Wall or Floor Pumpkin decoration

Fall is here and as you can tell by my one of my last posts, I like my pumpkins and this year I have been making some different ones out of wood. I am usually able to get 1″ x 10 ” scraps from a friend of ours, so I used that for this next project but you could use plywood. First thing I did was to draw a pumpkin shape

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pumpkin drawing

Then cut out the shape with a band saw. Don’t forget safety first, wear your safety glasses.

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shape cut, check

I used my table saw for the next step setting the gate at 2″ and cut the pumpkin shape into 2″ wide strips. Lightly sand each strip.

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2 ” wide stripes

Now your pumpkin is going to need a stem. I used an Apple branch, cut the top at an angle (on the band saw) then drill a hole in the center top of the cut out pumpkin and sand down the bottom of the branch to fit in the hole. I used a piece larger than the hole but you can use any size you think looks good.

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Attach a piece of wood to the back of the cut, making sure you evenly space each piece before nailing.

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glue and nail board in the center, glue in stem.

Lightly dry brush with orange paint and add some leaves if you want

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Finished Pumpkin

ENJOY!!

Check out these pumpkins made out of shirts : No sew shirt sleeve pumpkins

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