Friday, August 19, 2016

The Great Pumpkin

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."--Linus from The Great Pumpkin

Well, I am not sure how sincere my pumpkin patch is (it is growing rather wildly though), but this big, barnwood pumpkin certainly is great!
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I told my Facebook readers the other day that I was busy in the workshop making some of THESE pumpkin signs .
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They are quick and easy to cut out, using my DeWalt Jigsaw.  And the best part, this is a two for one kind of a project.  When you cut out the front part of the sign, you have two pumpkin halves to join together.  See How To's HERE
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This GREAT Pumpkin is my biggest one yet as my sign was really large.  I painted it with bright and dark orange paint,
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added a scrap wood stem (with a small, skinny board on the back),
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and free-handed "hello fall" on it and then finished it with stain.
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This pumpkin is ready for fall, are you?
  

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks Sandi! I always like that I get two fall signs from one project.

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  2. It is gorgeous! I am going to have to bust out the jigsaw and try making one!

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  3. What a fantastic fall decoration! I love it. You do the lettering so nicely too.

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    1. Thanks Deb! It is so much easier to do the lettering with a pencil than a paintbrush, but it gets easier with practice!

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  4. Awesome,,did u glue together ? Don't understand, sorry...but it's so darn cute!

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    1. Thanks! I guess I didn't make that very clear. Here are the how to's http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-leftovers.html

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  5. I think I'm gonna make something like this now too, I love it!

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  6. I love it with the green background too:)

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    1. Thank you--this is on our carriage house. I thought it was a fun pop of color on the green!

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  7. I'm so in love with it!!! Your work is so well done!

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  8. This is fabulous! LOVE the colors you used! I saw it on your link up and had to track it down to pin:) ..love your other pumpkins as well! XO - Wendi@H2OBungalow

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