How to make a Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin…

Nothing says warm and cozy Fall Décor like Buffalo Plaid and Pumpkins.

Add them together for a cute Fall Home Décor project.

I love using wood slices in projects.

If you’re lucky, and you have lots of trees, chances are you may have a log or two that you

could cut off a slice. If not, with the popularity of wood slices you can easily find them online,

or in the craft department of your favorite store.

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If you follow me much at all, you know I love my Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer*.

I can easily customize the Caddy by removing the lids, and adding a

Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizer* for paintbrushes and glue sticks.

Once I fill my Caddy with supplies, I can easily take it outside to work on a lovely day.

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Materials used to make the Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin:

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  • To get the color I wanted for the base of my pumpkin. I mixed Orange Twist and Jack-O-Lantern acrylic paint.
  • Paint just to the inside edge of the pumpkin slice. Leave the outer bark showing.

  • Add strips of painter’s tape onto the pumpkin to make stripes.  Rub your finger over the tape to make sure that the tape is securely on the pumpkin and has no gaps.
  • Paint inside the stripes with a thin coat of white birch acrylic paint.  Be careful not to apply the paint too thick.   Only one thin coat of paint is needed.
  • Remove painter’s tape.
  • Allow paint to fully dry before continuing to the next step.

  • Rotate the frame 180° and apply the tape in the opposite direction. Make sure the tape is securely down.
  • Paint additional stripes with a light coat of dolphin (light gray) acrylic paint.

  • Remove the painter’s tape. Allow the paint to dry.
  • Lightly sand the wood slice. Sanding brings out the wood-grain and helps to hide any little imperfections.
  • Wipe with a clean cloth.

  • Cut a small 2″ piece from a tree branch to use for the stem.
  • I also used a “home” wood word picked up at the craft store for my pumpkin.
  • Hot glue the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.  Hot glue the word “Home” on the front of the pumpkin.

  • To give my Pumpkin a little extra support while sitting on my mantel, I hot glued a small wood piece (cut from an old scrabble tray) to the back of the pumpkin.  Because the wood slice is not perfectly round, you may have to offset it a bit.
  • Tie raffia around the stem and hot glue a small button bow with faux fall berries onto the pumpkin.  You can find instructions on how to make a button bow here.

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Buffalo Plaid Potholders

Crisp air, falling leaves, and a big pot of soup to warm you up…

Just a few of the reasons I love Fall.

So while you’re warming things up…

Warm up your plain potholder and add a little personality with Joy Iron-On Embroidered letters.

Supplies needed:

  • Joy Iron-On Embroidered Letters
  • Cotton Potholders
  • Iron
  • Pressing Cloth

Directions:

  1. Remove letters from the sheet.
  2. Position letters shiny side down on potholder.
  3. Cover letters with a clean cloth.
  4. With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 30 seconds.
  5. Turn potholder over and iron the reverse side for an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Allow to cool 1 minute before using.

 You can find a wide selection of Joy® embroidered iron-on letters and alphabet sheets in different sizes at your local craft stores!

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Planning on Getting Organized

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If I were the type to make New Years Resolutions…

One of my goals would be to GET ORGANIZED.

Now that he house is a bit calmer and my to-do list quite a bit shorter,

I’ve been able to work in my office again.

It feels good sitting down, organizing my thoughts, throwing away old notes…

Planning for the New Year.

I’m a planner, a list maker.

I love the clean slate that a new calendar gives.

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One of the ways I like to organize is by giving items a “home”.

By putting “like” items together everything starts making sense.

This 4 Drawer Stackable Cube Organizer*  works great for small items on my desk or anywhere

I might need a little organization.  Great in the kitchen, bathroom and even the garage.

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For fun, I personalized my organizer by adding buffalo plaid scrapbook paper around the outside

and labeling each drawer with chalkboard stickers.

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I even made myself a mini desk calendar using a 3″ x 4″ clear acrylic stand, leftover scrapbook

and a cute little calendar from Taylored Expressions.

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Even my coffee mug matches.

Did I mention I love Buffalo Plaid?

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I’m happy when everything is neatly organized.  (not that it always is)

Next up is the closet in my guest room where I keep the extra design team product that

won’t fit in my tiny little office/workspace.

Big job, Big plans.  I’ll keep you posted!

 

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