Rustic, wooden pumpkins are the perfect way to decorate your farmhouse style home in the fall. I made a version from log slices that makes gorgeous decor for Halloween. Yes you can have something pretty in your home that is also festive enough for Halloween! Follow along with the easy step by step instructions below.
Supplies needed to make these wooden pumpkins:
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- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Relic and Everlasting
- Wood slices (thicker slices will stand better)
- Paint brush
- Driftwood pieces
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Pumpkin pattern (click here to download)
Paint one side of your rustic wood slices with the white paint. Leave the bark around the edges unpainted. For a rustic look, only use one light coat of paint. Allow to dry completely before continuing.
Place the pumpkin pattern on the white painted side of your wood slice. Tape or hold in place and use a pen to trace around all of the details pressing down well. Trace only the facial features.
After tracing, lift up your paper and you will see a slight indent in your wood slice everywhere you traced the pattern. These make the perfect guides for painting.
Add a dark paint (in this case a dark grey) in the outline areas. Again, I only added one coat because I wanted rustic wooden pumpkins.
Allow your pumpkin faces to dry then use hot glue to add on a drift wood stem and tie on some raffia to complete the look.
Add these wooden pumpkin anywhere in your home that you want a festive look for fall and Halloween.
I love the way these turned out and just how great these wooden pumpkins look on my mantel. Will you be making some for your farmhouse this fall?