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Rustic Wooden Pumpkins

I love decorating for fall. It's so easy and fun to put together a vignette using mums, pumpkins and fall leaves. Here's something else to add to your display.... rustic wooden pumpkin. They are a great decor item for both inside or outside on your porch (as long as it's covered). They are easy to make too!
I used reclaimed tongue and groove wood for my project but you can use plywood or planks from your local home improvement store. Simply glue the boards together, draw a pumpkin shape and cut out using a jigsaw.
  • rustic wooden pumpkins, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
  • rustic wooden pumpkins, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I stained both sides of the pumpkin and painted only one side with Annie Sloan's Barcelona Orange. It was the perfect shade of pumpkin orange! Note, don't paint the stem. You want to leave it the brown stain color. Then I scuffed up the edges and front with light grit sandpaper.
  • rustic wooden pumpkins, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
They make a great fall display when combined with mums.
  • rustic wooden pumpkins, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
They can be used indoors too, of course!
  • rustic wooden pumpkins, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

To see more: http://www.thismakesthat.com/rustic-wooden-pumpkin/

Got a question about this project?

  • Glenna Kennedy

    you can buy both, I dont like a too shiny surface, this is just a sealer though

  • Candace Ferraro
    Candace Ferraro Vancouver, WA

    Sheesh ^. I love it! Fall is my very favorite time of year and I adore projects like this! Great job!

  • Renata
    Renata Hermiston, OR

    Love it. I would love to decorate for spring, fall and Halloween but I hav en room to store them afterwards! Am working on that tho..lol

  • Samme
    Samme Benton, AR

    Did you use a tabletop jigsaw? I only have a handheld one.

  • Glenna Kennedy

    I also use a hand held jig saw. My hubby showed me a trick to keep it from moving while cutting. Clamps!!! Clamp it to your tabletop/workbench. It works so much better and no vibrating.

    • This Makes That

      @Glenna Kennedy Thanks for the tip! I want to learn how to use one myself. I'll give it a try on my next project.

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