The Perfect Fall Project: a DIY Wooden Pumpkin


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I had some scrap wood laying around our garage and I decided to make some of my own fall decorations. I wasn’t really sure what I would make but landed on making a large pumpkin and some leaves. Then I decided to add a “B”, the initial of my last name.

diy wooden pumpkin decoration - Splendry

To start, print a pumpkin, leaves and an initial outline design you like. Follow the tutorial here  on how I get what I print on paper onto large wooded pieces. Once all my pieces were traced I went out to the work shop. I cut the pumpkin with my jigsaw and the leaves and letter with my Ryobi scroll saw. To cut out the inside of the letter “B” I drilled two small holes just large enough that my jig saw could fit through. Then I proceeded to cut out the rest of the letter.

diy wooden pumpkin decor - Splendry

diy wooden pumpkin decor - Splendry

After I sanded the sides of everything I just cut out, I painted all the pieces. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled the leaves with glitter.

diy wooden pumpkin decor - Splendry

Lastly, I hot glued a bow I got from Hobby Lobby. I used wood glue and glued the initials and the leaves into place. This was a simple quick project and I was really happy with how it turned out. It would be really easy to add some string and hang on your front door. If you were going to do that I would probably add a water based polyurethane to the entire thing to give it a nice seal. Hopefully this gives you some inspiration for your fall project!

easy diy pumpkin decor - Splendry

Originally published October 29, 2018

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Amanda is a part time Physician Assistant but is a full time mom/wife with a daughter, son, and a furbaby. She grew up in Tennessee and St. Louis but Oklahoma now feels like home. She is a lover of all things old and junk and loves to collect old items that she doesn't have room for. She enjoys traveling, watching and playing sports, and being with friends and family- so basically your typical extrovert!

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