Saturday, October 5, 2013

Chevron pumpkin with wooden house numbers

We have another DIY project using our wooden pumpkin and numbers cutouts! For this project, I decided against the usual monogram because I just hung my monogram burlap wreath that I made a few weeks ago, and I didn't want to overdo it with too many letters, so I decided on house numbers.

For this project, you will need the following:

1) 18" or larger unfinished pumpkin cutout

2) 6" unfinished numbers - the font I used is Beltorian

3) Spray paint - white, orange and brown

4) Thin wire, twine, or burlap ribbon for hanging

5) Embellishments - burlap ribbon, raffia, etc.

6) Craft supplies/tools - scissors, hot glue/gun,
wood glue, sand paper, cordless drill or staple gun

First, spray paint your pumpkin orange and let dry. We used a pre-cut chevron stencil, but you can use painter's tape to shape out your lines and spray paint over everything white.

Next, spray paint your numbers brown.

Once dry, use a piece of course sand paper to sand edges to give a more rustic look.

Next, use hot glue and wood glue to attach numbers to the pumpkin. The hot glue will act as a temporary hold to keep the numbers in place while the wood glue will be the permanent hold once it drys.

Once your numbers are glued, use the sand paper to sand edges of the pumpkin.
I also sanded the chevron lines to take the shine out of the paint.

Next step is to drill holes for your wire or if you plan to use ribbon or twine, you can skip this step!

Now add a piece of burlap ribbon and raffia to the top and hang!

It looks great next to my monogram and freshly painted door

To see how I made this wreath, click here!!

I would love to see yours! Post to our facebook page and tag us!