One Board Wood Pumpkins!

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Hi, it’s Brittany from Our Home Made Easy! I am passionate about sharing easy DIY projects around the house for other busy families.

Today I want to show you how I turned leftover plywood into cute little one board pumpkins. The best part? You can paint them any color to match your home!

You can see the full tutorial here
We took a leftover piece of scrap plywood and ran it across our table saw at 1/16" of an inch.

To make the cuts as easy as possible, we didn't try to make them perfectly evenly spaces. Don't start in the middle of your board-- make your first cut about 1/2"-3/4" from mid point so that you can quickly flip it over and do the other side of the board without ever having to change the fence.

Move the fence out 3/4" of an inch and repeat each step until you have the desired amount of 'slices.'
Lightly trace a pumpkin shape. Depending on your board size you could make a round pumpkin, tall one, or even a Cinderella shaped one.
Use a jig saw to cut out your pumpkin. Sand down rough edges (and the face) with an orbital sander.
Paint it to match your own décor. My go to color is a paint sample! It's Behr's 'Fall Foilage.'
Next, Take some leftover board or MDF and trace and cut out your stem. Paint it a coordinating color.
Next, you can add a kick stand (see the entire blog tutorial) to keep them standing up. It's completely optional if they aren't going to be standing on their own.

Finally, use some scrap book paper and cut out little triangles. Take a hole punch and punch a hole in the top corners. Thread through with twine! We are always building easy projects that don't take much time to finish.

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Suggested materials:

  • 1/2" Plywood
  • Paint   ((I used Leftover Paint Samples))
  • MDF for Stem
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