DIY Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

by | Sep 28, 2018 | Pallet Projects | 0 comments

Fall is right around the corner, bringing with it cooler temperatures, sweatshirts and orange leaves. It’s the time for annoying fall things like winterizing, checking your furnace, and reduced blood flow (if your hands are like mine). Anyway, if you’re anything like us, your summer home decorations are beginning to be a sight for sore eyes and you’re ready for a new look around the house. Pumpkins are synonymous with fall, so what better DIY Craft to do this fall than to make your own wooden pumpkins. These wooden pumpkins are perfect indoors or outdoors and will up the ante for your fall decorations.

Materials Needed:

  • 4×4 wood post
  • sticks for pumpkin stem
  • pumpkin orange paint
  • red spray paint
  • brown/gold paint for stem
  • sander + sandpaper
  • drill
  • hot glue gun
  • Skilsaw
  • Raffina or burlap yarn

Step 1. Cut your 4×4 post into “pumpkins”. We did one large and two smaller ones

4x4 Wood Post

Cut 4x4 post


Step 2. Sand down your wood pumpkins to remove loose slivers and to soften up the edges

Sanded 4x4 post

Fully sanded 4x4 posts


Step 3. Paint your pumpkin. We decided to try a two toned painting method to give it a more rustic look. First, spray paint the pumpkin red. Allow it to dry and then paint over the red with pumpkin orange paint. Allow some of the red to show through, it can be a light coating.

Red spray paint on 4x4 posts


Step 4. Distress the pumpkin with sandpaper


Step 5. Drill a hole in the top of the pumpkin for your stem


Step 6. Spray paint the stems. For the stem we used some dried tree branches cut down to size. We also did two tones on the stems. The first coat is gold and after it dried, we painted over it with brown


Step 7. Glue your stem into your drilled hole. Finish by adding Raffina or burlap yarn

There you have it! These pumpkins will surely bring the fall spirit to your home. **You can spray the pumpkins with a clear sealant to improve longevity if desired**