Thursday, 10 September 2015

Birch Pumpkin DIY

Welcome friends -  I have a Pumpkin tutorial that I wanted to share.
I have been so fascinated with these birch pumpkins that I decided to make one of my own.

So won't you come along ...maybe it's something you would like to try.

First up supplies...

1 large styro foam ball
lightweight cardboard
hot glue gun
craft paint (white,black)

So let's get started...

I drew and cut out many, many tear drop shapes,
Then started to glue them onto the ball starting from the bottom up.
first row all at the same level, second staggered over the first and so on
till I reached the top. Making sure you leave a space at the top for the stem.
Then I added more and more till I liked the look I was going for.

Left it overnight to dry, then started to paint.
I filled my flat brush with the white paint  and lightly dragged it down the shapes ...
with having the light background
of the cardboard and the white it starts looking like birch bark.
Next I took a broken charge card and dipped it into the black paint.
then I dragged it down and across the petals.....

Let this dry completely ....

Time to make a hole in the top of the ball for your stem.
Using a awl or a knife dig out the foam.
Add a touch of glue to the stem and set into place.

Then wrap with raffia..........


                                                           DIY Birch Pumpkin


Decorate your rooms for fall with this easy Birch Pumpkin.

Thanks for following along,
wishing you a joyful weekend!

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  1. That turned out so nice! I've seen those for sale at Target and they're not cheap. I love how easy it was for you to make your own.. It looks so real too!

  2. Oh Wow! I love it! I don't know if I'd have the patience to try it but I love it!

  3. Well, that is just the cutest little pumpkin!

  4. Absolutely pretty neat!!! You make it look so easy!!! TFS