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Wooden Pumpkin Fall DIY Craft

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 This wooden pumpkin craft is the perfect farmhouse fall craft to make for your home. A rustic and creative wood pumpkin craft that is the perfect touch of fall. 

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I love diy fall decor for the home. It adds a personal touch that you can’t buy in the stores. These wooden rosette pumpkins are simple to make! 

Wooden Pumpkins

Wooden pumpkins take just a bit of time, supplies, and a little paint to make. Once they are done gift to a loved one or showcase in your home. 

What Type Of Wood Did You Use For Wood Pumpkins

I bought wooden rosettes for my pumpkins. But, if you have scrap wood or square or oblong pre-cut Wood use that. This pumpkin craft works with almost any type of wood. 

wooden pumpkins to paintWhat Paint Did You Use For Wooden Pumpkins 

I went with acrylic paint from DecoArt. Dark chocolate and a variety of orange colors to add variety. Then on top I used a medium weathered wood crack to give it that crackle look. 

How to Decorate With Wooden Pumpkins

  • Table | Whether it is an entryway table or desk in your home you can place these wood pumpkins out to display. The different sizes will add dimension to help them pop and stand out. 
  • Front Door | You could place these pumpkins on your front porch to greet your guests. Whether you sit them on a wooden crate or just on ground in the corner, they would look darling. 
  • Mantle | If you have a mantle in your home this could be the perfect spot. Add on other items to help add different elements of design. 

What If I Don’t Have Wooden Rosettes

If you don’t want to buy rosettes feel free to find any type of square wood. You can then paint and decorate all the same. Granted it won’t have the same design but they would still look incredibly fun and offer that farmhouse feel! 

Look for scrap wood that you can transform. I am all about crafting that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to do! 

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Can I Paint My Pumpkins A Different Color

For sure, you can paint your wood pumpkins any color you want. Just make sure the paint you use will stick to wood. I think even a turquoise blue would look darling, and let them pop in color even more. 

_ wooden pumpkin decorCan I Make Stacked Painted Wooden Pumpkins 

Yes, just don’t put stems on two of the pumpkins. Then pain and decorate like normal and then stack them on top and leave the one with the stem to be placed on top. Or if you want you can glue the pumpkins together so they stay. Or leave them to where you can take them apart if you so choose. 

Give these painted wooden pumpkins and let me know what you think! 

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Yield: 3 Wooden Pumpkins

Wooden Pumpkin Fall DIY Craft

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Wooden pumpkin craft that will dress up your home or office. These wooden pumpkins made from rosettes a try.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy


  • • Wooden Rosettes – 2 ½”; 3 ½” and 4 ½”
  • • Americana acrylic paint from DecoArt – Dark Chocolate; Bright Orange; Jack-O-Lantern Orange; Burnt Orange
  • • Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
  • • Ribbons – assorted scraps of green
  • • Paintbrush – 1” flat wash
  • • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • • Scissors
  • • Tree Branch – from the yard
  • • Garden Pruning Shears



  1. Base coat the wooden rosettes with Dark Chocolate and 1” flat wash paintbrush. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.
  2. Randomly apply Weathered Wood medium with 1” flat wash paintbrush. Heavy in some areas and thinner in others will result in a variety of cracks on the finished pumpkins. Allow medium to dry completely (about 30 minutes).
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  4. Apply a thick coat of the orange paint with a very limited number of strokes and do not paint over the same area more than once. As the paint dries it will crackle. Large cracks will appear where the medium was put on thick and small cracks will appear where the medium was put on thin.
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  6. Cut tree branch into 1” to 1 ½” lengths with pruning shears and then attach to top, center of each pumpkin with glue gun.
  7. Gather a variety of green ribbons, trim them into 6” lengths and then knot in the center. Attach at base of pumpkin stem with glue gun. This is a great way to use up bits and pieces.
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