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Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn

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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.

Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn

Here’s what I started with.

Before with Dollar Tree Pumpkin and Acorn

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.

Plaid strips cut for each section
Mod podge fabric strip

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.

Mod Podge on Plaid Fabric

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.

Fabric mod podge of pumpkin

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.

Pumpkin Flipped Over

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.

Fabric trimmed from Pumpkin

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!

Plaid Pumpkin
Plaid Acorn

I finished the pumpkin and acorn with some metallic acrylic paint in Rich Espresso.

Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn

Now make sure you check out what the rest of the team has created this month using plaid and flannel! So many cute ideas!!!

Flannel and Plaid Projects

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


  1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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!

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