DIY Wood Pumpkins for Fall or Thanksgiving
You often see this type of DIY wood pumpkins on Pinterest, but I have never made them and I had half of a 4 by 4 in the scrap wood pile. I thought something Halloween themed but since Fall is just beginning these We are Blessed wood pumpkins for Fall decor seemed like a better choice.
Painted Wood Pumpkin Supplies
4 by 4 lumber
White paint & primer
Gold Sharpie pen
Gold spray paint (or other metallic paint)Glue gun & glue
Cutting the Wood Block Pumpkins
The wood pumpkins are very simple to create. Starting with a 4 by 4 piece of scrap lumber cut it into 10″, 8″, 5″ pieces to stagger the heights for a grouping. A chop saw works well, just be careful using it.
As the sticks are so much shorter and way too dangerous to do on the chop saw, cut the sticks into three 4″ pieces using a small handsaw or garden snippers.
Decorating the Wood Block Pumpkins
Paint with a primer and then two coats of white latex paint.
Print out the We are Blessed printable.
Draw a line along the bottom, and across the top of the letters. This will help with the placement of the word “are”. Cut along the lines.
Place a piece of carbon paper on the painted pumpkin, for the two tallest pumpkins place the printable We and are, 1 1/2″ from the top. Trace the letters with a pen. Repeat for the second pumpkin and the word “are”.
For the smallest pumpkin measure 3/4 ” from the top and line up the word “blessing”. Transfer the lettering using the carbon paper.
Using a gold Sharpie pen repaint the carbon letters with the paint. Let dry. There may be some extra carbon on your pumpkin from transferring, remove it using an eraser.
Paint the stems gold using spray paint or any metallic gold you have on hand. Let dry.
Glue the sticks to the top of each pumpkin to make stems.
Decorating your Wood Pumpkins
As the We are Blessed wording is the focus for these pumpkins I kept the floral arrangements to a minimum. Wrap each of the pumpkins with grey moss, then add some leaves to one side, and flowers on the other.
These are sitting on my family room coffee table with a pretty tray. I did not add anything else so that they are a focal point. The moss was purchased this year as was the one sprig of flowers in grey. The arrangement cost me $10 to make, as I already had the wood. and paint. Let me know if you have any questions. I always love hearing from you.
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