I love wandering the aisles of dollar stores and craft stores to find ordinary items that I can upcycle and reimagine into crafty treasures. Such was a recent find of a wooden pumpkin garland from the Target Dollar Spot. As a lover of all things Fall and Funny, I created an Easy DIY Pumpkin Garland with a punny message, perfect for my friend, Rhonda. Can you hear the exclamation right now? I know I can!
Quick and Easy DIY Pumpkin Garland for Fall
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Here's what you need to make a Funny Fall Garland:
- Wooden Pumpkin Garland – this one is very similar
- Embroidered Letter Stickers – Large, White
- Embroidered Letters – Small, White
- Ranger Ink Spray Stain – Peeled Paint
- Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars
- Silk Leaves – Dollar Tree
- Jute Twine – Dollar Tree
- Ribbon – Assorted Autumn Colors
- Paper Towels
Here's how to create a Pumpkin Garland with a Funny Message:
Gather all supplies. My garland was already a rustic orange, but you could use an unfinished wood pumpkin garland as well. Select a combination of embroidered letters to spell out your message. The large varsity-style letters are packaged individually, but the smaller letters come on a sheet. Remove smaller ones from the letter sheet. A fun hack for creating a custom project is purchasing white embroidered, chipboard, or even sticker letters and then add your perfectly matching color.
Arrange all the embroidered letters on several layers of paper towel and then gently mist with a spray stain or dye. Distress Spray Stain from Ranger Ink is perfect for coloring a variety of surfaces, even wood. The color Peeled Paint is a nice mossy green once dry. I love the light and dark sections created by the embroidery. You could mix colors as well!
Once dry, flip the four small embroidered letters over on your work surface and apply a bead of Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue with the fine tip applicator. Attach the O and H to the first pumpkin. Attach the M and Y to the second pumpkin. Set aside to allow the glue to dry.
Remove backing paper from each of the large varsity letters to expose the adhesive. Position and then attach one letter to each of the remaining five pumpkins. Don't worry about lining all of the letters up perfectly, instead, offset them intentionally to create a whimsical feel.
Easy DIY Pumpkin Garland a Funny Fall Upcycle
I hope you will use my Easy DIY Pumpkin Garland project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creativity and upcycling skills! Think outside the box when it comes to materials and supplies to use them in unexpected ways!
Get the kiddos involved and create a fun family crafting time. This Easy DIY Pumpkin Garland can be made in just about 30 minutes with simple supplies. Create additional garlands for other holidays with funny sayings on them!
If you liked this Easy DIY Pumpkin Garland with a Funny Fall Message, then check out a few of my other Fall and Autumn Crafts like The Easiest Acorn Pillow OR Rainbow Ribbon Turkeys for Thanksgiving OR DIY Embroidered Kitchen Towels for Autumn.
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