DIY Coastal Pumpkin Tutorial

Happy Tuesday! Today, over at CereusArt we are sharing a coastal pumpkin tutorial.

We mixed a little beach with my favorite season of all – Fall. What we have created is a Coastal Pumpkin! Hop over to CereusArt and check out the full tutorial. Fall is in the air!!

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Coastal Pumpkin Tutorial from Two Peas in a Pod

TPiaP Tutorial Series – DIY Framed Key Holder

Welcome to another tutorial from Two Peas in a Pod! Today’s how-to is a beach themed framed key holder. How many time have you wondered where your keys are! Place this by the door and you’ll have a place to hang your keys. This holder even says “please”. ;)

Materials:

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First, cut a piece of fabric and freezer paper 8 1/2 x 11 and iron together. (Shiny side up) I used PowerPoint to make my sign. Once I had the words in the fonts I liked, I put the fabric/freezer paper in the printer and printed it out.

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After separating the fabric from the freezer paper, I laid the fabric down on an artist board (you can use cardboard if you have it) and hot glued the edges to the back of the board. I embellished the framed fabric with shells and small starfish from CereusArt.  I arranged the shells in the shape of flowers, layering the starfish and then the small snail-shell on top.

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Next I put a strip of painters tape across the bottom of the frame. I started at the center of the frame measuring out 2 inch increments for drill holes for the hooks.

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Once I had the holes drilled, I removed the blue tape and screwed in the eye hooks. Added one more blue starfish, and it’s done!

I originally planned on printing with burlap, but I wanted to see if canvas would go through my printer with the freezer paper. It did, quite well, and I like how sharp the letters came out on the tightly woven fabric.

I had all the materials on hand, so this project cost nothing! Love that!! Hope you feel inspired!