Happy Fall, DS readers! It’s Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs here again to share a fun craft with you. Don’t you just love this time of year? Seriously, fall is my favorite. I love the changing leaves and cozy evenings snuggled in a blanket. There are just so many wonderful things that the autumn brings! Since my love for fall is so strong, I thought that now would be a great time to share this Pinecone Scale Pumpkin.
Pinecone Scale Pumpkin
This little project is super cheap to whip up and you probably already have most of the supplies on hand. To make this sweet, seasonal art piece, here’s what you will need:
- Canvas (or any material that would make a good background)
- Hot Glue Gun (with extra glue sticks)
Note about the background: I chose a small 5×5 canvas for this project, but you can use any sort of sturdy backdrop. Painted or stained wood, metal, cardboard, etc would all work great. Just remember that the size of your background will dictate the amount of time put into the project. I made a larger pinecone scale pumpkin on a painted wood piece (see it at the end of this post) and it took about 30 minutes to complete.
Step 1 – Draw a pumpkin shape onto your canvas. It doesn’t have to be perfect because pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes.!
Step 2 – Remove the scales from the pinecone, starting from the bottom. It isn’t too hard to remove them with your own fingers, but if you run into any tough spots, a pair of pliers would probably help loosen them up.
Step 3 – Glue the pinecone scales onto the canvas. There wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to my gluing process. I started by adding a stem to the top and then kind of filled the pumpkin in, adding pieces to cover up any white space inside.
Isn’t this little guy so cute?!
These pinecone scale pumpkins add the perfect amount of texture to almost any vignette. I hope this gives you a little inspiration for your fall decorating and crafting! To see more decor and DIY projects, stop by Elizabeth Joan Designs ! Oh, and let’s chat! Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram!