I am currently obsessing over this DIY barn wood pumpkin decor. Each of our scrap wood mystery box subscribers received 2 of these pumpkin cutouts sourced from reclaimed barnwood right here from my farm. We offer these projects as a quarterly seasonal subscription so creatives have the opportunity to make beautiful decor from reclaimed wood.
This is project two of three in the Fall Scrap Wood Mystery Box but I can say that the shape is easy enough to sketch out on some scrap wood and cut using a bandsaw or jig saw. One day soon I will get a template up here for your to use in making your own. You can always subscribe to our box by clicking the button below.
For this DIY barnwood pumpkin decor I decided to use a technique I like to call “buttering” It’s the simplest technique with the cutest chippy effect. Literally scoop up your paint with a popcicle stick and lather it on your wood project like butter. Once you’ve got your paint spread to your liking you can give it a quick dry with a heat gun or blow dryer.
I ended up toning down the orange color with a touch of antique wax. It blended nicely with the barnwood and took away the harshness of the fresh cut edges.
For a little added touch I stamped a small piece of scrap fabric and attached it to the painted pumpkin using jumbo upholstery tacks.
I mentioned before that subscribers received two pumpkins. I decided to keep the larger of the two in its natural barnwood state and attached the two with wood glue. This brought them together and created the perfect little space for a vine and bow embellishment.
What do you think? I love how beautiful these little barn wood pumpkins turned out. If you love making scrap wood projects like this one then you will want to check out the Scrap Wood Mystery Box. I would love to have you join us for our next season box of wood projects!