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