I love that these will carry into Thanksgiving and don't have to be taken down after halloween, like those creepy crawly spiderwebs. They only took a few hours to complete, and the total project cost us less than $7. Here's a breakdown of materials:
Hinge- free, on hand
Paint- $7 we bought two samples and used what we had on hand
Burlap ribbon- free, on hand from another project
My husband jigsawed around the outline, and numbered each board to keep them in order.
He attached three boards across the back of the pumpkin to keep the pallet together.
We rounded all of the corners with the jigsaw. This gave lots of character to the pumpkins and really helped them look more recognizable.
Next, we made a stem out of a scrap from the pallet, and attached it with a few screws.
I came up with the idea to attach a stand to the back with a hinge. This way, when it's time to store the pumpkins, they won't take up much room! Yay for more attic space!
We figured that the big pumpkin needed a small friend.
I'm so happy with how they turned out!
Hope you all have a great weekend :-) Any cute pumpkin-carving ideas?