Hi welcome back to a little bit of calm and crazy. My name is Jennifer, and today I am so excited to share some more dollar tree fall DIY projects with you. If you’re new to my channel, welcome. I hope you will take a moment and introduce yourself in the comments below and if you are returning. Thank you so much… I am so excited because I don’t know about you, but I love to make money while shopping online, and that is exactly what top cashback is. All you need to do is go, create an account and then, after that, every time you go shopping, you just start off on top cash backs website type into the store that you want to shop at, and then it will take you to that stores website and You shop just like normal.
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You can see that there are several options in this area. Not only do I look in pick and pack I will look around Dollar Tree is a website, because sometimes I do want things that do come in the higher larger bulk items, but I always start with pick and pack first. Another tip I have for you is to have your items shipped to the store, rather than having it shipped to your home. The reason for this is Dollar Tree. Shipping rate can be rather high unless they are running a special and so just pick your favorite Dollar Tree and have it shipped there. If you are like me, and you want to start making money while shopping online, I will have all of top cash backs. Information listed below for you to go check out. There is no minimum as far as payout goes. They are also offering my subscribers $10 once you have spent twenty five dollars, and that is good up until September 12th. Without further ado, let’s jump into these fall DIY projects for today’s project. I chose to use three different sizes of pumpkins, so I’m using the welcome friends and the smaller one, the thankful in the chalkboard looking pumpkin, as well as the thankful and blessed as my larger pumpkin. I chose the two larger ones because they do have. Those metal leaves which I will be incorporating into my final product. As always, I will have a complete supply list for you listed below in the description box. I am also using some scrapbook paper that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I got this for $4. I always suggest waiting on that sell. This is originally 69 cents. I’m going, of course, for a wood grain theme here, and so I picked up three different pieces that matched that also have the metal letters from Dollar Tree, and I will be using the word harvest out of that pack. I’Ll also be using some Mod Podge. In order to adhere the paper to the pumpkins, so to start off, I’m working with my largest pumpkin and I’m just getting it all prepped, I’m just moving the raffia bow and I’m gonna remove that metal leaf. Now this is a really thin metal leaf and I’m trying to go in as careful as I can, because I do want to replace it. So here I’m going in with a pair of scissors and I’m trying to go underneath it and get the adhesive off now. What I have found with Dollar Tree Sciences – sometimes some of these are really well attached and sometimes they’re.
Not. I happen to get one here that was really well attached, so I just took my time and just kept kind of going around and poking it, and eventually it came up. I did not want to bend my metal or to tear it. It is that bin, I think it would tear the leaf if I wanted to once I got my leaf off. I went in and I decided to go ahead and sand off my glitter. It just was a nice, easy, roughs and nothing. Nothing too fancy. I could, of course, I’ve used the back of the pumpkin if I wanted to, but I’m using the leaf anyway, so I had to take it off and I wanted the back of my pumpkin to still look really nice and I didn’t want to have to worry About it, so I went with using the front once everything was nice and smooth. I did go in with a thin layer of Mod Podge on the main part of the pumpkin, leaving the stem clear of Mod Podge, and once I had that thin layer all over my pen, c’n and then I placed my 12 by 12 paper right on top Of my pumpkin making sure that I covered it up, I did not cut my paper. I did not trim it. I just smoothed it out and set it aside to let it dry and set up, and then I moved on and worked on my next pumpkin. So again I remove the raffia bow, and this time I am taking some sandpaper and Sandy in the leaf and getting that most of the paint off now it. I did not get all the paint off that were in the leaf veins. Some of the green is still in those, but I wanted most of the leaf to be more of that silver, more of a neutral color. That was just a personal preference that I wanted so once I had it all sanded now it was time to add in that it’s thin coat of Mod Podge and add the paper on top of it and smooth it out again, I didn’t trim the paper or Anything I just laid it right on top not worrying about the stem or anything and set it aside to let it set up and dry for my smaller pumpkin again removing the raffia, and then I have to remove this little sunflower. I also have to go in and remove the burlap that is attached now in the past. I’ve done this and the where that little orange paint is, is normally pretty stuck on surprising. It wasn’t that bad on this one again, you never know with the Dollar Tree things. After that I went in with my craft knife to separate the burlap from that base. It helps if you just kind of slice it a couple of times and then it peels right off. Then I wiggled the base from the pumpkin and it actually popped out pretty well, I just kind of took my time to make sure I didn’t rip anything took a piece of sandpaper to smooth that edge down a little bit and to also smooth any of where The paint might have been or any other exort adhesive.
