Yesterday, as I drove through the winding country roads with the windows down and Adam Levine singing to me with the clear blue sky overhead and looked at the brilliantly hued trees that dotted the countryside wearing their reds and oranges and magentas…..one thought kept occurring to me over and over again.
If fall was a man and I wasn’t already happily married to a pair of twinkling brown eyes….
….I would totally date him.
Who could resist?
Can’t you picture him?
He’d be tall and dark and handsome with brown curly hair that always looked a little messed up.
And he’d be strong.
And wear a buffalo checked shirt and stand on hay bales and make sure the cows didn’t escape.
Fall would be a super fun date.
But don’t try to take him home for the holidays.
I’m celebrating fall and buffalo checked shirts and changing leaves with this easy, simple, take-you-20-minutes-and-some-sticks-from-the-yard project.
All you need is a backdrop, a pencil and some twigs.
I think twigs sounds a little fancier than sticks.
Step 1: Start with a backdrop
I found this at the local junk store.
I think it’s supposed to be a tray?
You could use a plain piece of wood inside a picture frame or a barn door or a sign that you painted over.
Start with the back drop and paint it whatever color you want.
Mine came kind of chippy white so that ‘s what I went with.
Step 2: Collect twigs from the yard
I literally walked out the door and to the edge of the wood and found these really pretty-almost-look-like-birch-bark twigs.
You will need about 30 of them.
Step 3: Draw the outline of a pumpkin
Use a pencil.
Trace the outline of a pumpkin.
It’s just kind of a smashed-in circle.
Step 4: Break your twigs
I just started snapping them to the approximate length.
Then I’d hold them up against the pumpkin to make sure they fit.
Continue until you have enough sticks to fill up your pumpkin.
Step 5: Start gluing your sticks
I started at the edge of the pumpkin and started laying the twigs in place.
Then I hot glued them onto the backdrop.
Step 6: Continue adding sticks and attach stem
I continued layering in the sticks until I had my completed pumpkin.
Then I attached the stem which was a larger stick cut at an angle.
Can you see why I love fall so much?
What other time of year would you turn twigs into a pumpkin?
PS If you need a little sunrise in your day, be sure and tune in tomorrow.
I have the prettiest pictures from the fishing trip.
And today I”m so happy to be part of this amazing group of bloggers and week of pumpkin fun!
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