Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pumpkins

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I needed some decorations around my shop for Hallowe'en so I decided to make some wood pumpkins. With orange paint actually called "Orange You Happy," I painted a few 10' pieces of 1" x 4" spruce strapping. Then some of it was ripped into half to make some thinner boards, and all of it was sanded and then coated with either grey or brown stain. I curved the edges of some pieces with my jigsaw to make a pumpkin shape.

Each one is a bit different than the other, but they are 12"-20" high and 14"-18" wide. I alternated between the grey stained and brown stained pieces and attached them with my nail gun to a few cross pieces. At the bottom I sat a 2" x 4" and nailed that there to give a base to hold up the pumpkin. I used a scrap piece of old barnboard for the stem.

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They all sit outside my shop when it's open.
shop front door Hallowe'en  
shop front Hallowe'en  

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2 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! I love the crow, too, and your shop is looking really good.

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  2. Fall pumpkins on the porch! How wonderful everything looks Julie!

    gail

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