Today, I am beyond excited to share with you how to make a farmhouse style scrap wood pumpkin DIY. This farmhouse inspired scrap wood pumpkin is such a cute and budget friendly fall DIY. These farmhouse style pumpkins are such simple DIYs to create and make for beautiful fall décor. Also, who doesn’t need more time during sweater weather season, especially with the kiddos returning back to school?!
- 2 pieces of scrap wood that are different lengths
- 1 piece of scrap wood for the base
- stems – I used the end of a paint stick
- tendrils – I used rusty wire
- hot glue gun and glues sticks
- wood glue for an extra secure hold
- paint of your choice
- stain or antique wax
Not sure you have all the materials needed to create this cute pumpkin? That’s ok; I got ya covered! You can snag this cute farmhouse style pumpkin craft kit HERE. We have everything cut down to size for you and ready for some fun! All you will need to complete this kit is the paints and glue.
Step 1: Take 3 pieces of scrap wood that are slightly different in height and use an old cloth to stain them with A Frayed Knot’s “crazy crow” mixed with some water. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Cut the ends of the paint stick off as to serve for the stems of the 2 wooden pumpkins. I just eyeball the size so it is proportionate to what I want the stem length to be on each wooden pumpkin. Stain these paint stick stem pieces the same as you did the scrap wood in Step 1. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Using white chalk paint, take a paint brush and brush the paint over 2 pieces of the stained scrap wood (we are only using 2 pieces of stained scrap wood for our pumpkins, as the other piece of stained scrap wood will serve as a base for our pumpkins to sit on). Then, use a paint stick and scrape it over the white paint to create a grainy- antique look, so some of the stain shows through the white chalk paint. It may help to allow the white paint to very slightly dry, so it’s tacky, and then run your paint stick over the wood to get that grainy look with some of the stain showing through. Do this process for the 2 pieces of stained wood that will serve as your pumpkins until you get the look you like. Also, be sure to paint the backs of your 2 scrap wood pumpkins with the white chalk paint. Dry using a heat gun.
Step 4: Hot glue the 2 stained paint stick stems onto the tops of the 2 pumpkins.
Step 5: Wrap some rebar wire around a pencil to create a spiral piece to go on each pumpkin stem.
Step 6: Create two bows to go over the stems of each pumpkin using a buffalo check, or pattern of your liking, ribbon/piece of fabric. You could also use an old flannel shirt to create a bow for each pumpkin. Then tie the buffalo check ribbon to the rebar wire. ( I did this a little different in the video. After thinking on it a while I decided this would be the easiest way and would not split your wood stem.)
Step 7: Lay your tallest pumpkin down first, then lay your smaller pumpkin on top of it, so there is a slight overlap. Once you have the position and overlap to your liking, hot glue the pumpkins together. Allow to dry
Step 8: Using the 3rd piece of stained scrap wood as your base for the pumpkins, hot glue your pumpkins to the center of the base. Enjoy!
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