I am so excited to share this Blue and White Fall Pumpkin Wall Decor with you because it isn’t your traditional fall decor, in my opinion!
Not only am I always looking for new and unique ways to make affordable decor, but I’m also always looking for fresh decor ideas in general, and blue and white seems to be popular this year!
Watch the DIY tutorial
I shared the quick DIY tutorial for how to make this adorable blue and white decor on my Youtube channel.
If you want to see the fast DIY steps or check out the other three blue and white fall decor ideas, you can watch the DIY tutorial video on Youtube!
Check out the other blue and white Fall decor ideas!
I recorded how to make this Blue and White Fall Pumpkin Wall Decor during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.
If you want to see the extended DIY tutorial, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations you can watch the DIY tutorial replay on Facebook!
For this project, I will be using these items, but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Wooden Pumpkin
- Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- Dollar Tree Raffia
- Dollar Tree Eucaluptus
- Ticking Fabric (Hobby Lobby)
- Dollar Tree Nautical Rope
- Dollar Tree Cotton Mop Head
- Blue/White Paisely Napkins (Tuesday Morning)
- Dollar Tree Jute Twine
- Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Blocks
- Apple Barrel Snow White Acrylic Paint
- Half Wood Beads
- Paint Mixing Sticks
- Giant Craft Sticks
- Sunflower Fabric (Walmart)
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
*I didn’t use the metal leaf pictured below*
How to Make Blue and White Fall Pumpkin Wall Decor
First, you need to make the surface for this project. I used 10 paint mixing sticks secured together with giant craft sticks to create mine.
Lay the paint mixing sticks side-by-side to create the size you want your sign to be and hot glue giant craft sticks across them.
Then, lay your Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower blocks across the top and bottom of the paint mixing sticks to see how many you need to fit across the sign.
Hot glue the blocks together in two strips – one for the top and one for the bottom. Now, you’re going to get ready to stain your wood.
How to use paint to stain wood
I like to use Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint to stain my wood because it is so much more affordable than actual wood stain, but is just as good (in my opinion)!
Spray your wood with water. I use a continuous mist spray bottle I ordered on Amazon. Then, pour the paint on the paint mixing stick surface and use a wet wipe to spread the paint.
Repeat the process on the Tumbling Tower block strips and set everything to the side so the wood can dry.
Next, I painted the Dollar Tree wood pumpkin with white paint (Apple Barrel Snow White) and used my heat gun to quickly dry the pumpkin.
How to decoupage a napkin on wood
I used a blue paisley napkin from Tuesday morning to decorate my wooden pumpkin. Whatever napkin you use, separate the plies and isolate the ply with the pattern on it.
Apply Mod Podge to the raised portions of the wooden pumpkin and place the napkin onto the Mod Podge. Cover the pumpkin with a piece of plastic saran wrap and go over the top with a rolling pin.
The rolling pin will smooth out any wrinkles or creases in the napkin without tearing it or pulling it up from the surface of the pumpkin.
Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely (I used my heat gun again to speed up the drying process) and then remove the excess napkin from the pumpkin.
I find it’s easiest to go over the edges of where you decoupaged the napkin with a sanding sponge to tear and remove the excess napkin.
Make a DIY bow and bring it all together
Pull a few strands from the Dollar Tree cotton mop head and cut several strands of the ticking fabric and sunflower fabric.
Unravel the mop strings and cut them to the same length as your fabric strips. Get a little bit of raffia, and start laying everything in an X pattern, alternating as you go.
Pinch and secure the center of your bow with a piece of jute twine.
Now hot glue the Tumbling Tower block strips across the top and bottom of the paint mixing sticks and hot glue burlap over the pumpkin’s stem.
Hot glue the DIY bow at the base of the pumpkin’s stem, hot glue the pumpkin onto the paint mixing sticks, and hot glue the Dollar Tree eucalyptus coming from behind the bow at the top of the pumpkin.
Finally, hot glue the Dollar Tree nautical rope to the back of the paint mixing sticks to create the hanger for this project! You can hot glue pieces of fabric over the ends to secure the rope more.
I hope you enjoyed this Blue and White Fall Pumpkin Wall Decor as much as I did and decide to make it for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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