This DIY Pallet Pumpkin craft is by far my favorite project this fall. Fall is one of my favorite times of the years. I love seeing pumpkins everywhere, and decorating with them. My latest medium is pallets. We have an abundance and why not use them to create and possibly make a little extra money. If you’re like me, then you may have a lot of scrap wood lying around your shop. This project is super easy and cute! Even someone not accustomed to using tools will be successful.
DIY Pallet Pumpkin
(2) 5, (2) 6, (2) 7, (2) 8, & 9 inch pallet boards
Nail Gun/nails and hammer
Orange & Brown acrylic paint
If you have not already sanded your pallet boards be sure to do this first. Then you will begin cutting the boards down to size (2) 5, (2) 6, (2) 7, (2) 8, and (1) 9 inch pallet boards. As you can tell you want them to be slightly longer than the board before it. If you choose you can also add more boards to make your pumpkin more rounded. I like the way both look.
Once all of your boards are sanded and cut, you can begin painting. I painted both sides and all four edges on every board. Once the paint dries you can place them in the order that you want them to be. If you choose you can also slightly sand them to give the boards a more rustic appearance. I prefer to see all the original holes and nails in my pallet boards that I use.
Now that you have your boards in place you have to secure them together. I used a nail gun beginning at the top and worked my way to the bottom. I attached the stem first, then began adding the other boards. Once you have finished you will have a beautiful center piece for your table. Be sure to use a fixative (Valspar Clear Gloss) to ensure years of enjoyment.