Rustic Pumpkins

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2 Days

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

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  • Cari Cari on Oct 14, 2021

    Thank you

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Oct 15, 2021

    Love your pumpkins. Definitely an easy project that can be done with kids. Love the idea of using the leaves to decorate the pumpkins. A great way to dress up a fireplace mantle, dining room table or sideboard. Love Love this project.