DIY Scrap Wood Stacked Pumpkin for Fall

I have been adding in fall decor here and there around our home,
and if you follow me then you know how I enjoy a good project!😉

So I decided to DIY a stacked pumpkin design using some of my scrap wood!

So I found the perfect piece of scrap wood and got to work.

I started by drawing out my stacked pumpkin design.

Then using my jigsaw I cut out the design.

After I had the basic design cut out I knew I wanted to add something to it to give it more depth,
so using the leftover pieces from my cutout I cut out some random shapes to add to my pumpkin

Here they are all cut out and placed on the base design..

What a difference a few little scrap pieces of wood made!

The next thing I did was use my sander to sand down all the edges of the cutouts.

Then I took it all inside so I could glue it all together.
I used wood glue to place each piece where I wanted it and set it aside to dry.

After the glue had dried I was able to start painting.
I chose to paint each pumpkin a different color, and I used a very pale gray, orange, and black.

I think I would love another one in more farmhouse colors as well.. pretty grays and white!

After I was done painting, I knew I wanted to distress it somehow and I had
actually planned on sanding down the edges to show the raw wood here and there,
but I ended up choosing to use paint instead.

I chose to use black paint that I mixed in a tiny amount of water to thin it down a little bit.
Using a sponge brush I lightly went over the design along the edges
and in different area's to add some texture and finish the look!
I used gray paint on the bottom portion so it would stand out against the black.

Isn't it the cutest thing?  I absolutely love it!

I added a buffalo check bow to the stem and I think it ties
in so well with my fall decor.  (Y'all know I am a fan of the buffalo check!)

I had intended on putting it outside, but I actually like it indoors as well so we will see.
Such a fun piece and since I had everything on hand it didn't cost me a thing to make
so that is always a nice bonus with any project. 😉

 - Tina

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  1. Love this. Absolutely adorable. I need this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is such a great and cute project! Love the reuse from other projects. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Can you please tell me how you would finish this so it would be safe to stay outside? Thanks for your help.

    1. It could certainly be sealed once the paint has cured if preferred to do so.
      (there are a lot of types of wax/sealers available that would help in protecting it)

      I have other wood items I have placed outdoors with no problems as they are only outside for a short period of time with the holiday season, and they have held up fine for several years.
      (Of course how they hold up may depend on weather conditions/wood used and so on)

      Thanks for stopping by!


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