These wooden pumpkins are a cute way to dress up your home for fall at a fairly low cost. I am going to give measurements for these but feel free to make them whatever size you’d like! This is a perfect craft to use up those old scraps of wood laying around in the garage!
- 1x6x6 Board
- 1 shim ( for the stem)
- chop saw ( If you do not have one of these your local home improvement stores may cut the wood for you)
- Sander & Sandpaper
- Spray paint ( Orange, green, & black)
- stain – Here’s what I like to use:
- Old rags
- Small nails
- 2 2-inch screws
- 1 3-inch screw
- Raffia ( You can find this at the Dollar Tree!)
Step 1: Cut the boards and Shim to the sizes below
Tall pumpkin – 17 inches
short pumpkin – 11 3/4 inches
Base – 8 inches
stems – 2 1/4 inch
You can use my measurements or you can just use your own.
Step 2: Paint the boards the following colors & allow to dry:
Pumpkins – Orange
Base – Black
Step 3: Sand all the pieces of painted wood. I like to sand the corners extra good so it looks rustic once stained.
Step 4: Apply the stain. I like to use 2 rags, one for applying the stain, and one to wipe it off. Make sure to wear gloves while doing this or your hands will be stained for a good week or so. Allow stain to dry.
Step 5: Using a drill put 2 screws in the back of the larger pumpkin to hold the pumpkins together. When doing this I like to put one screw in and even things up before adding the second screw.
Step 6: Predrill and use a larger screw to attach the base.
Here’s an easy way to do this: When attaching the base, I like to push my screw into the wood to mark where I need to predrill. I then take my drill and predrill through the base. Next, with the drill bit through the base, I attach it to the bottom of the pumpkin and continue pre-drilling. This helps to keep things lined up nice.
Step 7: Nail on stems & raffia bow. I like to pre-drill so the shim doesn’t split.