This adorable Wood Pumpkins DIY is the perfect fall home decor your can make yourself! Make them for your house, give them as a gift, or make them to sell!
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Pumpkins are my go-to for fall decor. They’re cute, and not Halloween focused, so I can leave them up all season long.
How do you make these Wood Pumpkins DIY?
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You will need:
- Boards – I specifically used oak (you could also use pine) boards that were 5.5″ wide x 1″ thick I got at Lowe’s.
- Wood for Stem – I specifically used an oak piece that was 1.5″ wide x 0.25″ thick (see pic below) I got at Lowe’s.
- Saw to cut the boards.
- Wood Glue
- Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Cut your boards.
I wanted my pumpkins to be 7″ tall, so that’s what I cut my boards to. If you are using the 5.5″ wide boards like I did, you will need to cut (2) 7″ long pieces for each pumpkin you make.
To make it easier on yourself, I just cut one 7″ piece, and then used that as my measuring stick to make sure each of the additional pieces was exactly the same length as the first.
For each pumpkin you will need:
- (1) 5.5″ wide piece
- (1) 3.5″ wide piece
- (1) 2″ wide piece
The reason for these measurements is because my boards were 5.5″ wide. So I just had to make a single cut to get my 3″ and 2.5″ pieces. Efficiency at its best!
Step 3: Cut the corners off.
I measured mine at 0.5″ and cut that amount off each corner of each board.
When you’ve cut off all the corners for your Wood Pumpkins DIY, this is what the pieces will look like.
Step 4: Cut the stem.
Use the smaller board you got to cut the stems. I cut mine at 3″, but you could make yours shorter or longer depending on your preference.
Step 5: Glue the pieces of the Wood Pumpkins together.
I used Gorilla wood glue, and just put a liberal amount on the smaller pieces, lined them up, and pressed them on top of the biggest wood piece.
This is what they will look like when you have all the wood pieces glued together.
Step 6: Glue on the stem.
Next, I put on a little wood glue on the stem wood piece, and glued it to the back center of the Wood Pumpkins.
Allow these to dry for a long time to ensure the glue is cured before moving on. I just did these in the evening and let them set up overnight.
Step 7: Paint your wood pumpkins.
Here’s where it gets fun! Choose the color you want your pumpkins to be! You can do orange, cream, white, or even a soft sage green.
If you want to have fun with it, mix it up and do a teal or pink!
I just used cheap acrylic paint you can find from Walmart. I will be using these strictly indoors. However, if you wanted to make them outdoor-ready, you could clear coat the finished product with clear spray paint.
I used a foam dotting brush and added polka dots to mine. This step is optional, so do it or don’t, depending on your preference.
If you choose to add polka dots, wait until the base coat is totally dry before adding them.
Step 8: Add a bow.
That’s all you need to know to be able to make these cute Wood Pumpkins! They’re very easy, and come together pretty quickly! They stand up nicely, and look great sitting on my bookshelf in my living room!
Want more pumpkin-themed DIY projects?
- DIY Concrete Pumpkins – These pumpkins are super unique and turn out so very cute!
- Floral Pumpkin DIY – Add a feminine touch to your fall decor with this simple floral pumpkin DIY.
- Canning Ring Pumpkins – These canning ring pumpkins are super easy to make and they look amazing!
Whether your make these DIY Wood Pumpkins for yourself, for someone else, or even to sell, I know you’re going to love how they turn out!