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DIY Wooden Pumpkins

Make wood slice pumpkins for your Halloween mantel with this easy DIY project.
15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Relic and Everlasting
  • Wood slices thicker slices will stand better
  • Paintbrush
  • Driftwood pieces
  • Raffia
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Pumpkin pattern


  • Paint one side of your rustic wood slices with 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.
  • Then get your pumpkin pattern using the form above and print.
  • 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 dark paint (in this case a dark grey) in the outline areas. Again, I only added one coat because I wanted rustic wooden pumpkins. You can add several coats of paint if you would like.
  • Allow your pumpkin faces to dry then use hot glue to add on a driftwood stem and tie on some raffia to complete the look.