Fall Decor – Scrap wood pumpkin

Remember the other day when I was showing you my scrap wood crows?

In the background you might have noticed another project I was plugging away at; a scrap wood pumpkin.

I had a scrap piece of 2 x 6″ that was about 6″ long – so I traced out a pumpkin shape on it and cut it with my Bladerunner X2.  I cut a second piece of wood, which was only about 3/4″ thick into an oval-ish shape.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, just roughly the height of your scrap wood pumpkin.

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I wanted my scrap wood pumpkin to have a distressed / rustic look, but I wanted green to show through instead of wood, so I painted both the pumpkin and the ‘bulge’ in a very pale green.
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Once that was dry, I painted over it with an-off white.  You can buy tester pots of paint for $4 if you want specific shades but really, you could get away with mixing any old paint with a white to give you a gradation.Scrap wood pumpkin, Fall decor, Autumn decor, white pumpkin, DIY pumpkin, wood pumpkin

Once your scrap wood pumpkin is completely dry, glue the ‘bulge’ to the front of it and lightly sand to bring out the colour underneath.

I wrapped a small bit of hemp twine around the stem to complete the look.Scrap wood pumpkin, Fall decor, Autumn decor, white pumpkin, DIY pumpkin, wood pumpkin

This little guy is so cute – and so easy!  I may need to go back and make a couple more in different sizes.

Drill a hole in the stem and insert a taper candle.  Drill a few holes and use it to hold pencils.  Add a dowel to the bottom and make a plant pick.  Paint it orange and add a jack-o-lantern face.Scrap wood pumpkin, Fall decor, Autumn decor, white pumpkin, DIY pumpkin, wood pumpkin

Above all, be proud that you made a one-of-a-kind piece of Fall decor without having to buy a single thing (if you have white paint that is – if not, yours might have cost $4).

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Easy Autumn decor – using up leftover bits of scrap wood!  Gosh I love projects like this!Scrap wood pumpkin, Fall decor, Autumn decor, white pumpkin, DIY pumpkin, wood pumpkin

Have a great one!

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