I got a little inspiration from some expensive wooden pumpkins on Etsy. I thought I could make them with things I already had on hand.
This is the final product
I started with some 1 1/2 x 8 wood scraps I had. For the larger pumpkin I used gorilla wood glue and 4 pieces of wood. The others I used 3 pieces of wood.
After I glued them I let them dry over night
I spray painted them orange and let that dry. Then I took I distressed them a little with sand paper and used some walnut stain to make them a little more rustic.
I used the same wood and walnut stain to make Th stems
Again I used wood glue to attach the stems
I covered everything in a coat of poly but that made them a little too shiny so I went over it in a coat of mod podge.
I thought they needed something else. So far I hadn’t spent any money so I wanted to use something I already had. I picked leaves from a tree in my yard. I put the leaves between paper towels and microwaved them for a minute and a half to “dry” them out. I let them dry overnight and then coated them on both sides with mod podge. I pressed them between wax paper and let them dry.
I used a little rope to tie the leaves on the stems
Here they are
I think they are pretty cute and even better because they’re free