Do you like working with wood? Ever since I was a little girl I have been making things with wood. And when I saw this idea by the Sawdust Sisters I knew it would be a perfect project for The Pinterest Blog Hop Challenge. How to DIY pumpkins from scrap wood is a project right up my alley.
This monthly challenge encourages us to not only pin but to actually make what we pin. Erlene of My Pinterventures created this hop. It is so enjoyable to try to recreate our Pinterest inspiration. Last month I decoupaged a wooden bowl. In July I used a piece of fence wood to make a coat rack.
I started off by measuring a 2 x 4 and cutting it into two pieces 6 inches and 2 two pieces 8 inches. And repeated it to make another pumpkin. The next several pieces I winged it. I figured as long as there were short boards and long ones it would work out. It did. There was even a piece of wood left over to make a little upright pumpkin.
After sanding the boards it was time to get to work. Instead of using store bought stain I used my mixture of what I call Rust Stain. You can see how I make it here.
The next thing I did is to use the beeswax disk. Rub it along the board’s edges and corners.
Paint the boards in the color of your choice. I used the Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Pumpkin and Light Cream. There was enough of the 2 x 4 to make four pumpkins so I painted two in the orange and two in the cream. To really shake it up one of the cream pumpkins got the back decoupaged with the fall napkins. I also used them for a fall sign.
When the paint and decoupage are dry it is time to finish up these babies. Sand them to allow the stain to peek through.
Drill a hole in the top board so the piece of the tree branch can be glued in it. The ½ inch x 1-inch board was cut into stem length pieces. Since it is a scrap piece it was already painted white. I painted them with brown paint. Then glue the pumpkins together putting the small board on the bottom. The next two boards are the longer ones and the small one goes on top.
Wax the pumpkins with clear wax. You can also use brown wax on top of the clear for a variation. I waxed them using both methods. Glue the “stem” on the top. Use pieces of the twine for the tendrils. Or you can use a piece of straw.
That is what I love about crafting. You can make changes and no one will tell you it is wrong. Go with your gut and how to DIY Pumpkins from scrap wood will give your home a cozy feel. I love how they look on my mantel with my pumpkin patch garland. Don’t you?
Now for more Pinterest Inspiration check out what my pals did.
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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Alexandra – Eye Love Knots
Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Kristie – Teadoodles
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Katrin – Kreativ K
Debra – Shoppe No. 5 • Gail – Purple Hues and Me • April – Stampin Fool
Chelsea – Making Manzanita • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Julie – Sum of their Stories • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Lisa – Blogghetti
Marie – The Inspiration Vault • Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Habiba – Craftify My Love • Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures
Kenyatta – My Design Rules • Kelli – The Olympic Nest
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen