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Pumpkin Stack Home Sign – How to Flip a Thrift Store Piece

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Have you ever found something at the thrift store that you knew you needed but you didn’t know why yet? That is how I felt about this piece below. It has sat in my crafting bone yard now for a month. I finally decided on an idea and I think you’re going to love what I made, which is a pumpkin stack home sign! I call it a home sign, because it is shaped like a house! 

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Supplies needed for this pumpkin stack home sign

Let's get started!

The first thing that I did was remove the sign from the frame. Depending on what you use for this, your process might be different. Then, I laid my sign onto my corrugated scrapbook paper and cut the paper with an x-acto knife. I had to use two sheets to fully cover my sign. See the pictures. Hot glue was what I used to adhere the paper to my sign. 

Next, I cut my pumpkins in half with the x-acto knife. The knife did not go all the way through, so I ended up having to pull them apart the rest of the way. Then I painted one of each half a different color, that coordinated with my other fall decor. 

The paint that I used for the largest pumpkin is Chalky Chicks furniture paint by 2 Chicks & a Toolbelt in Cancun Blue. I used Apple Barrel brand in Antique Parchment, with some additions of two shades of brown for the striped effect, for the middle pumpkin. The smallest pumpkin was orange, so I just added a layer of Waverly chalk paint in Pumpkin. To dry, I used a heat gun, which actually gave the top pumpkin an added effect when it started to cause the styrofoam to swell. My pumpkin was then warty! How fun! Lol

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After my pumpkins were dry, I placed them onto my corrugated paper to see where I wanted them. Before adding them, although, I wanted to add the sign part back onto the frame. Of course, I had to give it a little paint job as well. I just wiped very lightly with the same parchment color to add some distressing. 

First, I added my largest pumpkin to the bottom. Then, I added some spanish moss underneath it. Miniature pine cones were also a cute addition to this area of our sign. 

More Spanish moss was added to the top as we added each additional pumpkin, as well as more pinecones, leaves, a sunflower, and curly twine. See the bag of mini pinecones from Hobby Lobby? Aren’t they the cutest?! 

I continued to add additional pumpkins and pinecones. The top was finished off with more moss, a twig from our yard, a raffia bow and some curly twine. Last thing I added was a wooden blessed sign to the top left edge, after I painted it using Waverly chalk paint in Agave and distressing it with the parchment. 

How stinkin' cute is this, y'all?!

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Did you see the curly twine?? Have you made it before? See my video below to learn how!

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