DIY Wood Pumpkins – Made From Scrap Wood

These DIY Wood pumpkins are perfect for fall decor! See how to make them using scrap wood 4×4 blocks and add a cute and shabby chic vibe to your fall decor with wooden pumpkin decorations!

Stackable wood block pumpkin idea. This is a cool DIY Fall decor idea!

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DIY wood pumpkins… of course, I had to!

After the exhausting week of getting the kid’s bathroom makeover done, I really needed crafty instant gratification…

Plus the front door could certainly use some fall decor more than just the Easy DIY Fall Wreath.

DIY Wood Block Pumpkins

DIY wood block pumpkins that are stackable and distressed. Easy to make!

I love how these are so versatile… you can even stack them up!

Aren’t those super cute faces?!

I have been wanting to try out the Dixie Belle paint samples I received a little while ago and this was the perfect opportunity to work with them.

Plus I used up some of the 4×4 scrap wood pieces from my scrap pile so nothing better than that!

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Materials Needed to Make DIY Wood Pumpkins –

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How to Make the DIY Stacked Wood Pumpkins –

Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how to make these! If you would rather read, the steps follow too.

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She turns these into cute fall decor!

Step 1 – Start with the 4 x 4 lumber cut to blocks in sizes you like. I roughly cut 3 different sizes. Make sure to sand all the edges and corners of the blocks. This is the best part… no need to measure! 🙂

How to make DIY wood block pumpkins

Step 2 – Paint the blocks orange with craft or other paint. Once that is dry, paint them in the grey and blue. The Dixie Belle paint went so smooth and dried super fast! By the time I was done painting the third block, the first was dry and ready to distress! Talk about instant gratification!

She creates cute fall decor with this! How to make wood block pumpkins

Step 3 – Distress the wood blocks lightly to reveal the layer of orange paint underneath. Some spots also show the bare wood and I love the effect that creates!

This makes the best fall decor!

Step 4 – Give the carriage bolt a coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

Painting distressed DIY wood pumpkins

Step 5– Paint Jack’o lantern faces on the blocks on all 4 sides using black craft paint. I drew and painted the faces with different shapes and expressions… totally random – no reason!

Shabby Chic distressed wood pumpkins

Step 6 – Drill a hole in the top of one “pumpkin” with a 1/2″ drill bit and screw in the carriage bolt. Attach a couple of orange and green pipe-cleaners to it (I just rolled them around my finger for the coiling effect)

Stackable and distressed wood block pumpkins

That’s it! Stack them up and enjoy!

I haven’t glued the “pumpkins” together so you can arrange them and store them however you want to in the future.

Such a fun and easy way to make this DIY wood pumpkins for fall decor!
I can't believe how easy it is to make these #woodpumpkins #falldecor

Oh! and you can certainly paint them in any color you like too! What colors would you paint?

Super easy DIY Wood pumpkins... the distressing makes them so unique! you have got to check it out!
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I love fun and quick crafts – especially if they are seasonal crafts – I mean why spend time on something that only gets displayed for a few weeks? My concrete pumpkins are another fun and easy fall craft! I have a quick video for you too.

Can you believe this wreath took just 5 minutes and under $10 to make! There is a quick video tutorial included

And if you really are looking for super quick fall decorating, you should definitely check out my 5-minute DIY fall wreath! There is a quick 1-minute video that shows you how it’s made.

Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. These are so cute and festive. You have to love pumpkin projects this time of year. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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