I just did a really easy, quick sanding. This was a super fast one to do, especially since that orange paint does not stick like it had done before. But if you do have that problem, don’t worry about it, you can sand it. I have dealt with that before another thin coat of Mod Podge and then I go ahead and I place my third paper on to my third pumpkin notice that I am position in it so that I’m wasting as little paper as possible. As I’m covering my pumpkin. Once I have my paper on there again, I smooth it out, and I set it aside to let it dry once all three of my pumpkins are dried and the pond Podge has set up now. It is time to trim them out. You can go in with either a pair of scissors, a craft knife, whatever you’re the most comfortable with and just trim right around your pumpkin, I’m just doing a little bit of a loose trim. Nothing too fancy right here. If you notice, I have a little bit of the white hanging off, don’t worry about it. I mean I’m gonna come right back on and I will show you how I fix that in just a moment. So you don’t have to be super particular on this point. Just give it a nice nice rough trim on all three of your pumpkins after the rough trim. I am going in with a sanding block and now I’m sanding the edges to get that cleaner, smoother, look to make the paper and the edges meld together. I actually watch Megan with glue guns and roses. She does this all the time and swears by this trick, and you know what she was right. So this is the easiest way I just like to sand away from the front so that I make sure that none of my paper pills up and then one smile I’ll go side to side on some of my parts. But I always like to start front to back first and, as you can see the paper just peels right off, I do this to all three of my pumpkins and I love at the end results and order to add a little bit more dimension and texture. To my pumpkins, I’m going in with Waverly’s chalk paint and white Waverly’s chalk paintin ivory as well as Waverly’s a wax and an antique, I’m starting off with Waverly’s wax and antique, and I’m taking around the edges of my white pumpkin, I’m having to dab off some Of the excess before I even get started just so, I don’t have too much on my brush, I’m starting from the outsides of pumpkin and just slightly with a very light hand coming in ever so gently so that I don’t get too much.
I’m also using it to paint the edges of my pumpkin as well, because I definitely want the edges to be the darkest. I want to be very careful with this. I don’t want it to come in too much. I just want all the darkness to be on the very outside. I hope that you are seeing what I’m doing, because I am definitely not explaining this very well with words. So here you can see that I am painting the edges with my brush. Once I have this base layer around the edges and I D put the product down and I have very little product on my brush. Then I can go in ever so slightly a little bit more a recive Lee cuz. I don’t have as much product on my brush and bring the product in just a little bit more once I finished with this white pumpkin, and now it is time for me to work on my larger and smaller pumpkins, and I’m going in with both the white And the ivory, I do a mixture of the white and the ivory with some water. I just felt like the white was too white and the ivory was too yellow and I wanted to thin it out, because the chalk paint is just so thick. So if you have an acrylic paint, it would probably be a better option. I just actually didn’t have the right color abouna of the acrylic paint either, and so this was just the choice that I went with once I had the mixture all completed it I painted it just like I actually did with my white pumpkin. I went around my edges and dispersed most of my product there and then, as I got most of my product on the edges, I started coming in onto my pumpkin. First sometimes I was having to dab a little extra onto my paper as you can see there. Just to make sure that I didn’t have too much product onto my brush and just trying to be very careful that I didn’t come too far in onto my pumpkin. I did this both with a larger pumpkin, as well as the smaller pumpkin. The difference here is once I painted both of my pen khun’s, and I let them set aside and dry. I then went back in with a piece of sandpaper at 220 and very lightly. I sanded them so that the paint would blend into the paper. Just a little bit more and I love how that turned out, I think it looks so good when they blend it all together. I also went ahead and I painted the stems. I don’t know that it was necessary, but just in case they peeked through I went ahead and I painted them the same color to finish off my pumpkins.
I am going in with some twine to use on their stems Both of these twines do come from Dollar Tree, so I’m going in with a white twine on the largest pumpkin I’m just taking a little bit of hot glue on the back of the stem in order to secure that twine down, and then I just take the twine and I wrap it around the stem in order to cover it up There’s no rhyme or reason to it You just start wrapping and then use some hot glue towards the end in order to make sure that it stays on the stem at the top I also wanted to go ahead and replace the leaf back on to the pumpkin So I use a little bit of hot glue onto the back of that in order to just to secure that back on to the pumpkin and create a boat to cover up that little weird part or whatever You want to call that it needed a bow to cover up the top of that leaf So again, I went in with some twine to create that bow in order to cover that up I also use the white twine on the smaller pumpkin again, the same thing I use some hot glue to secure it on the back We wrapped it around and hot glue towards the top in the front, and then I curve it around and they use it to secure it on to the back and that’s how I found is the best way to keep the twine on to the pumpkins Now I went in with the more natural twine on to the medium pumpkin and I just had to do a little bit of lacing through where that leaf was, but it still was super easy and again the exact same procedure that I did on the other ones In order to secure that twine down, but this time I added the word harvest by using some of the gel super glue that you can get from Dollar Tree I just dotted that around the word, making sure that I had it in the high points and the low points of the word and then adding that to the middle of the pumpkin, and I think it turned out so cute I love these pumpkins I just love how natural and neutral they are they’re coming to me I just think they are so beautiful I hope that you love these too I want to thank top cashback for working with me today Don’t forget to go check them out if you want to earn some money while shopping online please give it a big thumbs up and if you haven’t hit that subscribe button, and you want to see more budget-friendly, DIYs and decor hit that subscribe button before you go and I will catch you in the next one Bye