I just knew when Mr. Honey Do and I began to remove our old fence one year that I would make great use of every single board. And… this Fall, they will make the best wooden pumpkins for my front porch! Mr. Honey Do wasn’t exactly ecstatic about the idea of the nail pulling. But, I was determined to pull nails out of every single board. About halfway through the nail pulling, he was right there beside me with a hammer in hand. We’re a good team!
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Weathered Fence Pickets Make CUTE Wooden Pumpkins
Welcome to my stash! The wood is weathered and ready to go. I can’t wait to show you. Oh, don’t miss the VIDEO on the whole process. You can scroll down from here to find it.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Measure twice cut once… I can hear my brother say this every time I pull out my saw. Of course, I had to learn the hard way. Yeah, I’ve messed up my share of cuts, but I’m pretty good at it now. This really does work.
The fence picket sizes you’ll need for this wooden pumpkin project are as follows.
- One 7″ piece
- Two 6″ pieces
- Two 5″ pieces
- Two 4″ pieces
- Two 3″ pieces
Sanding Your Boards
Once you have the wooden pumpkin pieces cut to the appropriate lengths, give them a good sanding with 220 grit sandpaper first. This will remove a bit of the weathered gray (and splinters) but what’s leftover is amazing! Bits of warm wood and weathered gray goodness. It’s the perfect look for my farmhouse porch. I used my electric sander, but you can always do it by hand.
Gluing The Wooden Pumpkins Together
I assembled the pieces from small to large from the bottom up and then in reverse order to create the shape of a pumpkin. Really cool, huh? I added Gorilla Wood Glue between each board and allowed them to dry thoroughly.
HOBBY LOBBY KNOBS! I used wood glue to secure the Hobby Lobby knob (half-price sale always) to the top of the pumpkins—the perfect amount of bling for the project.
That’s what I’m talking about… DIY wooden pumpkins! These will be perfect on my front porch display. Are these not the cutest ever? These were so simple and easy to make. I added a simple raffia bow around the base of the knob for some extra cuteness.
Watch the Full VIDEO TUTORIAL Here!
I hope you enjoyed my DIY Farmhouse Wooden Pumpkins today. Are you ready for Fall? Please share your DIY Fall pumpkin decor ideas in the comment section below. I love hearing from you. And don’t forget to check out more of my DIY decor ideas for Fall below.
♥ Until the next project… xo, Do