Monday, September 14, 2020

Decoupage Jack O Lantern Wood Cutout

It's time again for our monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by Erlene @My PinterventuresThe purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is to create a project using a pumpkin or Halloween theme! I think I've nailed this for both pumpkin and Halloween! 

There are so many projects on Pinterest highlighting pumpkins and Halloween! I'm always attracted to decoupage projects, which I love - checking out how others decoupage and the techniques they use, so I was drawn to this pin  because it uses ribbon (fabric) to decoupage the wood pumpkin cutout. I had gotten a jack-o-lantern cutout from the Dollar Tree either last year or the year before. It's just been sitting in my stash with me wondering how I might use it. Seeing this pin help me decide what to make with my jack-o-lantern! Plus, I couldn't believe finding buffalo check fabric in the new craft section at the Dollar Tree! Imagine how surprised and thrilled I was!

Supplies Used:
  • Jack-O'-Lantern Wood Cutout
  • Buffalo Plaid Fabric
  • Mod Podge-Matte
  • White Acrylic Paint/brush
  • Scissors/Utility craft knife
  • Bowdabra
  • Embellishments
  • Hot glue gun
Let's begin by painting the unfinished wood .  .  . 
with white acrylic paint and let dry.
Next, cover the painted side with a layer of Mod Podge.
Then smooth the fabric over the Mod Podge covered jack-o'-lantern and then cover the right side of fabric with an additional layer of Mod Podge.
Once the fabric has dried, begin cutting off the excess following the outline of the wood . .  .
around the entire pumpkin, including the stem.
Use a utility craft knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.
How cute is this!
To make ribbon strips for a bow, apply Mod Podge to the wrong side of the fabric to stiffen. Once the fabric has dried, cut into strips and  .  .  .
create bows for embellishment using the Bowdabra.
Then attach the bows to the stem with hot glue .  .  .
adding additional embellishments of leaves and sunflowers for a lovely Fall hanger.
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23 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Julie! It turned out better than I thought it would.

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  2. How precious is this Ms. Jack-o-lantern. I love the check with the orange. It was so easy to follow your steps. Thanks for sharing, Gail.

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    1. You are very welcome, Terrie! The orange does help it look more fall-ish! Black and white check is everywhere for the holidays! Thanks!

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  3. That is absolutely adorable! I love everything about this and I'm not usually one to like jack-o-lanterns at all. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! My fall decorating is quite limited and this jack-o-lantern is about all I'm going to do for Halloween.

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  4. Such a cute pumpkin! I love the black and white Buffalo plaid with the orange flowers. Pretty!

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    1. Thanks, T'onna! Yes, the orange does make the black and white check look a bit more fall.

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  5. I'm in love with this pumpkin and want to make one now. This is gorgeous. What a great idea to use fabric.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I was quite surprised to find this type of fabric at the Dollar Tree. I got some in orange, too!

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  6. That is really cute Gail! You’re number one for inventiveness!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Oh, I don't know about that! I'm always looking around to get inspired!

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  7. Gail! That is adorable! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm curious, is it necessary to paint both sides of the pumpkin? Could the fabric side remain the raw wood?

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    1. I just painted the one side where I put the fabric. I didn't paint it at first and the color of the wood made the white on the fabric look yellowish so I washed off the mod podge and painted it white.

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  8. Cute as can be. Buffalo plaid is so popular now.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I know and I wish I could get it in purple. Lol!

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  9. Wow, the Dollar Tree is really stepping up their craft game. I need to check out their new stuff. Your buffalo plaid pumpkin is too cute! Erlene

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  10. I am enjoying all the buffalo plaid projects. Your pumpkin is no exception. I'm glad to learn from your tutorial that decoupage medium should be added to both the surface and the fabric.

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  11. This is SO cute! I love anything check (I'm wearing a check shirt today!) The flowers finish it off perfectly.

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  12. This is so cute! I am a big fan of the buffalo check, so I will have to make one for my kitchen!

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  13. I love how your craft turned out! The pop of color that the leaves and the flowers, etc., add are great!

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