We are Blessed DIY Wood Pumpkins

DIY Wood Pumpkins from Scrapwood

You often see this type of DIY wood pumpkins on Pinterest, but I have never made them and I had one half of a 4 by 4 in the scrap wood pile.    The choices I thought of were wooden pumpkins, Frankenstein or ghosts and since Fall is just beginning these We are Blessed wood pumpkins seemed like the best choice.

 

Wood pumpkins with floral arrangements, that say "We are Blessed"

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Painted Wood Pumpkin Supplies

4 by 4 lumber

White paint & primer

Stick

Gold Sharpie pen

Gold spray paint (or other metallic paint)Glue gun & glue

Floral supplies

We are Blessed Printable

Cutting the Wood

The wood pumpkins are very simple to create.  Starting with a 4 by 4 piece of lumber cut it into 10″, 8″, 5″ pieces to stagger them for a grouping.   A chop saw works well, just be careful using it.

As the stick is so much shorter and way too dangerous to do on the chop saw,  cut the sticks into three 4″ pieces using a small handsaw.  Much safer that way.

Painting and Assembly

Paint with a primer and then two coats of white chalk paint.

 

Painted and primed wood pumpkin

 

Print out the We are Blessed printable.

Draw a line along the bottom, and across the top of the letters.  This will help with the placement of the word “are”.  Cut along the lines.

Place a piece of carbon paper on the painted pumpkin,  for the two tallest pumpkins place the printable We and are,  1 1/2″ from the top.  Trace the letters with a pen.  Repeat for the second pumpkin and the word “are”.

 

Transferring letters to a DIY wood pumpkin with carbon paper.

 

For the smallest pumpkin measure 3/4 ” from the top and line up the word “blessing”. Transfer the lettering using the carbon paper.

Using a gold Sharpie pen repaint the carbon letters with the paint.  Let dry.  There may be some extra carbon on your pumpkin from transferring,  remove it using an eraser.

Paint the stems gold using spray paint or any metallic gold you have on hand.  Let dry.

Glue the sticks to the top of each pumpkin to make stems.

 

DIY wooden pumpkins that say "we are blessed"

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Decorating your Wood Pumpkins

As the We are Blessed wording is the focus for these pumpkins I kept the floral arrangements to a minimum. Wrap each of the pumpkins with grey moss, then add some leaves to one side, and flowers on the other.

White DIY white pumpkins for fall decorating.

These are sitting on my family room coffee table with a pretty tray.  I did not add anything else so that they are a focal point.  The moss was purchased this year as was the one sprig of flowers in grey.  The arrangement cost me $10 to make, as I already had the wood. and paint.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I always love hearing from you.

Leanna

DIY Wood Pumpkins Painted White with We are Blessed Wording

19 thoughts on “We are Blessed DIY Wood Pumpkins

    1. Hi Debra, thank you. I was hoping that the wording would make them stand out more than just a simple pumpkin. I am happy to hear you like them.

    1. Thank you Julie. The new fall colour schemes are so beautiful, although a bit harder to find they are worth looking for I think. Have a great week lady.

    1. Thank you Cindy, I know that you see sayings everywhere, but I enjoy having one or two sayings for each holiday. I hope you have a great day as well.

  1. I’ve seen lots of scrap wood pumpkins on Pinterest but these, Leanna are quite beautiful! I love how you added the phrase but how you decorated the tops gave them the WOW factor. Pinned 🙂

    1. Hi Michelle: Thank you, my friend, these are another one of my scrap wood pile projects and they very much evolved on there own, but I really like how they turned out.

    1. Thank you very much Karen. It’s fun to play with embellishments, and see what you can create. I am glad you like them and thank you for commenting.

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