This months theme on Ten on the 10th is Pumpkins. Which I love! I mean who doesn’t love pumpkins, fall leaves, and cooler weather? Today I’m sharing an easy, low cost way to make a Buffalo Check Pumpkin.
A great big shout out to this months hostess Anne from The Apple Street Cottage. She rocks!
I found this pumpkin and these metal words at the Dollar Tree awhile back.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but I picked them up anyway!
The pumpkin was cute, but not quite the look I was going for.
I removed the raffia and the silver leaf.
Once that was done, I flipped it over.
Then I gave it two coats of white acrylic paint.
When the white paint had dried really well, I created vertical stripes using blue tape.
Then, I applied 1 coat of black acrylic paint.
Before the paint completely dried, I gently remove the blue tape.
Once the vertical stripes had dried, it was time to create the horizontal stripes.
Tape off the stripes , then paint.
Full disclosure, I had planned on covering the pumpkin with buffalo check scrapbook paper.
However, I ran short on time and decided to paint instead of going shopping.
Scrapbook paper would be a great alternative to painting!
Now I wanted a little more definition, so I dry brushed every other square using white acrylic paint.
Next, paint the stem.
I had to do a couple of coats to get great coverage.
To give it a little pop I added a little gold to the stem once it was dry.
Sorry, I thought I had a picture but no!
Once the pumpkin was painted, I added a cute bow and glued the tin “welcome” onto the bottom!
So what did my Buffalo Check pumpkin cost?
Welcome sign $.33 ( it was a set of 3 for $1.00)
Paint and ribbon – free! I already had them in my stash.
Total cost: $1.33
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