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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 – (in a variety of sizes – I used 2 ½”; 3 ½” and 4 ½”)
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Americana acrylic paint from DecoArt – Dark Chocolate; Bright Orange; Jack-O-Lantern Orange; Burnt Orange
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Dark ChocolateDecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Burnt OrangeDecoArt DA229-3 Paint Acrylic Jack O Lantern Orange 2OZDecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Bright Orange
Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
– 1” flat wash
Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Garden Pruning Shears
Tree Branch – from the yard
– assorted scraps of green
FolkArt Soft Grip Wash Brush SetSurebonder Mini Low Temp Glue Gun – Crafts for Kids and Fun Home ActivitiesGorilla Hot Glue Sticks, Mini Size, 4Westcott 8Fiskars Softgrip Bypass PrunerFiskars Micro-Tip Pruner Non-Stick Blades, Orange/Black (399211-1003)
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. Painting it on heavily in some areas and lightly 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. 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 thinly.
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!
Check out some more super cute pumpkin crafts here!