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! 🙂
DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkin
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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.
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.
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!
Step 5: Glue boards together and Distress
That is it!! Aren’t they cute?? I embellished the top with some twine. Thank you to my fellow blogger Angela for the inspiration!!
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Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials for novice woodworkers and DIYers. She also works as a university professor in the health care industry. Have a question for Janice? Feel free to send her a message here!