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DIY Wood Pumpkins

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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.

Wood pumpkins with floral arrangements, that say "We are Blessed"

Painted Wood Pumpkin Supplies

4 by 4 lumber

White paint & primer

Stick

Gold Sharpie pen

Gold spray paint (or other metallic paint)Glue gun & glue

Floral supplies

We Are Blessed Pattern Printable

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”.

Transferring letters to a DIY wood pumpkin with carbon paper.

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.

DIY Wood Pumpkins using scrap wood

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.

White DIY white pumpkins for fall decorating.

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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Its no secret that I not only love neutral Fall decor, I really love working with scrap wood.  Scrap wood projects are almost free to make AND because of that I find the, stress free.  I actually “play” when I am doing scrap wood projects, allowing my creativity to take over.  If I don’t paint something pretty, it cost me pennies, worst case scenario I toss it.  But I often come up with something I truly love.

Two DIY wood pumpkins in white and grey with raffie and twine ribbons, and corduroy leaves

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A lazy susan made using pallet wood that is covered with a pretty Fall centerpiece with white pumpkins and flowers.

Moveable Fall Centerpiece Lazy Susan

This pallet wood lazy susan is made using pallet wood, and works perfectly as base for a kitchen table centerpiece as you can easily move it to gain access to the table.

Coffee Bar for the home using three tier tray and DIY coffee signs.

DIY Block Signs for a Coffee Station

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19 Comments

  1. What a beautiful deco it is! I love the that included the moss. It adds this elegance vibe into the piece. I’d love to have that on my coffee table 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Karen. It’s fun to play with embellishments, and see what you can create. I am glad you like them and thank you for commenting.

  2. These are so gorgeous. I love the color combo and the added moss with flowers on the top. I’ll be featuring this on tonight’s MM.

  3. So simple and so cute! Yes, “toppings” do make all the difference, but what a difference!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Barb. I am happy you like the way I finished the pumpkins, and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  4. How cute are these!! Love how you have popped the words on the front of each pumpkin and embellished them!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Sam. They looked very much like little blocks of white wood until I added the leaves. I am glad you like them.

  5. They are simply beautiful Leanna. How lovely with the lettering and so appropriate for this time of the year.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Michelle: Thank you, my friend, these are another one of my scrap wood pile projects and they very much evolved on there own, but I really like how they turned out.

  6. I’ve seen lots of scrap wood pumpkins on Pinterest but these, Leanna are quite beautiful! I love how you added the phrase but how you decorated the tops gave them the WOW factor. Pinned 🙂

  7. These turned out cute and love the saying you chose.

    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Cindy

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Cindy, I know that you see sayings everywhere, but I enjoy having one or two sayings for each holiday. I hope you have a great day as well.

  8. What a pretty idea with scraps of wood! Great for the holidays too!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Maria. These pumpkins will be out until the Christmas stuff goes up.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Julie. The new fall colour schemes are so beautiful, although a bit harder to find they are worth looking for I think. Have a great week lady.

  9. What pretty pumpkins. And of course, the verse is so special. It will be so nice to have on display all season long.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Debra, thank you. I was hoping that the wording would make them stand out more than just a simple pumpkin. I am happy to hear you like them.

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