It’s no secret that I love a bit of scrap wood for a project (or two!!). They’re cheap, easy to source and a brilliant versatile way to add some fun and colour to your home! Like these fun scrap wood pumpkins for autumn. OK, I know they don’t look like your traditional pumpkins, but how cute have these turned out?? They’re super-simple to make with just some basic materials. So, get yourself a cup of tea and let’s get this done!
What you need to make your scrap wood pumpkins
- Some pieces of scrap wood. I knew I wanted to make 3 to group them together so I used 3 different sizes but of course you can just make one or two if you want!
- Piece of sand paper (just to get rid of any rough edges)
- Acrylic paint – I used white and orange. The orange was actually called “pumpkin” – you can’t get better than that if you’re making a pumpkin, right?
- Paint brushes
- Round sponge brush (optional but these worked great!!)
- Some raffia
- Ribbon (optional)
- Some sticks from the garden
- Hot glue
Here’s what to do
I started by sanding down the pieces of wood, just to get rid of some of the rough edges. I wasn’t worried about getting it perfectly smooth – I just don’t want any splinters 🙂
That’s most of the hard work done! Give it a quick dust and just get to painting. Give all your pieces of wood a coat of acrylic paint. I chose to paint one of them orange and the other two I painted white but you can go for any pattern or colour combo you want!
Once they’ve got a coat, you’re ready to get creative. Decide on a pattern that you like. You’re going to be grouping these together and the colours all match so you can go wild with stripes, spots, squares or anything else that takes your fancy 🙂 It’s your project so just have some fun with it!
I didn’t take any photos from here as it’s pretty straight forward. However, I finished these off on a Facebook Live so you can catch this here if you want to paint, stripe and spot along!
To finish off the pumpkins I cut some branches from the garden in a few different sizes which I hot glued on top. Make sure to put the stem a bit towards the back so you’ve got room for a bow or some messy raffia at the front. You can check out the video to see how I made the different bows.
And here’s how they look in our lounge. I’ve just grouped them all together and added some raffia to the tray. Boom!! Job done! Just a bit of budget fun to add some colour to your home. By the way, did you know that the chalk sign in the background started off as a dull pine mirror? You can see the transformation post here.
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