Get ready for fall with this cute Pumpkin Wall Hanging! Super easy to make with your Cricut Maker machine and inexpensive materials. The backdrop was created with a piece of corrugated cardboard cut from a large shipping box. For details, visit this page: Fall Wall Backdrop.
Materials . . .
- .007 thin plastic (see link in my supplies list)
- Cricut Printable Vinyl (coul substitute white cardstock)
- Cricut Poster Board Metallics
- 6 small copper brads
- 4 square decorative brads
- Foam tape or med size pop dots
- Cricut Adhesive Vinyl – Copper
- Cricut Glitter Vinyl – Gold
- Cricut Kraft Board – or – a dark colored thicker cardstock
- Ranger Distressing Inks – Vintage Photo and Black Soot
- tacky glue
- (Optional) Alchohol Inks
Here is a link to the Cricut cutting files that I’ve used. Some are free some might have to be purchased if you don’t have Cricut Access.
Create the Pumpkins . . .
Find a Pumpkin cut file that you like then cut on a fall colored vinyl. Cut the outside shape on the clear plastic then apply the copper pumpkin image on top. Cut the outside image on a patterned paper or colored cardstock and apply it to the backside of the pumpkin. NOTE: If this is going outside you can turn the plastic side to the front to help protect the vinyl. Just remember if you do that, the pumpking will be reversed with the backside of the vinyl showing so it might not be the copper color!
Create the second set of smaller pumpkins in the same way. Attach all to the backdrop using foam tape. Note the different color on the right smaller pumpkin and the stems. I’ve used Alchohol Inks on top of the plastic to change the colors.
Cut the 3D Banner, tags and letters. Put them together then attach to the backdrop with foam tape. The brads were fed through the tag holes then bent upwards and glued to the backdrop to create tiny hangers for the tags.
Next you need to create the 3D leaf and acorn groups. Print and cut several of the whole group as well as all of the parts. If using the printable vinyl, you will need to cut the same shapes in a thicker cardstock or the Cricut Kraft Board as a base to give the element strength. I used the Cricut Kraft Board as seen below then applied the printed vinyl shapes on top.
Use the Vintage Photo distressing ink to distress the edges of all pieces. This will also add dimension and help hide the edges of the under layers.
If you look at the red leaf below you can see how I’ve attached the pieces. The ends were glued to the base with a pop dot added in the center or towards the opposite end to add dimension.
Below I’ve added both Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks to the stems that were cut from Cricut Kraft Board.
For each group I’ve added two leaves, the stem, and all three acorns, in that order. I’v alternated which leafs I added on each group.
Five full groups and one partial group were used to create the finished piece.
So there you have it! Fun project and easy to make. Hope you give it a try!
Till next time ……