Who’s excited about pumpkin season? Fall is here and it’s definitely the season for some pumpkin goodness. Here’s a simple pumpkin decoration DIY rustic wood sign that you can make in less than an hour to display in your house or outside and decorate instantly for fall.
- Pumpkin MDF Cutout
- Jute Twine or Yarn
- Paintbrush or Sponge Brush
- Orange, Green and Brown Acrylic Paint
- Glue Gun
- Paint Containers
- Basswood Planks
- Thin Wood
- Waterproof Sealer (if using outside)
Step 1. Paint your pumpkin – I used a fun, bright orange and a green for the stalk. You can definitely add more detail but I wanted to keep mine simple.
Step 2. Make the pumpkin sign plank – I used 2 pieces of thin basswood so as to not weigh the sign down, and attached them together with cut pieces of (wood).
Step 3. Use a glue gun to attach the pieces together.
Step 4. Stain your plank – I used watered down brown paint, but you can definitely use stain. If making it for outside decor, definitely use sealant to protect your piece.
Step 5. Use a pencil to write down the word art – I wanted to keep it rustic so I free-handed the design instead of cutting one on the electric die-cutter.
Step 6. Use a chalk marker or white paint to paint your words in. This is the part that you want to do slowly so as to not have many mistakes. Wait for that to dry.
Step 7. Once dry, attach the plank sign to your painted pumpkin – I wanted it a bit wonky for a fun feel so I attached it slightly skewed.
Step 8. Finally, put some decorative jute twine or yarn on top for added decor and you are done!
This sign is cute for a porch, a door sign or even a prop for a photo shoot! I’m definitely using mine for when we pick pumpkins later this month or so.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.