Making wood pumpkins are a great way to save money while decorating your home for Fall and these little beauties took me less than 3 hours to make. Oh, and it also helps if you save a lot of “good” junk. I used repurposed fence pickets, leftover hardware, and wooden appliques from some of my furniture projects and it paid off big! Read on…
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Gathering Supplies For Your DIY Wood Pumpkins
Here are the supplies that you will need to make your DIY wood pumpkins.
- Wood Scraps (fence pickets 3.5 in width) or pallet wood
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Staple Gun
- Jig Saw
- Wood Appliques
- Vintage Caster Wheels
You can paint your DIY wood pumpkins with Dixie Belle’s amazing mineral chalk and patina paint. CLICK HERE to see all the amazing colors available to you to use on your next DIY project.
- Chip Brush
- Mermaid Tail (chalk mineral paint)
- Drop Cloth (chalk mineral paint)
- Iron Paint (rust)
- Green Spray Activator (rust)
The #1 step to making these DIY wood pumpkins is to gather your wood scraps. You’ll need 5 pieces. The length will depend on how tall you want your pumpkins to be. It’s totally up to you. These are about 12 inches.
The #2 step in making the DIY wood pumpkins is to stack 2 boards on top of the 3 bottom ones.
The #3 step for making DIY wood pumpkins is to stack the last board on top of the last 2 and secure them together using a staple gun. Flip it over and continue securing the wood pumpkin with the staples from behind.
The #4 step in making DIY wood pumpkins is to mark your pattern with a piece of chalk. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just eyeball it.
The #5 step in making DIY wood pumpkins it to carefully cut your design out with a jigsaw.
The #6 step in making DIY wooden pumpkins is to sand the pumpkins smooth. Don’t forget the corners.
The #7 step in making DIY wood pumpkins is to find something that can be used as a stem. I had these leftover vintage wooden rollers from a furniture project and I liked the way they looked. All rusty and crusty!
The #8 step… Drill a hole for the stem. You can also you those beautiful Hobby Lobby Knobs too!
The #9 and last step in making these amazing pumpkins is to find something decorative that I can glue to them. I had these wooden appliques that I saved from another furniture project and these will dress them up. If you like stencils, they would look really cute too. You could even personalize them with a monogram.
Leave them as is… Wood Pumpkins
or Painted Wood Pumpkins!
These were so fun to make and I’m sure I’ll be making more of these. So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback on this project, or just to know you’ve stopped by. It really does help me know what you like or inspire me with your creativity. I’m always up for an idea that I can share with others.
For more DIY Fall decor ideas, I’ve listed a few more blogs you might want to read below. Fall is my favorite time of the year!
Until the next project… xo, Do
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