Fall is the best, but you know what makes it even better? All the pumpkin home decor it brings with it (and the cooler temperatures!)
I find crafting inspiration everywhere, but the inspiration for this particular project came while I was trolling the dollar spot at Target!
- Wooden Pumpkin (I got mine in the dollar spot, but I found several similar ones on Amazon, Target 1, and Target 2)
- Wood Stain (I used the color Driftwood)
- Polyurethane (optional)
- Orange Satin Ribbon (or any other color you like)
- Paper towels or a cloth
DIY Pumpkin Home Decor
This project is super easy! It took me less than an hour to complete and most of that was drying time. The actual steps probably took less than five minutes.
- Remove any ropes or strings
- And Stain
- And Stain some more
- Apply polyurethane (if you want)
- Let everything dry completely
- Add embellishments
If your pumpkin comes with a string in it, then the first step is to remove the string. We don’t want to it to get in the way while we stain!
I’m super fancy, so I decided to use a Target bag to protect my table from any stain drips.
Next step? Start staining!
Apply your stain with a paper towel (or cloth) one layer at a time. I gave my stain 10-15 minutes between each coat and did a total of three coats. If you want a darker pumpkin, apply more coats!
Don’t forget the edges!
I chose not to seal my pumpkin with polyurethane, because I didn’t want to add any additional shine to my pumpkin. If you do want to seal yours though, I would add that now – just follow the instructions on the can.
Once your stain and polyurethane are dry, it’s time to add some embellishments! I chose to keep things simple and just add a satin bow. A hand-lettered phrase or some felt flowers would look adorable too though!
Take a look at this IGTV video, which details all the steps of tying a bow. Because my pumpkin had a hole in its stem, I got a little creative with how I tied my bow.
Once embellishments have been added, it’s time to display you new pumpkin home decor! I have mine propped up on some shelves in my living room and absolutely love the look!
I’m hoping to find a nice wooden Christmas tree or ornament to do a similar project with! We will see what the dollar spot holds over the next few weeks/months!
Are you interested in more easy DIYs? Check out this hand-lettered doormat!
Looking for something else? Take a look at all the DIYs my blog has to offer here.
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