Painted Pumpkin Topiary

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

This Painted Pumpkin Topiary is a great kids' craft to brighten your doorway this Halloween

Welcome autumn with this cute pumpkin topiary.  It’s a great project to get the kids involved with, and can be made either in this simplified form, or gussied up by painting and embellishing with lots of details.  Either way, this cute decoration is a fun way to welcome fall!

Pumpkin 2

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own pumpkin topiary:

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Valentine Painted Birds

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By Guest Blogger Maria Mercedes

Valentine Painted Birds

materials:

 

First, wash your rocks with soap and water to remove any oily residue.  Dry well.  Then, paint all of the rocks white paint, this step helps the other colors stand out more. Let dry.

Cut and transfer patterns to the rocks.

Trace

Paint the rocks the suggested colors or any other color that you prefer. Once all the rocks are painted and dry, outline the heart and birds with a black permanent sharpie.

Use any varnish or acrylic sealer to seal the rocks.

Paint

Valentines Painted Rocks

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By Guest Blogger Maria Mercedes

Painted Rocks

Materials:

Directions:

Collect rocks as flat as possible and wash them well. You may also buy a whole package of river rocks at the Dollar store.

Words on Rocks

Rip little pieces of paper from your book and glue them down to your rock. Once all the rocks are done, sand them slightly so they feel smooth.

Use a pencil to lightly draw a heart and write the words down. The letters don’t have to be perfect but it you don’t like how one turned out simply mod podge over it  with the book page and re-paint again.

Seal rocks with varnish.

 

 

 

Painted Bear

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By Guest Blogger Maria Mercedes

Painted Bear Wall Art  

Supplies:

 

Directions:

Glue decorative paper to canvas using gel medium or mod podge.
Water down the white paint to cover most of the decorative paper but leaving the edges unpainted. Let dry and then apply another coat of watered down light blue paint on top of the white.
Transfer a pattern of your choice to canvas.

Bear Base Coat

Base coat bear using terra cotta paint and use antique white for the mouth area and small bottom. Paint beehive skin tone, bees yellow and wings white. Let dry.

Shadows

Shade darker areas by applying watered down burnt umber paint to some areas.

Painted Bear Canvas

Use the permanent black pen to outline details and finish off the painting.

Add Red Pastel

 

Using a red pastel oil and an old brush add the red color cheeks to the bear

 

 

 

Painted Fall Leaves

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By Guest Blogger Maria Mercedes

DIY Painted Fall Leaves

Make your own painted leaves in a variety of colors. Perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape, or fall decor. You can even paint names on them or attach flags to the twigs to create Thanksgiving place cards.

Supplies:

 

Steps to Follow:

 

  1. Place pattern on the wrong side of the fabric and pin into place. Trace around pattern with pencil, then cut out.
  2. Sew together, following the drawn line. Leave a small opening on the side of the leaf (as shown on pattern) for stuffing and another small opening on top of the leaf to insert a small twig.
  3. Turn right-side out and stuff, then hand sew the side of the leaf opening closed.
  4. Hand stitch the veins of the leaves, the stitches don’t have to be perfect but begin stitching the main vein a little off center so that the twig can slide in.

Steps

5. Paint each leaf a different fall color. More than one coat may be necessary. Let dry.

Painted Fall Leaves

6. Glue twigs into place with a hot glue gun. If desire tie a hoop to twigs for hanging.

Painted Fall Leaf Decor

 

Painted Pine Cones

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Painted Pinecone DIY

DIY Painted Pinecones

I am working on some decorations for a Fall Woodland Baby shower and my little one wanted some projects that she could help with. This cute table display is an easy way to add a bit of color to your fall table with little work. I picked the nursery colors but the paint can be anything!

pinecone

Supplies

Painting Pincones

Easy Painted PInecone

Grab a pine cone, hold it upside down and paint the bottom on the pine cone. Then drag the paint brush to where you are holding it at the point. This way the paint brush hits all the tips of the pine cone. My daughter just loved painting her pine cones. It’s just an easy project to make fall a little more colorful!

Painted Pinecones

Halloween Painted Ghost

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By Guest Blogger Maria Mercedes

DIY Painted Halloween Ghost. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

Materials:

Directions:

 

1.     Rip the pages from your book. Glue the entire canvas with the pages using gel medium or decoupage.

step 2

3.     Transfer ghost pattern unto parchment paper or tracing paper. Flip the tracing transfer (drawing side down) and scribble all over the backside with a pencil. (see photo)

step 3

4.     We want to carbonized the back with pencil. Flip it back over, (carbonized side down) and tape it down to make sure it doesn’t and slip during the transfer. Now go over the entire image with your pencil.

step 4

5.     Paint the ghost white and the pumpkin orange. Let it dry.

DIY Painted Ghost Canvas. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

6.     With the fine brush use black to outline ghost and finish details.

Seal with varnish if desired.

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