This painted wood pumpkin cutout tutorial is perfect for those who love fall and want to add a seasonal element to their home decor.
Give me all the fall! Fall is my favorite time of year and this painted wood pumpkin cutout tutorial is something you can use for so many projects. Today, I’ll show you how to create a realistic looking pumpkin with a few simple techniques. Let’s get started!
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Supplies you’ll need to paint your own wood pumpkin cutout:
- Knobby Pumpkin Door Hanger
- “Welcome” Cutout
- Sponge Brushes
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Chocolate Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Burlap Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Bunker Hill Blue Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Makeup Sponges
- Gorilla Super Glue
- Coordinating Ribbon For Bow (optional)
I started my design with a wooden pumpkin cutout from Twin Knobs Woodworks. The “Knobby Pumpkin Door Hanger” measures approximately 20″x21″ and is cut from 1/4″ Birch plywood. You can grab this cutout HERE.
Next, gather some sponge brushes to do all the painting on your pumpkin. You can see that I grabbed one large and two small ones.
Begin painting your entire pumpkin using “C” or comma shaped motions. I used the color Fluff from Dixie Belle and the large sponge brush for this step.
Be sure to also paint the edges of your cutout.
Next, start to add dimension to your pumpkin by highlighting the knobby areas of the pumpkin with the color Burlap. I used a smaller sponge brush for this step.
Use those same “C” or comma shaped motions for this part.
You can also use your large sponge brush that you used for the white paint to blend the colors together as you go.
Next, add more depth using the color Chocolate. I used another smaller sponge brush for this step.
Continue highlighting and blending until you get the look you like.
Now it’s time to add your stem. I used the color Chocolate to begin this step.
Be sure to bring the stem down into the body of the pumpkin and to attach it to the sections you created while highlighting.
You can see here how this will give your pumpkin a more realistic look.
Now, use the Fluff and Burlap paint to give your stem some dimension.
Finally, it’s time to paint the “Welcome” portion of the door hanger.
I used a makeup sponge and the color Bunker Hill Blue for this part of the project.
To apply your paint, simply pounce it onto your surface in thin even coats.
Once the pumpkin and the welcome cutout are dry, use Gorilla Super Glue for assembly.
Simply add the glue to the back of the welcome cutout and press onto your pumpkin’s surface.
Now you can attach a piece of twine for hanging!
You can also add a coordinating bow, like I did here!
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