Hello friends! Fall season is just around the corner and today I am excited to show how I made this cute, simple, and easy scrap wood pumpkin! I used some leftover 2x4s. I love using leftover stuff! πŸ™‚

Scrap wood pumpkin

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin

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Materials Needed

This is SO easy you guys. Here’s what I used.

Step 1: Cut Wood

You can cut your own wood or have it cut at your local home improvement store. Easy peasy.


Step 2: Apply Stain

I used some leftover wood stain  and applied it to each piece with a rag. I let it dry for about 20 minutes.
DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin

Step 3: Apply Petroleum Jelly

I put a little petroleum jelly (aka: vaseline) on the edges of the boards so the paint would fall out easier when I distressed later.

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin

Step 4: Apply Chalk Style Paint

I used a free sample of Diva of DIY Chalk Mix. It comes in powder form. Thank you LeaAnne! This is an awesome (and much CHEAPER!) way to get a chalk style paint. Use 1 Cup of your favorite color of latex paint, add 4 tbsp of the chalk mix powder, and 2 Tbsp of hot water; mix well and and you’ve got chalky finish paint for a fraction of the price, and in the color of your choice. A win, win!

I applied two coats with a foam brush!

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin

Step 5: Glue boards together and Distress

After the paint dried (pretty fast!) I used wood glue to secure the boards together. Then I used fine sand paper to do a little distressing.

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin
That is it!! Aren’t they cute?? I embellished the top with some twine. Thank you to my fellow blogger Angela for the inspiration!!

Do you like these or know someone who would? Share’em with your friends! And for more chalk mix projects, keep scrolling!!! There’s more where these came from πŸ™‚

Scrap Wood Pumpkin

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Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to "dare to try". Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Lisa

    These are so cute U can’t stand it!!!???

    1. Janice

      Thanks Lisa!

  2. These are just too cute! What a great way to use up left over project scraps of wood! Thank you for being part of the Diva of DIY Chalk Mix Challenge!

    1. Janice

      Thank you!!!

  3. Sandra

    I’m about to raid the Mr.’s workshop! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend..

    1. Janice

      Thank you!:)

  4. Ashley

    Fall is in the air! Love this fun project! And I have tons of scraps left over to make some of these!!

    1. Janice

      Thanks Ashley! I bet you do! πŸ™‚

    1. Janice

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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