I’m so happy that it is finally fall! The weather around here has started to cool down and I can’t wait for the leaves to change. We’ve finally begun to incorporate some fall decor into our home and I wanted to share a fun little project perfect for fall. Keep reading to find out how to make a Pinecone Scale Pumpkin.
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This little project is super cheap to whip up and you probably already have most of the supplies on hand. To make this sweet, seasonal art piece, here’s what you will need:
- Canvas (or any material that would make a good background)
- Hot Glue Gun (with extra glue sticks)
Note about the background: I chose a small 5×5 canvas for this project, but you can use any sort of backdrop for this project. Painted or stained wood, metal, cardboard, etc. Just remember that the size of your background will dictate the amount of time put into the project. I made a larger pinecone scale pumpkin on a painted wood piece (see it at the end of this post) and it took about 30 minutes to complete.
Step 1 – Draw a pumpkin shape onto your canvas. It doesn’t have to be perfect because pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes!
Step 2 – Remove the scales from the pinecone, starting from the bottom. It isn’t too hard to remove them with your own fingers, but if you run into any tough spots, a pair of pliers would probably help loosen them up.
Step 3 – Glue the pinecone scales onto the canvas. There wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to my gluing process. I started by adding a stem to the top and then kind of filled the pumpkin in, adding pieces to cover up any white space inside.
Isn’t this little guy so cute?!
These pinecone scale pumpkins add the perfect amount of texture to almost any vignette. I hope this gives you a little inspiration for your fall decorating and crafting!