How to Make Wood Slice Pumpkins
Learn How to Make Wood Slice Pumpkins with this quick and easy tutorial. I love when I have the opportunity to create with UNICORN SPiT®, UNICORN SPiT METALLIC® and UNICORN SPiT SPARKLiNG® from Eclectic Products, the makers of E6000 Adhesives. They are non-toxic concentrated gel stains that provide a transparent or opaque finish that is luminous and allows the lovely grain of the wood slice to shine through. These cuties went together in about 15 minutes with limited supplies. And if you don't have the correct color of fabric, then dye it with UNICORN SPiT® Stain, I'll show you how!
How to Make Wood Slice DIY Pumpkins
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Here's what you need to make Pumpkins from Wood Slices:
- UNICORN SPiT® – Phoenix Fire
- UNICORN SPiT SPARKLiNG® – Golden Gosling, Lavish Lovebirds
- UNICORN SPiT METALLIC® – Hephaestus
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue
- E6000 Extreme Tack
- Wood Slice Rounds – Four
- Fabric Scraps – Assorted White
- Twine – Assorted Colors and Widths
- Twig or Branch – From the Yard
- Aluminum Foil – Dollar Tree
- Paintbrush – 3/4″ Flat
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Wire Cutters
Here's how to create Wood Tree Slice Pumpkins:
To begin the tutorial on How to Make Wood Slice Pumpkins, gather all supplies. Using a shallow glazed ceramic dish instead of a paper palette provides sustainability, just wash the non-toxic stain away and you are ready for your next project. I found these wood slices in a pack of four at the craft store, but they are available everywhere.
Lightly basecoat the wood slices with UNICORN SPiT Phoenix Fire and a wide paintbrush, allowing the wood grain to show through. Dip the edge of the paintbrush in UNICORN SPiT METALLIC Hephaestus and add lines that define the pumpkin sections. Blend everything together with a shimmering topcoat of UNICORN SPiT SPARKLING Golden Gosling. Mix and match these techniques to create a unique group of pumpkins. TIP: Open the top of each bottle of stain, scoop up the excess stain with your paintbrush and replace it in the bottle. NOTE: UNICORN SPiT METALLICS are not yet available on Amazon, but are at most Michael's locations.
Gather a twig or tree branch from the yard, and cut them into 1 1/2″ sections with a pair of wire cutters. Attach a stem to the top center of each pumpkin with the quick grabbing E6000 Extreme Tack. This is my favorite glue for attaching odd surfaces and shapes together. It is permanent when used wet, but if you drop dots on parchment paper and allow it to dry the Extreme Tack transforms into repositionable glue dots!
Let's dye some fabric scraps with UNICORN SPiT SPARKLING Lavish Lovebirds. Place a section of aluminum foil on your work surface. This will provide you with a non-porous surface, so the UNICORN SPiT will not stain your work table. Layout some scraps of what patterned fabric, apply Lavish Lovebirds to the fabric with a paintbrush, add some water to move the gel stain around, and coat the surface of the fabric. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, cut leaf shapes from the shimmering green Lavish Lovebirds dyed fabric scraps. Run a bead of E6000 Fabri-Fuse liquid fabric glue at the base of each leaf and fold in half to create additional dimension. Using a variety of twine, create four bows and trim any long ends with scissors. Attach the leaves and twine bows to the pumpkins with Fabri-Fuse to finish.
How to Make Wood Slice Pumpkins with Unicorn SPiT Stain
UNICORN SPiT® is a paint, gel stain, and glaze concentrate, all in one bottle. The unique jasmine scented formula can be used as a paint or diluted with water to create a gel, glaze, stain, whitewash, or antiquing tint. Ideal for creating new, or refinishing thousands of projects and excellent for crafters, DIYers, and pros alike.
UNICORN SPiT SPARKLING® is a shimmering paint, gel stain, and glaze concentrate with a lemongrass scent. It creates a sparkling, 3-dimensional effect on wood, glass, metal, fabric, pottery, wicker, concrete, and laminate. Use over existing finishes as a luminous glaze.
UNICORN SPiT METALLIC® gel stains allow you to easily create unparalleled, rich luminous finishes on furniture, home décor, fabric, and craft projects. Iridescent mica interacts with light to maximize the shimmer and sheen of the finish. The highly concentrated green tea scented formulas enable you to create what your imagination dreams of, so get inspired!
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are Laura's favorite way to decorate for Fall. Create a unique pumpkin from a wood slice and UNICORN SPiT stain to grace your mantel, front door, or gate this Autumn Season. Get the full details on how to create DIY Wooden Pumpkin Ideas over on Laura's blog Me and My INKlings.
Autumn is on its way, and Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama couldn't wait any longer to start making some rustic fall decor! She LOVES making coasters, and these Wood Slice Pumpkin Coasters couldn't be easier. Not only are they perfect for fall decor, but they are useful in keeping water rings off of your table!
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4 thoughts on “How to Make Wood Slice Pumpkins”
Wow how creative and cute! These look simple to make, but are perfect for fall!
Yes, Erin! Very quick and easy!
These are so cute! What a fun little project for Fall.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you so much Richella!
Have an awesome week!