This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts, but all thoughts, words, and opinions are my own.
GOSH, you guys, I love fall so much. I love Halloween, I love Thanksgiving, and I love all the gorgeous fall colors you can decorate with. I’ve been doing a lot of fall decorating this week, so my son really has been bugging me to do something fun for Halloween. Today I wanted to show you how I took one of those popular hollow pumpkins from the craft stores and turned it into this fun Pumpkin Patch Diorama!
For this post you will need:
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk- Rich Black
FolkArt Woodland Stencils
FolkArt Acrylic “Ash” Gray Paint
FolkArt Multi Surface Acrylic Paint in Autumn Leaves, Pale Yellow, and Ink Spot
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Paint, Barnwood Wax, and Light Moss Finishes
FolkArt ABC Stencil
Pumpkin Diorama + wooden board
Styrofoam ball, cut in half
Battery operated pumpkin light
First, let me say that I just LOVE all the FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint and Folk Art Acrylic Paint in fall colors that you can use for fall crafting!! I had such a hard time not using them for this project, but alas, I really wanted to make something fun with these pumpkins!!
I really like the mixes of greens and oranges and yellows and indigo blues…so check out the wide variety of pretty colors that FolkArt has in stores!!
For THIS project, I used black FolkArt Home Decor Chalk on the inside of the pumpkin and that was the first step of this project.
After I painted the inside of the hallowed out pumpkin black, I pulled out my woodland stencil. The cool thing about this stencil, is not only can you STENCIL with it, but I used the actual punched out parts of the stencil for this project!! I painted them with FolkArt Acrylic paint in Ash and let them dry.
After the inside dried, I used a 6″ styrofoam ball, cut in half, and hot glued it to the bottom of my pumpkin. I laid faux moss over top of it carefully, then hot glued my gray trees in place on top of the moss to create a little landscape. Finally, I added a battery operated pumpkin light to the back to give it a pretty glow. Then I added my pumpkin candies to the display!
Then I got started on my next project–the Pumpkin Patch sign. I took a leftover piece of wood I had on hand and used the FolkArt Barnwood Finishes and Barnwood Wax on the board to give it a really cool, aged look! You can check out THIS post on how to use this awesome FolkArt Barnwood Finish!
Then I used the ABC stencils in and painted PUMPKIN with “Autumn Leaves” Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint from FolkArt. Then using the same paint in Pale Yellow, I stenciled Patch in all upper case on the bottom. Finally, I hand painted on a little arrow using the same FolkArt Multi-Surface Acyrlic paint in Ink Spot.
I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial for a fun fall craft!! Be sure to check out Plaid’s online catalog with all kinds of fun FolkArt goodies!!