glued the cinnamon sticks on top with a hot glue gun, you could use Elmer’s Glue or hot glue the sticks on for your kids. I then wrapped the twine around the stick, because I thought it looked pretty, & attached it with glue.
For the burlap leaves I coated a piece of burlap fabric with Mod Podge to stiffen it. Once it was dry, I cut the shape of little leaves & glued them to the back of the Mini Stackable Faux Pumpkins.
How simple yet fun is that!
I’d love to see your Mini Stackable Faux Pumpkins!
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With love, G
Come to Me,
all you who labor & are heavy laden,
& I will give you rest.
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