Friday, September 19, 2014

Jack-O-Lantern Trio Tutorial

These Jack-O-Lantern blocks turned out so cute! I'm kinda bummed I gave them away. I think I will have to make myself another set this year! 
 It is made from three 4x4 pieces of wood ranging in height of 4, 6, and 8 inches. The coolest thing about this is that you can use them for halloween and then flip them around for fall! 
Love it! She is selling her own finished sets on her site at Fabdecor.com or you can just buy the wood and vinyl. My kit consisted of the wood and vinyl and I put my own spin on the project. If you'd like to try mine here's the tutorial! You'll have to let me know if you try it!
Supplies:
Scrapbook paper (I used 3 different sheets of orange and one sheet of brown)
Jack-O-Lantern trio OR 3 pieces of 4x4's cut to 4, 6, and 8 inches long.  And 3 stems.
Pumpkin Faces
Orange & Brown Paint
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Orange Glitter Tulle
Pencil
Craft Wire

To begin trace each of your pieces of wood onto your scrapbook paper twice. So you will have a piece for the front and a piece for the back of your pumpkin in each of your three different sheets of scrapbook paper.

Paint each of your pumpkins and your stems and set them aside to dry. I started from the biggest and went to the smallest so the biggest had the longest time to dry.

I had to make my own brown for the stems and added the scrapbook paper to the top.

Choose which faces go with which scrapbook paper design. Then start mod podging your papers to your pumpkins. I worked largest to smallest again. Front to back. I'd attach the paper to the wood on the front, then attach it to the back. Then I would put a layer of mod podge on top of the scrapbook paper in the back and set it aside and do the next pumpkin.

After they all had a layer mod podge on top of the back piece of the scrapbook paper I went back to the largest pumpkin and started attaching the faces.

After the face was attached I put a layer of mod podge on top of the vinyl and scrapbook paper to make sure I had a nice seal and make sure my project was more durable.

Then I started prepping the toppers while the mod podge dried. I cut tulle into rectangle pieces approx 3x6 and pinched them in the middle and fastened it with string so they looked like little bows. I made two per pumpkin.

Then I cut 11 pieces of craft wire 5.5 inches long and wrapped them around a dowel to get them to make a cute little spiral.

I went to work in the tops. For the tallest pumpkin I glued in the stem first with a huge amount of hot glue in the middle of the stem so that it stuck up a little from the top of the pumpkin. Then I added my tulle bows to the front and the back of the pumpkin and 4 of my wire spirals. Two in front, two in back.

For my middle pumpkin I did the same as the tallest except I arranged the wires differently to resemble bangs.

And then for the baby pumpkin I did the same as above with the stem and the tulle, but I only added one curly in the front for a cute little curly q and had two in the back.

I love how they all have different personalities! They look like a little family! Here's another picture of my cute little pumpkin family from the front:

And again from the back:

Isn't it so fun?! There are several other bloggers who took part in this series and you can head over here to check out the different ways that they personalized their kits! It's really cool to see the different ways that people create. I love it!

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9 comments:

  1. Girl you are so busy puttin out little masterpieces left and right! These are so dang cute.

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  2. thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! i really enjoyed looking through your blog!!
    i am now following!!
    sarah

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  3. Jessica those are fabulous! I love that they are two sided too! (That paper is gorgeous!) I'm a lover of all things fall and Halloween so these are right up my alley!

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  4. These turned out so cute Jess! I love that they are 2 sided. More bang for your buck!

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  5. Love these, they turned out really cute! I'm excited to start crafting for Halloween!

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  6. you win!! your's are the cutest!! wink!!

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  7. These look great, i will def try to make some closer to halloween!!

    love K

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  9. Those are toooo cute! The buck toothed one is my favorite. :) Thanks for sharing at the Great Pumpkin Party!!

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