quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

Remember the cedar shutters I made for the lake house fixer-upper? I had this pile of scrap wood left over. If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I don’t like to waste! With Halloween right around the corner, I looked at this pile and saw pumpkins! What…you don’t see pumpkins? Read on…

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

How about if I add some branches from my yard? Can you guess where I’m going with this? (It’s awesome. Stick with me for a minute!)

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This is all you will need for this easy pumpkin idea:  

  • One larger piece of wood
  • One smaller piece of wood to attach to the back to create a stand
  • A couple of screws (These are my favorite)
  • Section of a branch (Feel free to use this project as an excuse to take a leisurely walk and enjoy the fall weather!)

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

Step 1) Using a mitre saw, cut the branch into small pieces to resemble a pumpkin stem.

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

Step 2) Screw the larger board into the smaller board, creating an “L” shape.

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

Choose a Forstner bit that is the same size as the tree branch.

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

Step 3) Using the Forstner Bit, drill a hole in the top of the larger board.  Make the hole deep enough to hole the stem in place.

quick and easy pumpkin ideas using free scrap wood

Step 4) Using acrylic paint and a foam brush, dry brush the wood in the color of choice.

Perfect way to use up some scrap wood, don’t you think? Do you love pumpkin decor too? Take a look at these other posts:

How to Bling Out a No Carve Pumpkin Liberace Style

How to Create an Oxidized Patina Pumpkin

Pumpkin Craft: How to Decoupage a Foam Pumpkin

How to Make a Unique Pumpkin Topiary

Unique Fall Decor: How to Make Wooden Orb Pumpkins

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