DIY Re-purposed Wood Pumpkin Wall Decor

How to Make a Wooden Pumpkin Out of Scrap Wood

Fall is officially here, signs are everywhere – pumpkins are for sale, some trees are changing colors, the skies get darker earlier, it is crisp and cool in the morning, so I have succumbed.  Another summer has come and gone and I have allowed Autumn decor to make its way into our house and here is our first craft project to welcome the F word in!

This project is super easy & free using items I had on hand in my scrap wood pile, paint supply, craft room and office.

I began  by using some of the scrap wood from my re-purposed jewelry holder that you can read more about HERE

DIY Pumpkin Craft Made of Scrap Wood

I didn’t do much of anything other than paint the 2 of the smaller pieces with some left over custom mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® from one of the drawers from this ombre dresser.

Next, I took a small cut/broken piece that I was using for the stem and painted it with some Glidden paint samples I had using a dark brown color called Cinnamon.  To get the washed effect, I immediately wiped it off with a rag.  I followed it with a Glidden green moss color.  When I wiped it off I used my nails under the cloth to make striations.

DIY Pumpkin Craft Made of Scrap Wood Painting Process

I then took a large tongue depressor and using my staple gun, I stapled it onto the back to hold the pieces together and reinforced it with hot glue and also added a paperclip to use as a hanger.

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Finally, I tied a piece of rafia around the top of it to add that cute little touch it needed to say – I’m done!

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DIY Pumpkin Craft Made of Scrap Wood 1

Cost – FREE!

So, what is your favorite season??  Obviously, Summer is mine – ironically – Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  :)

Thanks so much for reading my little blog.  Please feel free to comment.  Also, remember that sharing is caring and is always appreciated!

Until next time my friends,




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