Pumpkins are trending -- without a doubt -- but today we're excited to be sharing the pumpkins mambi Design Team member Jen Randall will be decorating her house with this year: these mambiSHEETS pumpkin wood blocks!
click images below to enlarge
About these pumpkin blocks, Jen writes:
"I love finding things around my house to alter for home decor. It's even better when I find something from my hubby's wood scrap box in the garage. With the changing seasons and upcoming holidays, finding fun ways to decorate can be super inspiring! Last year I had a super fun time altering wood blocks using mambi Jumbo Gold Alphas, mambiSHEETS & some gorgeous glittery leaves. When I saw some beautiful patterns from various mambiSHEETS this Fall, I thought making some pumpkins would be a blast! So I grabbed some scrap wood & some canvases from my stash to transform into pumpkins. This project is easy, fun & will add some 'autumn' to any room."
Jen's step-by-step process:
- Find some square wood blocks (scraps, craft store, stash, cut down from large piece).
- Lightly sand if needed.
- Paint each wood block your desired color. I used Americana Marigold, Martha Stewart Gold & white gesso by Liquitex.
- Measure the width of your block & divide it by three to get the measurements to cut your paper strips.
- Find the mambiSHEETS that you love and cut each strip.
- Using Mod Podge, glue your strips to the wood. Be generous with your Mod Podge. Be sure to put the glue on top of the paper as well to give it a good seal.
- Set it aside to dry & paint your wood finials. I used Americana Burnt Umber & Martha Stewart Gold.
- Once your pumpkins are dry, use the Faber Castell PITT pens to shade the edges of the paper. This step is optional. You could leave the edges plain, ink them before gluing down, or use paint to highlight. I just love the depth that the pens create.
- Now attach your little stem with a glue gun (be careful!) and tie on some twine.
- Finally: glue on some leaves!