To say Fall is my favorite time of the year is an understatement. Well, there are many reasons, but the best one is that I get to dig out my scrap wood to create fun rustic pumpkin crafts. Yay! And then I share them with you. That’s why I PREACH save those wood scraps!
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DIY Rustic Wood Pumpkins
To make these rustic wood pumpkins, you’ll need a few things, and I have created a supply list below just for you, but more than likely, you probably already have most or all of the items on hand. Feel free to improvise with alternatives. These are NOT the perfect Fall craft but they are cuter than whoda thought it.
How To Make DIY Rustic Wood Pumpkins
I have several renditions of these rustic wood pumpkins because once the first pumpkin was done, I was hooked and that lead to me further digging in the wood scrap pile. LOL
STEP 1 For my first wood pumpkin, I used 8 in fence pickets that measure about 4 inches in width, give or take. I used a sharpie marker (because that’s all I could find) and drew the shape of what I thought a pumpkin would look like. Don’t judge my artistic drawing abilities. My brother got those genes, not me.
STEP 2 Use a jigsaw to cut away the wood from the top of each board. If you have never used a saw, go next door and ask your neighbors hubby. Those guys are always willing to help out a damsel in distress. No, I cut my own wood, but I’m not opposed to playing that card when needed. 🙂
STEP 3 After cutting the wood, you’ll need to sand the rough edges. I used my favorite sanding tool to get the job done quickly, but you can always use your muscles and sand it with a sanding block or pad.
Assembling The Rustic Wood Pumpkins
STEP 4 To attach the three pieces of wood together, I decided to use some jute twine I found in my crafting supplies. My thought was to give these rustic wood pumpkins a 3D effect. Well, maybe not quite 3D, but to give them dimension. A curviness like real pumpkins. That’s it! Dimension and a lot of character!
Start by marking where the holes will be drilled on each piece of wood. See pics below. Then drill to holes large enough for whatever jute twine or cotton rope you want to use.
STEP 5 My jute twine was a little large for the holes, so I split the stands. The same look of the jute twine, just smaller, and it took less. I always say less is more unless it’s chocolate cake. 🙂
Insert your twine through the holes and tie a knot in the back to secure the wood pieces together. Be mindful to leave enough room when tieing them so that the pumpkins are bendable.
And that’s it! Feel free to paint and embellish your rustic wood bendable pumpkins any way you want. I used Dixie Belle’s chalk mineral paint and Best Dang Wax to give mine a hint of color and a farmhouse vibe.
Personalize Your Rustic Wood Pumpkins
Hey, thanks for joining me today. These rustic wood pumpkins make my heart happy, and I hope you enjoy making them as much as I have.
So, you know I’m gonna ask, what do you think about this DIY project? Would you make these for your home? Let me know, or just say hi and let me know you were here. Don’t forget to share with your bestie!
Until the next project… xo, Do
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