Saturday, September 24, 2022

Truck Bed Pumpkin Theme Hanging


 Welcome Fall with a pumpkin theme truck bed wall or door hanging! I found the unfinish wood truck bed plaque among my craft stash items. I don't remember where I got it. I'm thinking I might have gotten it from  AC Moore during it's going out of business sale. In any event, once finished, it's a fun way to greet family and guest with this charming alternative to a fall wreath! 

It's also a perfect project for this month's Do It Over Designers - 'Do Over' project. In case you don't know, the Do It Over Designers is a group of talented bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY, hosted by Anne @The Apple Street Cottage. It happens the 4th Saturday of every other month and it's all about taking something old and/or unused and 'doing it over' into something new. Anything from fabric, old dishes, and decor to dressers and hutches. Items found in closets, cabinets, barns, garages, yard sales, thrift stores, you name it! I hope you'll visit all the super creative bloggers to see their amazing "do over" projects.  The list of participants are at the end of this post.


Materials Used:

  • Unfinish wood truck bed
  • Acrylic paint/brush
  • Masking tape
  • Foam Sheet
  • Red Flat Round Jewels
  • Clear Transparent Sheet/Sign
  • Florals/Fall Leaves
  • Small Pumpkins
  • Hot Glue
  • Command Hooks/jute twine
How to:
First, remove any dirt and grime from the truck by wiping it down with a combination of dish soap mixed with lukewarm water.  This is a mild cleaner that works for untreated, unfinished wood. Let dry.

Then, simply paint a few layers of acrylic paint onto the unfinish wood truck bed and .  .  .

let dry.
Once the paint is completely dry, lay masking tape across bottom and wheels to outline the bumper and .  .  .
paint the bumper.

Next, cut out a window shape using white foam sheet and glue in place. Then glue on red flat round jewels for the back lights and begin gluing on greenery along the truck bed. 
Oops, I was so eager to see how the florals would look, I forgot to paint the wheels black after painting the bumper! (not pictured)
Then start gluing on small colorful pumpkins, randomly .  .  .
The 'Happy Fall Y'all' saying was printed on  clear transparent film (to give a glass effect) and cut out the same size as the foam sheet. Then applied fabric glue along the edges to attach - drying clear.
To hang, command strip clips were applied to the back and jute twine wrapped around the clips.
                 
Colorful faux pumpkins displayed in the bed of the truck adds a dramatic look to fall decor, rounding out the design with vibrant fall leaves and a welcoming sign to create a warm Fall greeting!


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on making a Truck Bed Pumpkin Theme Hanging!  Be sure to pin for inspiration to make one as an alternative to a fall wreath! Now check out the other creative 'Do Over' Designers' projects listed below!

Sum of Their Stories

Tea and Forget-Me-Nots

The Apple Street Cottage

Birdz of a Feather

Exquisitely Unremarkable

Southern Sunflowers

Purple Hues & Me






13 comments:

  1. Love this colourful hanging and details like the 'glass' window! So fun!

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  2. That is just adorable, Gail. I love unique door decor and this one makes me smile. I actually have one of these wooden shapes, but I was never quite sure how to finish it. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Fall.

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  3. Cute project Gail. I love how you gave it dimension with the greenery and pumpkins.

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  4. Cute as can be Gail, Love a truck filled with pumpkins for fall. Happy weekend.

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  5. What a sweet "do over". Honestly, at first it was hard to see what the shape was even supposed to be, but as you transformed it everything became clear! A lovely way to greet your family and guests this autumn.

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  6. This is so cute Gail and an adorable alternative for a traditional Fall wreath!

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  7. That was such a great idea to make your door hanger 3-D with greenery and pumpkins! My flat brain would have been stuck on keeping it flat. Looks great!

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  8. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!

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  9. That is just adorable, Gail. I love unique door decor and this one makes me smile. Now its time to avail Custom Kraft Boxesfor more details.

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