Welcome to fall, my favorite time of the year! I love re-purposing everything vintage and using up all the bits and bobs that end up in my craft stash! I discovered a rustic version of Junkin’ Punkins on Pinterest made with gears, springs and chains on real pumpkins,THEN I adapted the idea to use with Smoothfoam discs! Make an entire family of Junkin’ Punkins!
Here’s what you will need:
6″ Smoothfoam disc
8″ Smoothfoam disc
10″ Smoothfoam disc
Craft paints – Black, gray, dark brown, light orange, bright orange, rustic orange, tan
Tacky glue, scissors, paintbrush
Wired twine, canvas leaves
Sawtooth picture hangers
Knobs, drawer pulls, keys, bottle caps, wood pieces, rulers, metal numbers, gears, faucet handles, etc.
Paint the Smoothfoam discs – one black, one gray and one brown, let dry.
Apply a generous coat of Crackle Medium to each disc, let dry according to package directions.
Brush a thick coat of paint to each disc with the different orange and tan shades. Let dry to reveal the crackled effect.
Arrange junk to create faces on each pumpkin – when you are happy with the composition, glue everything down and let dry. If some of your junk looks too new, distress it with a little black or brown paint by rubbing a bit on with your finger.
Mist the canvas leaves with ink, let dry. Cut and twist wired twine. Glue canvas leaves and fancy drawer pulls to top of your Junkin’ Punkins and let dry. Insert wired twine next to the leaves. Attach a sawtooth hanger on back of each Smoothfoam Junkin’ Punkin’ and let dry.
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