Make your own DIY wood pumpkin set just in time for the fall season! This set of pumpkins is simple & customizable.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a DIY wood pumpkin set. This set includes three pumpkins each made with different sizes and shapes of wood cutouts. You can also get creative with this idea and use scrap pieces you have around the house to make your own unique set of pumpkins. Let’s get started!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own set of wood pumpkins:
- Wood Pieces – I used a wooden curtain rod, wood blocks and a scrap piece measuring 2×8.
- Terra Cotta Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Kudzu Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Chocolate Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Buttercream Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tooth Brush
- Makeup Sponges
- Titebond 5063 Original Wood Glue
- Zip Ties
- Raffia, Tags &/or other embellishments
Pumpkin No. 1
Can you believe it? I made my first pumpkin from a wooden show curtain rod!!
First, I cut down the rod so that I had 6 smaller pieces and one larger one – all with diagonally cut tops. As you can see, I used the smaller pieces to wrap around the large one that will act as the stem.
Then, I used the color Terracotta to paint all of my wood pieces.
As you can see here, I fully covered the smaller pieces with the paint, but left the top “stem” portion of the larger piece unpainted.
Then, I used the Dixie Belle Chalk Paint color Kudzu to finish off the stem.
Now comes the fun part! Use an old toothbrush to add splatters to your pumpkin.
To do this, simply add some paint to the brush and then use your thumb to splash the paint randomly onto the pieces.
I used Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the colors Chocolate and Buttercream for the splatters.
Once everything is dry, use wood glue to secure all of your pumpkin pieces together.
Then secure a zip tie around the pumpkin pieces to hold it together during the drying process.
Pumpkin No. 2
This pumpkin was created using wood blocks and a stem cut from a smaller piece of square wood. You can purchase pre-cut wood blocks from Twin Knobs Woodworks by clicking HERE!
Once again, you’ll paint your pumpkin pieces with the Terracotta color first.
Then, use Kudzu to paint the stem. I like to use a makeup sponge when painting the smaller pieces of my projects.
Then, repeat the toothbrush splatter technique using the colors Chocolate and Buttercream.
Finally, wood glue all of your pieces together.
Then, secure the finished product with a zip tie until dry.
Pumpkin No. 3
For the final pumpkin, I used a scrap piece of 2×8 that I cut into a pumpkin shape and another round piece of wood from the curtain rod for the stem.
Use the color Terracotta to paint the pumpkin.
To paint this pumpkin, I used a clean cloth, but you could also use a brush.
Then, paint the stem using Kudzu.
Time for that toothbrush splatter!!
Look at the rustic texture the splatter technique gives the surface.
Once everything is dry, add your stem using wood glue.
Then be sure to add some embellishments like raffia, tags or ribbons!!
What a fun way to celebrate fall!!
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