I did it guys.
I’m sorry, but I lied to you. I didn’t mean to lie to you. It just happened.
When I posted the 7 simple & frugal fall crafts, I said there probably wouldn’t be many new fall crafts around here – if any.
And then I decided I needed a green pumpkin…with an ampersand symbol.
Before I knew it, I was in the driver’s seat and my car was practically steering itself to Michael’s.
Story of my life.
Hello Ampersand Pumpkin.
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Even though I caved and did a fall craft, luckily this is one of those pumpkins that will be around forever.
Because its fake.
Let’s be honest, it may not always have an ampersand symbol, seeing as how I change things up often, but I didn’t waste my time painting and poking holes in a pumpkin that will rot in a few weeks.
I do wish though that they would start making these fake pumpkins with bigger stems. Someone needs to tell those people that bigger stems make a pumpkin prettier.
I like big stems and I cannot lie.
Preferably gold or glittered ones.
- Pumpkin – Fake or real. Mine is a fake one from Michael’s.
- Paint – I used this spray paint*.
- Paper copy of an ampersand symbol – I just searched for one online, then saved it and printed it out.
- Decorative furniture tacks or thumb tacks – I used the furniture tacks because I had a lot laying around.
Paint your pumpkin whatever color you want to. I went with green. It works with the rest of my decor. I don’t really care if everyone else says that green is not a fall color and that I should be using orange, red, or yellow. I’m a rebel like that.
After your pumpkin has dried, cut out your ampersand symbol. Place it on your pumpkin with a few of the tacks.
Take a pencil and trace around the ampersand. Be sure to trace on the inside of the symbol as well.
Take the ampersand off your pumpkin, but don’t remove the tacks. Just tear it away from the tacks.
This just helps to give you a few anchor points. Fill in the symbol with the tacks.
How easy was that?
Have you done any fall crafts with furniture or thumb tacks?
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