Wooden Pumpkin and Boo Blocks

Hallowe’en is getting closer!  The leaves are falling off the trees, and the days are getting cool and crisp.  Fall is my favorite time of year!

In honor of fall and Hallowe’en I created a wooden pumpkin and some cute little BOO blocks to display in my front entrance.  I used an SVG to cut out the bottom pumpkin and use as my template to cut out in wood.  I then made an oval to attach to the front of the pumpkin just to give it some dimension.

I painted them in yellow ochre, school bus yellow, and leaf green.  I used the yellow ochre as my base color for the bottom pumpkin and added a little of the school bus yellow in a few sweeps with a fan shaped paint brush.  I then did the exact opposite for the the oval part of the pumpkin, which was attached on top with some wood glue.  The edges of the pumpkin were distressed with brown paint, and the stem was painted green. I then added some ribbon and raffia to the front to finish it off…almost.

I felt like it was missing something, so I printed out Happy Hallowe’en on some tan paper and cut it out with my square punch.  I used my corner punch on two of the corners, and distressed the edges with brown ink.  I stuck that onto the tag I found in the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, which I cut out in light brown, and shadowed it with a darker brown.  It still looked a little bland to me, so I added some little gems in pretty orange and yellows.  All in all I think it turned out pretty good!

The BOO blocks were so simple to make!  I used my 2″ square blocks, painted them black, and added black and white paper to the front, in two different styles.  I used the Harrington font from my SCAL program to cut out the letters, and mod podged them on.  I also added some little orange gems to the letters for some extra color.  So cute and so easy:)

 

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