I bet you have all the items on hand to make these beautiful neutral scrap wood pumpkin diy!
This time of year every time I come across a piece of scrap wood I am dreaming up ways to turn it into a pumpkin. In fact, I have a slew of scrap wood projects on the blog for all seasons! Tell me I’m not the only one? This time around I decided to go a somewhat romantic route for these neutral scrap wood pumpkins.
Here it what I started with to make these neutral scrap wood pumpkins…
- A few scrap 2x4 pieces of different lengths
- Candle holders from the Woodpile section at Hobby Lobby
- Hot Glue + Glue Gun
- Paint + Brushes
- A few old rusty hinges and hardware
- upholstery tacks
Begin by sanding each 2x4 and each candle holder. The holders will serve as our cute chunky stems in the end so just set them aside.
Next you’re simply going to dry brush the surface of each freshly stained 2x4.
You do not have to focus on covering the stain in all areas unless you just want to. I like the dry brushed effect, where you have just the tiniest amount of paint on the tip of your brush and paint it until the brush is dry, and repeat. It leaves behind a streaky finish letting that beautiful stain shine through!
Lightly sand the surface of each neutral scrap wood pumpkin before moving on to embellishments. The embellishments I used here are old hinges and hardware from old furniture: and I simply used the upholstery tacks in the centers where the screw would have been used for attaching it to the furniture. Not only did it aid the hot glue in keeping them attached to the pumpkins but also added the perfect finishing touch.
For the final and finishing touches, attach the stained candle holders to the top of the 2x4 blocks to serve as the chunky stem.
Add raffia and greenery to suite your personal taste.