Take new wooden rosettes from the home improvement store to create
some vintage pumpkins to decorate your home this fall! These
wooden rosette pumpkins are the perfect decorating touch for autumn and right through Halloween and Thanksgiving too! I love having multi-purpose décor items – much less to store in between the seasons, right?
What I love best about these is that they have that vintage yet modern look
about them. When my daughter was little, we took decorating to the extreme. Our home pretty much looked like that particular holiday had taken over! These days I prefer little touches that are simple and stylish. Another bonus to these DIY wooden pumpkins is that they are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make too!
HOW TO MAKE DIY WOODEN ROSETTE PUMPKINS
- 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
- Tree Branch – from the yard
- Garden Pruning Shears
Base coat the wooden rosettes with Dark Chocolate and 1” flat wash paintbrush. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.
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).
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.
Cut tree branch into 1” to 1 ½” lengths with pruning shears and then attach to top, center of each pumpkin with glue gun.
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.
Display a set in your home all autumn long or give a set as a great hostess gift! Quick and easy to create with limited supplies, these wooden rosette pumpkins go together in just about an hour. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry!