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.
- (2) 2×4 cut @ 8″
- (2) 2×4 cut @ 6″
- (1) 2×2 @ 2″ for the stem
- Hand Saw or Power Saw
- Wood Glue
- Minwax Driftwood Wood Stain
- Petroleum Jelly
- Latex Paint of choice
- Diva of DIY Chalk Mix
- Sand Paper
- Foam Brush
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
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.
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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These are so cute U can’t stand it!!!???
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!
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..
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Fall is in the air! Love this fun project! And I have tons of scraps left over to make some of these!!
Thanks Ashley! I bet you do! 🙂
Very cute pumpkins! This is my level of wood working project, lol. Visiting from Celebrate and Decorate party.
Thank you 🙂
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