Monday, September 14, 2009

Creative Cats and Punkins

Hey there!!
Welcome to T-to the-U-to the-E-to the-S-D-A-Y!!!
It's my favorite computer day because I get to take a peek at your amazing projects!!
Yahoo!!
To start the ball rolling I'll share my project o' the day. I think the rain is getting me into the groove of Fall. I love the cooler weather..not too cold, but I do like jackets. I decided to go with a Fall-ish kind of project today and make some pumpkins.
To start off I grabbed a few nesting boxes that Kathy was kind enough to pass my way.
I also cut a few little blocks out of mdf and had The Joe cut me pieces of beadboard to fit nicely inside.

I didn't have any orange paint so I decided to try my hand at mixing some up... after all red and yellow make orange right??
Not on my first attempt. It ended up looking more like Pepto barf.
The Joe made the suggestion that I use a bright yellow instead of Buttercup...
ahh yeah!!! That's what I'm talking about!! In your face orange!! I love it!! After painting the boxes and the beadboard orange, I took dark brown paint and painted over the beads and then wiped it off leaving the darkness in the grooves.
It also wiped off some of the paint, but I think that makes it look more pumpkin-ish anyway. I used E-6000 to glue the lot together and added a block letter and some black vinyl. Who says pumpkins need to be round? I kind of like the squareness.
Speaking of vinyl you'll have to check out a post my bro-in-law wrote about vinyl signs. It made me laugh. Check it out HERE, but make sure and pop back over so you can
link up your creative projects!!
I could use a shot of Tuesday inspiration!!



21 comments:

  1. I LOVE your square punkins! Too cute! Thanks for the great idea!:)

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  2. What a gorgeous fall project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I love idea! The little "stem" on tops of the box make it so cute! Great projects today (as always!)

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  4. Way Cute! I need to get some Fall Projects going!

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  5. I love this blog!! I look forward everyday to seeing what you will do next. You are AMAZING! You inspire me and encourage me to be creative. Thank you!

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  6. I like the squares! Sometimes the same-o same-o is boring. Way to think outside the box (no pun intended:) Cute fall decorations.

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  7. Love your square pumpkins! So clever and oh so cute!

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  8. Very cute square pumpkins! I love the orange with the brown grooves.

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  9. Just found your blog. Love it! I've become a follower. Very creative with your square pumkins.

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  10. Love this idea... sooo cute!
    ~Whitney

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  11. Your little jack-o-lanterns are adorable! Can't wait to see your next project.

    Hugs-
    Tyler

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  12. What a cute idea! I love beadboard. So creative!

    Roeshel

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  14. I LOVE your blog! fun projects and great inspiration. Youve gained a follower :)

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  15. I liked your punkins so much I am featuring them on somedaycrafts!!!

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  16. Your to do boards are VERY cute! Where are you hanging them? I'm thinking one on each of my kids doors would be cool... I may have to wait until they can read though. lol!

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  17. Left a link, this was my first time so I hope it worked, love your blog!

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  18. I love, love, love the pumpkins! so unique!

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  19. I am in love with your shadow boxes! I'm totally going to make one!!

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  20. That is so clever, I love it! I'll be linking to this.

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