Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn
This Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn is a fun theme that the Thrift Store Decor Team is having this month. All of our projects have plaid and/or flannel to them, perfect for fall!!! This month we’re inspired by Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods new book, Crafting with Flannel.
Here’s what I started with.
Let’s get into how to make this cute Dollar Tree Fall Craft
Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn
I found the plank pumpkin and acorn at my local Dollar Tree store. The plaid fabric was found as a bundle at Joann’s.
- plank fall shapes
- plaid or flannel fabrics
- fabric scissors
- mod podge
- foam brush
- x-acto knife
- metallic acrylic paint in Rich Espresso
I started by cutting strips of each of my plaid prints, one for each of the sections of the plank wood pumpkin and acorn.
Use the foam brush and spread an even layer on one of the outer sections of the pumpkin (or fall plank shape). I used the straight edge of the fabric along one side of the plank section so I would only need to trim off the other side.
I repeated the step on the section next to it, using the straight edge of the fabric on one side of the plank as I did in the first section.
Then I moved over to the other side edge and repeated the process. I left the center section undone for now though.
After the mod podge has dried (I waited about 30 minutes), I flipped over the pumpkin and used an x-acto blade, and trim the overhanging plaid fabric.
Here is the pumpkin after 4 of the sections have been trimmed. Then it’s time to mod podge the center section of plaid fabric.
Once you’ve repeated the process by mod podging the center section, letting it dry, and then trimming… you have some adorable fall plaid pumpkins and acorns!
I finished the pumpkin and acorn with some metallic acrylic paint in Rich Espresso.
Now make sure you check out what the rest of the team has created this month using plaid and flannel! So many cute ideas!!!
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Easy DIY Fall Flannel Pumpkins
House of Hawthornes Rag Wreath DIY
Organized Clutter Flannel Covered Books
Reinvented Delaware Cheap Wreath for Fall
Our Southern Home No Sew Flannel Pumpkins
Domestically Speaking Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn
My Repurposed Life DIY Flannel Scraps | Easy Projects
Petticoat Junktion Flannel Wrapped Wreath
Sadie Seasongoods Blue Fall Decor With a Pumpkin Throw PillowShop at Blue Flannel Embellished Hand Towels
I just love, love, LOVE how these turned out, Maryann!! You’re making my flannel-loving heart swell with glee.
Maryann, these are the most expensive looking Dollar Tree crafts ever! Love these!!!
Maryann, This is such a great idea! I guess I need to make a trip to the Dollar Tree. The fabrics are such a pretty combination.
I haven’t been to the dollar tree enough lately! Those shapes were perfect for PLAID!!! I really like your colors.
I seriously stood in the dollar store and tried to figure out something (anything) to do with those fall shapes and couldn’t think of anything! Those are too cute! Now I’ll have to run back and buy some!
I did the same thing Pam, but decided to snag them anyway and figured I’d come up with some idea… they were just too cute to pass up!
This is a really clever project! I love the plaid fabric on the slatted shapes.
Thank you Carlene! So fun for fall!
These are the cutest! I’m going to head to the dollar store!
Yes… I’m head back today to see if they have any other shapes.
Maryann, I am seriously headed out to the dollar store to find these wood craft pieces! They are adorable covered in flannel. I have some leftover wool that I could do this with! Pinned!
Yes..wool would be SO CUTE!!!
I love this idea so much!
Thank you Paula!