I just knew when Mr. Honey Do and I began to remove our old fence 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, it was my determination of pulling nails on every single board that wore him down. 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 Wood For DIY Fall Wooden Pumpkins
DIYing wooden pumpkins from my salvaged fence made me so happy. The wood had already weathered and was just waiting for me to put them to good use. This was the perfect Fall project.
Cutting The Wood To The Right Sizes
The fence boards I used measured were 3 inches in width, but I’m pretty sure any size would work. This is what you will need to cut. I used a chop saw for quick cuts. You will need two cuts for each size below.
- 7″ pieces
- 6″ pieces
- 5″ pieces
- 4″ pieces
- 3″ pieces
Assembling The DIY Wooden Pumpkins
Then with my Makita Orbital Sander, I gave them all a quick sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper. Just enough to knock off the rough areas. Thank goodness for the electric sander. I try my best not to hand sand anything.
I assemble the pieces from small to larger 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 thoroughly dry.
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.
Woah! DIY Fall wooden pumpkins! These will be perfect on my front porch display. Are these not the cutest little wooden pumpkins 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.
Oh, and if you love easy DIY Fall decor… CLICK HERE for a cool repurposed window project. It’s a two in one Fall project. SCORE!
I hope you enjoyed my DIY Fall 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.
♥ Until the next project… xo, Do