Simple Square Pumpkin Display

Create a fun new twist on fall's most popular decoration in four easy steps.

Wooden Pumpkin

Simple Square Pumpkin Display

By: Janet Shumway

Materials Needed:

  • 3 pieces of 2x4 wood cut into lengths 3 1/2", 5" and 8"
  • orange paint and brush
  • brown paint
  • branch
  • ribbon
  • raffia
  • hot glue gun
  • moss

Paint the Pumpkins

Start by painting the 2x4 blocks. When they've dried, sand the edges to create a shabby chic look.

Make and Apply Wash

First mix up a brown wash: Add a squirt of dark brown paint to about 1/2 cup of water. Apply wash with a rag or sponge brush by brushing it on and then wiping the excess off with a dry rag or paper towel.

Create and Attach Stems

Use large pruners to trim your branch into 3 pieces, creating stems for the pumpkins. Put a very large dab of hot glue right where you want the stem, then push the stem down into it.

Wooden Pumpkin

Create and Attach Stems

Add Embellishments

Cut a piece of wire, then curl the ends by bending them around a screwdriver or pencil. Wrap the curled wire around the pumpkin stem to hold it in place. Glue moss around the base of the stem. Tie a raffia and ribbon bow, then glue them on.

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