Pumpkin Family Woodcraft -DIY

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pumpkin family

Fall has arrived!  The mornings are cooling off and leaves are falling around my home leaving the beautiful autumn colors to decorate my lawn.  This pumpkin family woodcraft is a simple do-it-yourself project to compliment fall, and add warmth to your welcoming porch!

After taking down a fence this summer, it has been a mission to repurpose as much of the wood as possible.  This fun pumpkin craft took me just a couple of days to complete; then, giving it to the Davis family was the best feeling!

I started with using the tops of some of the fence planks.  We had many boards that were split and heading to the fire pile when I decided they could be turned into adorable pumpkins.  No need to worry if your boards are not topped with the angles, you can always trim them to look just like these.

138 adding base board

Look for a longer piece of scrap wood to use as a base and arrange your pumpkins in a line, across the bottom.  Lay your pumpkin pieces on a flat surface or extra board, side-by-side and apply a strip of wood glue along the bottoms.  Secure your pumpkin pieces to the flat surface or board with clamps.  Now apply your base board to the glue and allow to dry overnight.


Once your glue is completely dried, further secure your pumpkins to the base board with finishing nails or a nail gun with 1 ½ inch nails.

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Now you are ready to paint your pumpkin family using any color scheme that fits your décor best!  A layer of orange to the front and back of your project will give you the foundation to your perfect pumpkin patch.  Once the orange paint has dried you can add some dimension with a bit of copper paint to showcase your pumpkins.


Be sure to add some twirls and twists while you paint on the leaves with simple strokes.   Use brown or green paint to coat the base board and family name onto your pumpkins.  Add some simple dollar store embellishments to finish your project using a hot glue gun for a vibrant autumn welcome!



Supplies needed 

Franklin International 1413 Titebond-3 Ultimate Wood Glue, 8-Ounce

Martha Stewart 32112 2-Ounce Acrylic Pearl Paint, Tiger Lily

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Silver Sage Green

Modern Masters ME149-06 Reactive Metallic Copper, 6-Ounce

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Espresso

30 Fine Art Paint Brushes for Acrylic, Oil, Watercolors

The Hillman Group 591520 Small Wire Nail and Brad Assortment, 260-Pack

Bosmere K822 2-Pack Nutscene Hank of Raffia Twine, 300-Feet, Natural

100x Artificial Gerbera Daisy Flowers Heads for DIY Wedding Party (Yellow Sunflower)

Surebonder GM-160 Mini High Temperature Glue Gun, 10-watt


Here are a few more craft ideas using the same techniques from above.




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