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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Seasonal Wood Board:.

So I saw this idea on a blog of a cute gal from my hometown in Oregon. She made this cute pumpkin board. I thought it was a great fall decoration, and I set out to create one of my own! I ended up at Wood Connection (if you live in Utah, then get on over there!)

Here is what you need:

- wood board (sized to where you want to put it in your house)
- pumpkin cutouts
- paint
- scrapbook paper
- modge podge
- embellishments: twine, raffia, glitter, ribbon, etc. (optional)
- magnets (or something like that, like velcro)
- hot glue/gun


I started off by painting my board black. We use a lot of black in our house, and I thought it would help my shapes to pop out more. You'll probably just want to make sure you use some sort of neutral color.

While that was drying, I first traced the edges of my pumpkins.

Then I painted the edges of my pumpkins.

While they were drying, I cut out the pumpkin shapes.

Then I modge podged the scrapbook paper onto the pumpkin cutouts. I used my pampered chef pan scraper to smooth out any bubbles.

Next I sanded the edges of the pumpkins.

And then I sanded my board a little bit, too.

After that, I glued magnets on to the board....

And on the backs of my pumpkins. (You could just glue the shapes directly on the board, but you'll see below why I used magnets instead.)

Then I stuck my pumpkins on (I later went back and tied some raffia around their stems) and it was done! I'll staple gun some ribbon on the back because I am planning on hanging mine.

***Make sure you glue the right sides of the magnets down. I thought I did, but I have a couple that are a little wonky when you try to stick them on!***

While I was at Wood Connection, I saw a bunch of other cute seasonal shapes, so I decided I would use magnets so that I could switch out the shapes for each month or season.

I haven't decided if I'll do anything different for November, but I made these for December....

And February.

I also have some snowflakes for January, but I didn't have white paint, so they will have to get done some other time! I'll keep on the lookout for other shapes to go with other holidays/months/seasons. I know Michael's and Robert's, and I would assume Hobby Lobby - really any craft store - will have cut outs!

This would make a great gift!

15 comments:

  1. SUCH a cute idea!! I'm definitely going to have to make me one of these...thanks for sharing.
    :)

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  2. Great idea! I love the magnets to make it interchangeable. Grand idea!

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  3. This is so fun! I love it. Great idea -

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  4. I had the same idea, but with velcro, and just haven't made it yet! We think alike I tell ya!

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  5. I made a 12/12" board with one big pumpkin on it, and I did sticky back velcro that one. I'm on the look out for a big christmas tree. They look way cute! Great job Summer!

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  6. Wow, I really like that idea! Especially since you'd never actually have to store the board, just the pieces (I hate figuring out how to store stuff). I may have to try that!

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  7. Love this idea. I think my kids would have a blast making this putting up the diff. holidays. It would make a great gift for grandparents.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kate

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  8. How fun! What a fun project to do with the kids!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  9. Cute!
    I love that you can use it throughout the year and all you have to do is change out the magnets.

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  10. So so cute!! What a great idea!

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  11. Very cute! I have something similar that I did at a Super Saturday. It is a wood frame with bead board on the back. I painted the wood cutouts then Velcroed it to the bead board. I have mine hanging on my door. It is so much fun. I love how yours has three cut outs.

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  12. I just wanted to let you know that I linked your page to my blog in one of my posts- I used your tutorial and made a board of my own. Thanks for the idea!
    www.ourcrazyamazinglives.blogspot.com

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