Today’s project is an embarrassing one, if I am honest. Embarrassing for me that I am getting credit for calling this a project! It really was an “assembly only” type of thing. This DIY pumpkin decoration took me about 30 minutes to throw together, and I couldn’t be more happy about the way it turned out!
- Unfinished Layered Wood Pumpkin
- 15.5 x 12 inch Wood Pallet Blank
- Pure Pumpkin Craft Paint
- Festive Green Paint
- Everlasting White Chalk Paint
- Green Floral Stem Wire
- Wood Glue
- Wood Stain
Stain both the pumpkin and the wooden pallet.
When the stain has dried, paint the pumpkin and the adjoining stem.
Whitewash the stained pallet. “Whitewashing” is done in many different ways. I used a dry brush and a light hand. You can also water down your white paint, or brush it on lightly and then use a cloth to wipe most of it off. I wanted a rustic look- one that showed the stained and rough pallet wood underneath.
Then, go over the edges of the pumpkin, stem and pallet with sandpaper.
You can seal the wood at this point with a clear lacquer if it is going to be outdoors.
Twist the wire wrapped floral wire around a dowel to make it curl like pumpkin tendrils.
Arrange your wire tendrils how you like.
That’s it! Perfect to lean on a mantle, or attach a photo hanger and put it on a wall. Either way, I love that this is piece of decor that I can leave up for the fall season, through Halloween and Thanksgiving.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).