Scrap Wood Pumpkins with The Contractor Chronicles

Hello Little Tipsy Readers!! It is good to be here again sharing a fun little project while Michelle is out with her sweet new baby! I know Michelle in real life so I am so excited for her and cannot wait to hold her little one! For those that don’t know me, I am Amanda and I blog alongside my husband over at The Contractor Chronicles. We love to share our knowledge of tools, our fun projects and our house remodels with our readers! Since we are going into cooler fall weather, I wanted to share a fun and simple Fall project that anyone can make with wood from your scrap pile, scrap wood pumpkins!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (12) copy

All you need for this project is a couple pieces of 2×4 wood and 2×6 wood! I found both in my scrap pile – but feel free to swing by Home Depot and grab a one of each a make a few of these for your home! Cut your pieces down – I cut two 2×4’s at 6 inches and two 2×6’s at 7.5 inches. I just did what I thought looked best – but make some bigger and smaller if you want too!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (16) copy

I used Rustoleum Cinnamon and sprayed the wood down.

Scrapwood Pumpkins (1) copy

When they were dry, I used my cornercat and sanded the edges a bit.

Scrapwood Pumpkins (3) copy

Lastly – and the thing that makes the pumpkin – I tied the whole thing up with green ric rac! I love it! It makes it look wavy – sort of like a real pumpkin!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (5) copy

I tied the top in a bow to look like “leaves.”

Scrapwood Pumpkins (8) copy

And you’re done! So simple but super cute!!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (14) copy

Thanks so much for having me today and please stop by and say hello and see what other projects we have been working on!

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Halloween Silhouettes with Organize and Decorate Everything

Halloween Silhouettes

Hi Everyone! It’s Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be here while Michelle takes time to enjoy her cute little man and the rest of the men in her family. I love decorating for the holidays and Halloween happens to be one of my favorite. While I love traditional colors I also like to break away from them from time to time. I love how these silhouettes represent Halloween but don’t scream Halloween in your face.

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The best part is that you don’t need a cutting machine or anything fancy to make them, just a computer and a printer. I’ve heard from my readers so many times that things were cute but they weren’t able to duplicate them because they didn’t have a machine. Well, I’ve got you covered with this project. Just google different silhouette images, size them, and print them out. Use your imagination to come up with your favorite group of images.

Halloween Silhouettes 3

I chose scrapbook paper in different colors but the same pattern as the background for the silhouettes. Then I went through my frame stash and chose the frames I wanted to use. Yard sale frames are a good choice for Halloween decor. They don’t even have to be the same color.

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Cut out the silhouettes. I found ones with not much detail (except for the tree the owl’s perched on) to make it easier.

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Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the frame then glue the silhouette on the paper. I used a regular glue stick. As you might notice I trimmed the tree a bit to fit perfectly on the paper.

Halloween Silhouettes 2

That’s it! Now you have 4 framed pieces for Halloween for very little cost. Thank you for letting me share a Halloween craft with you. I know it’s only August but I like to plan ahead and have all my projects finished. Here are a few more projects you might like.

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Chocolate Bones Halloween Treat

We made caramel apples the other night and with the leftover ingredients made these fun chocolate bones. They are super easy and the perfect last minute spooky Halloween treat for a get together or class party.
Chocolate Bones Supplies:
  • White Candy Melts
  • Water
  • Silicone Bone Ice Cube Mold*

*ours was from Dollar Tree and had fingers and bones
1. Melt a caramel for each bone in the microwave with a few drops of water for 30 seconds at a time. Stir until smooth. Put the caramel in the refrigerator to harden for 15-20 minutes or until you can pick up a little and roll it in your hand without it sticking too much. You can spray your hands with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
2. While the caramel is in the fridge, melt about 1/8 cup of candy melts in the microwave according to package instructions. Using a spoon put a little dob of chocolate candy in the bottom of each bone. Tap the mold on the counter until it spreads edge to edge. Let the candy set up a few minutes so the caramel won’t sink to the bottom.
3. Roll about a teaspoon of the caramel into a cylinder shape and place in the middle of the bone not touching any sides. Repeat for each bone.
4. Melt more candy melts to spread on the top of the caramel covering it completely. Let the candy set up until it is hard. Pop the bones out of the mold and enjoy!
Our ice cube trays had fingers as well as bones. We made fingers the same way by mixing a few pink candy melts in with the white. The boys loved the gross/spooky Halloween treats!
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Vintage Inspired Poison Bottles

Happy Fall, ya’ll!  I’m back from House Vintage, with a free and easy decoration to celebrate my favorite holiday… Halloween.  This project only takes a few minutes and can be made by recycling things you already have.

Step 1:

Look around the house.  Chances are you have some empty bottles that could use some up-cycling.  Make sure the bottles are clean, and remove any existing labels.  I find a soak in warm water or an adhesive remover works well for this.  I like to look for interesting glass containers like these beakers when I am out thrifting.  They are great for this project, but also look pretty with flowers in them other times of the year.

Step 2:

The Graphics Fairy

There are many sites online where you can download Halloween labels for free.  The labels above are from The Graphics Fairy, but a quick Pinterest search will yield other options as well.  Download your labels and print them on adhesive backed paper.  If you don’t have adhesive backed paper, double-sided tape works too.  Cut each label out, and position onto your bottles.

Step 3: Fill and Display

I like to fill the bottles with water and food coloring to make them extra spooky.  Then set them among your Halloween decor for a great vintage inspired look, that won’t break the bank.
I am starting my search for bottle right now! These are so perfect for a little spooky Halloween decor! Thanks Ali!

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