I am not a traditional quilter or paper crafter, so I have created Faux Quilted Pallet Pumpkins with Ann Butler Designs line of quilt inspired stamps from Unity Stamp Company. Ann's stamps come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and patterns, but today I am using triangles in a star pattern and rails to create a striped pattern. Red rubber is perfect for stamping on uneven surfaces like the wooden pallet pumpkins. I love how the modern pumpkin shapes blend with the traditional quilting patterns to create contemporary home decor!
Wooden Pallet Pumpkins Decorated with Faux Quilting Stamps
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Here's what you need to make Stamped Pumpkins:
- Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilt Stamp Sets by Unity – Double Diamond; Chevron; Double Stripes; Dots; Leaves All Over; Stripes; Plaid; and Picnic
- Ann Butler Designs Background Builders Stamps by Unity – Stripes Set 1 and Stripes Set 2
- Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap – Canyon; Limelight; Evergreen; Deep Woods
- Wooden Pallet Pumpkins – one short and one tall (I found these at Joann, but this is a good substitute)
- Americana Acrylic by DecoArt – Dark Chocolate; Burnt Orange; Canyon Orange
- DecoArt Traditions Paintbrush – 3/4″ Wash; #2 Round
- Cardstock – Green
- Ribbon – Assorted, Green, 20″ Lengths
- Leaf – for tracing a pattern
- Scissors – Fiskars are my favorite!
- Acrylic Stamp Block – Large (I love this one with a grid)
Here's how to create Faux Quilted Pumpkins:
Base Coat wooden pumpkins with Burnt Orange and Canyon Orange, then let dry and apply a second coat if necessary.
On a large acrylic stamp block build a traditional star quilt pattern using the 1″ triangle from the Faux Quilting Stamp Sets. Load the pattern with Canyon Ink and then stamp off on a scrap of paper to ensure you are pleased with the design.
Stamp star quilt pattern along the centerline of the pallet pumpkin, making sure that the points of the triangles all line-up. The great thing about these stamps is that there is no edge, so the patterns line up seamlessly with no blank space.
Because I felt the design was incomplete, place 1″ Picnic Stamp on the acrylic block, load with Canyon Ink and stamp in the center of each star pattern repeat. Stamp 1″ Double Diamond in the center of each pattern match.
Place Background Basics on the acrylic block, load with Canyon Ink and stamp a different pattern on each section of the wooden pallet pumpkin. I attempted to stamp Tangarine Ink on the Burnt Orange paint but it did not have enough contrast, so I switched things up! Because crafting is organic and not an exact science, you have to be able to roll with your materials to create the perfect finished project.
Once the ink has dried, paint the base, stems and recessed channels between the pallet planks with Dark Chocolate. Use the #2 round brush for the detailed painting and the 3/4″ wash brush for the larger areas.
Place four of the 1″ squares from the Faux Quilting Stamp Sets onto a large acrylic block. Load with Limelight Ink and then stamp several times on green cardstock. Repeat with Evergreen Ink and Depp Woods Ink.
Trace a leaf (either real or faux) on the stamped cardstock and cut out with scissors. Cut four different types of ribbon in 20″ lengths and tie in a bow around the stems of the pallet pumpkins. Trim any long ribbon tails with scissors. Tuck the stem of the leaf into the back of the ribbon.
Farmhouse Style Faux Quilted Pallet Pumpkins
I hope you have enjoyed my Faux Quilted Pallet Pumpkins and you will use my project as a jumping-off point to stamp on a fun wooden surface! Look for flat surfaces like pallets, trays, and picture frames in your local craft stores and add some faux quilted charm!
MORE Fall inspired projects from some of my craftiest friends!
- Create a Thanksgiving Table Runner with a FREE SVG File by Cheryl with That's What Che Said
- Super-Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes by Laura with Left at Peninsula Road
- Use up those leftovers with a 15 Minute Turkey Chili by Liz with Liz on Call
- Create a new Thanksgiving Tradition with this fun tree idea from Mandy at SugarBee Crafts
- Download a FREE Give Thanks SVG File from Charynn with Pineapple Paper Co.
- Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie with a recipe from Bettijo at Paging Supermom
- Create a Fall Quilt Block Door Hanging with Alicia with Sew What Alicia
- Keep the kids busy with a Thanksgiving Coloring Page by Laura with Left at Peninsula Road
- Create a Fall Place Setting with a FREE Printable from Mandy at SugarBee Crafts
- Download a printable Thanksgiving Thankful Banner from Laura at Laura's Crafty Life
- I can't wait to the make this Butterscotch Marshmallow Pumpkin Tart from Beth at The Ruffled Daisy
- Liz and Sam at Pretty Life Girls have created gorgeous DIY Ombre Dyed Napkins and Tassel Napkin Rings
Visit Ann Butler Designs Blog for tons of Faux Quilted Stamping inspiration!
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