Are you ready for all the pumpkin posts? I know I’ve already started seeing quite a few pumpkin recipes, pumpkin projects and decor, and I’m excited to start sharing some of my own with you. Today, I’m going to share with you this fun Pumpkin Patch letter set.
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To get started you’ll need:
- Pumpkin Patch letter set from The Wood Connection
- Paint color of your choice (I used white & orange)
- Sponge Brush
- Paper of your choice (I used Echo Park The Story of Fall)
- Wood Glue
- Glitter (orange)
- Jute Twine
- Cricut Explore
- Sand paper
Lightly sand all your letters, getting rid of any rough edges. Once done sanding, before you paint, trace all your letters onto the paper for each letter. I like to trace the front of the letter onto the back of the paper.
Once you have all the letters traced, paint the sides and back of all your letters along with your board for patch. I went with white, but you could also stain the letters, paint them brown or any other color.
Cut out your paper letters that you traced while the paint dries.
Now you are ready to glue your paper to the front of your letters. I used to use mod podge for this, but almost always had my paper bubble after it dried. Now I use wood glue, and it works like a charm! I don’t put too much on, but then I spread it out with a sponge brush. Then I place my paper letter on.
I use a vinyl squeegee to smooth out the paper really well. Using the wood glue and squeegee, prevents any bubbling of the paper.
I painted my little pumpkin dot for my “i” orange. Before the orange paint dried, I dipped the front into my orange glitter. Once it dried, I sprayed it with a mod podge spray sealer. (I love this stuff! It gives any painted surface that finished look, and adds just a slight shine to it.)
I put my dot on my “i”, added some jute twine, and I was finished with the letters. The very last thing I did was use my Cricut to cut the word “patch” out of orange vinyl and applied it to the board.
Once I finished this, I wasn’t sure if I really liked the white paint, but as I’ve looked at it, it sure has grown on me. I love the look of lighter, refreshing colors. What color would you make yours?