Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY: Punkin' Heads

Feels Like Fall...

wooden fence post
orange latex paint
black and white acrylic craft paint
silk leaves, straw, pipe cleaners, or raffia
sawtooth hangers for back if you want to hang them

   Saw fence post into pieces ranging from 6 to 12 inches.  You can make a bunch of these  with one fence post.  If you aren't going to hang them, try to get at least one end pretty flat.  Sand edges to get rid of spintery pieces, then paint with two coats of latex paint (paint bottoms too if hanging.)  After paint dries, have kids paint faces with craft paints and then hot-glue leaves, straw, etc. on top.

   We saw these several years ago in Gatlinburg, decorating our cabin entryway.  I couldn't wait to try them myself, and they were super-easy to make.  


A Gluten Free Mommy said...

These are adorable!

Following you from the Thursday Hop


The Princess and the Tot said...

These turned out fantastic! I love them, have pinned them, and hope to make my own!

Lori @ La-La's Home Daycare said...

Oh my goodness! I love these! They are just too cute!
You did an awesome job.


Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Those are absolutely adorable! We will have to make these this year- Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!