Today we’re going to make another simple fall craft. As always, this craft should also be budget friendly. Today I will be showing you how to make a pumpkin frame using a Grapevine wreath. This craft will be the perfect addition to your farmhouse fall décor.
Not only is this craft beautiful, but also very budget friendly. Most of the supplies Used to make this craft can be found at the Dollar Tree. Speaking of Dollar Tree, have you been there lately? Are they getting their fall items out yet? I would love to know! I plan on making a trip in the very near future.
Let’s get started on this simple fall craft.
- 8 X 10 picture frame
- Paint sticks (You can find a good deal on them HERE on my affiliate link)
- A way to cut the paint sticks (I recommend these Fiskars scissors – aff link)
- White chalk paint
- Chalk paint for frame (I am using seafoam green from a frayed knot paint line)
- Orange paint
- Antique wax or crazy crow from a frayed knot paint line
- Paint brushes
- Chippy paint brush for Appling the stain
- Wired twine
Step 1: First, take your frame apart, discarded the glass piece and keep the cardboard piece that allows the frame to stand. Grab some paint sticks and measure one the width of the cardboard piece. Cut the paint stick down and use that as a guide to cut the rest of your paint sticks down. Once you have all your paint sticks cut down, you can glue them to the cardboard backing.
Step 2: Paint your picture frame in the color of your choice. I am using the color seafoam green from the afraid not paint line. Your frame will probably take two coats of paint at least. Once it is dry, you can antique it using some antique wax and a chippy brush.
Step 3: You can also go ahead and paint over the paint sticks that you hot glued to the cardboard backing. I used White chalk paint for this. Allow the paint to dry and then again you can go over it with some antique wax to give that rustic chippy wood look.
Step 4: Once both the frame and the cardboard backing are dry, you can now insert the cardboard backing back into the frame. I use some hot glue around the rim of the frame for some extra security.
Step 5: Next, take your Grapevine wreath and paint it orange and allow it to dry. This is going to be your pumpkin. Once it is dry, you can hot glue it right onto the frame. You are going to need tons of hot glue for this and hold it in place until it is dry. Now I know you’re going to ask what size of Grapevine wreath I used to be honest, I’m not sure. I know I bought it at the Dollar Tree, and it was one of the smaller ones. What I would recommend doing is going to the Dollar Tree and holding up your frame to the Grapevine wreath to see how it looks.
Step 6: You can now hot glue a stick from the backyard in place for the stem of the pumpkin. Once this stem was in place you can make a cute bow using some ribbon. I absolutely love the re fab bow. I find it so easy to make and I use it on most of my projects. You can find the tutorial on this bow here. Set the bow aside for now. We will add it at the very end.
Step 7: Next, take some wire and wrap it around a pencil. The wire is going to be your tendrils for your pumpkin. Once you have wrapped it around a pencil a few times, take it off the pencil and hot glue it into place.
Step 8: To hide the mess of any glue sticking out of the tendrils, add some Spanish Moss.
Step 9: Finally, you can hot glue your bow into place. I also think it would be cute to add a black a button to the center of this ribbon, but I did not do that for this project. I may go back and do that. Still deciding what do you think?
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube