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…
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!)
Step 1) Using a mitre saw, cut the branch into small pieces to resemble a pumpkin stem.
Step 2) Screw the larger board into the smaller board, creating an “L” shape.
Choose a Forstner bit that is the same size as the tree branch.
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.
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:
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