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I may be pushing things a little bit, but I have another fall wood craft to share today. After making those wooden apples last week, I decided to get started on some pumpkins. And yes, I do realize it’s still early, but I’m pretty much done with the summer heat already. So I made these rustic scrap wood pumpkins, and now I can’t wait to put them out!

diy pumpkins made from 2x6 wood blocks

What is it about the seasons changing that gets us so excited? We couldn’t wait for summer, and now, fall just can’t come fast enough. I know the heat definitely has me waiting for sweater weather, although it’ll be a good while before we need another layer of clothing here in the desert!

But anyway, it doesn’t take much to get me excited about fall crafts, and pumpkins are aways fun to make!

These pumpkins are slightly different than the apples or the Jack-o-lanterns I made last year. They’re made from a 2 x 6 wooden board instead of a 2 x 4, so they’re a little wider than the others, but they’re still super easy to make.

How to Make Rustic Scrap Wood Pumpkins 

Supplies Needed

  • 3 2 x 6 wood pieces cut into varying lengths
  • Twigs or sticks for the stems
  • Orange craft paint and some brown paint
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper

supplies for making scrap wood pumpkins


First, I had Hubby cut more wood twigs from the bougainvillea outside, and then, we glued them to the top of the wood blocks.
2x6 wood blocks with stems
I wanted these pumpkins to look like they were made from old wood, so I used the brown paint around the edges and in different spots on the wood. Then, I painted over the brown with the orange paint.
orange and brown paint on rustic wood pumpkins
I sanded the edges a little bit to make the pumpkins a little more rustic. My kids always 
tease me when I do this because they don’t share my love of anything rustic or vintage..  
After that, I tied a combination of green and brown twine around the stems to mimic the appearance of vines and leaves.
twine leaves on wood pumpkins
Voila, c’est tout! That’s all you need to do to make a few rustic scrap wood pumpkins!

painted scrap wood pumpkins for fall crafts
When it gets closer to Halloween, I’ll pull out the Jack-o-lanterns, but for now, these guys look so cute next to the wood apples. And, I’m definitely in the mood for fall!
DIY Rustic Scrap Wood Pumpkins
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  1. Mar C says:

    What a cute idea! So fun and so many ways to use it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. A Cup Full of Sass says:

    Such a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing on the Monday Funday Party! Pinning to our group board.

  3. Dee M says:

    Thank you so much! I love bright colors in the fall. 🙂

  4. Dee M says:

    He probably does! I can't wait to see what yours look like. 🙂

  5. Dee M says:

    I've saved so much by making my own decorations, and it's fun to do, as well. I'm just happy to be inspired again. 🙂

  6. Alexis Rochester says:

    These look great! I made some scrap wood pumpkins a few years ago and still use them for outdoor decorations in the fall. I got the inspiration from a thrift store I was in, the person had used old scraps from a tree trunk, so it was round. Theirs were huge! But really expensive, so I decided to make my own. Thanks for the inspiration, I need to get mine out and start decorating!