Chatty Walls had a few of us over the other day to experiment and try to make these. It is all painted and stained. But we used the negative of vinyl to make a stencil. It worked awesome! So much better than a regular stencil. There was very little leaking out underneath. So nice! Thanks Chelon! I love the little owls!
She also did a Halloween one that we just mounted on a frame too. I think they both turned out super fun! :)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
You lay 7 pickets out side by side, trace with a sharpie, the shape of a pumpkin, and then cut the wood with a table saw. It doesn't do curves, so straight lines are best.
After you've cut the 7 pickets, lay them out side by side making sure the bottom is square so your pumpkin doesn't sit all wonky on the ground. Then on the left over 8th board, lay it across all the boards and mark where to cut it to make a brace. You'll need 2 of these. Then with 1 1/4" wood screws, screw with a power drill, the braces across the top and bottom of the pumpkin.
Find a good pumpkiny orange paint and a good brown and go to town painting with a cheap, throw away, foam brush. I went over mine after with a light oak stain to give it some depth and antiquing. And then finish it up with raffia! Easy and nearly free! Happy Fall!