Decorating with pumpkins in the fall is my go to, but I usually use real pumpkins that have to be replaced every year so I’m trying to build up a pumpkin collection I can put out every year. I see the wooden pumpkins at the store all the time, but I’m shocked by the price. I’m going to show you how to make your own wooden pumpkin for fall. This wooden pumpkin will be a little rustic, a little farmhouse, some buffalo check, but perfect for fall. That’s the best thing about making homemade items is you can customize it for you.
This month my Cricut friends and I are creating something for fall. Fall in love with all of these amazing fall ideas for you.
In our scrap wood pile, I have a piece of plywood that is perfect for this project. If you don’t have any scrap wood, you can buy small pieces of plywood at the home improvement stores. Even if you have to buy wood, this project will cost about $10.
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Cricut Maker (or any cutting machines)
Buffalo Check Ribbon
Let’s Create a Wooden Pumpkin for Fall
In Cricut Design Space, I created a pumpkin the size that I needed. I don’t have a large mat so I sliced it into pieces to fit on my 12×12 mat.
How to Make a Larger Than Mat Pumpkin in Cricut Design Space:
In Cricut Design Space™, choose your pumpkin. Size the pumpkin to the size that you want. As you can tell, I didn’t worry about the color of the pumpkin because I just use old card stock in a design or color I don’t like. Buying paper packs is one of my favorite things, but the packs always have a few designs I don’t care for, so I save them for projects like this.
Now add a square from the shapes tab and size the square 11.5×11.5. In the layers panel on the side, highlight the square and the pumpkin so both are highlighted in grey (on the panel), then click slice. Slice is located at the bottom of the layers panel.
This is what my pumpkin looked like in Design Space when I went to “Make It.”
Then I traced the pumpkin onto the piece of plywood, but before doing that I taped all the pieces together to make one big pumpkin.
Using the jigsaw my husband cut out the shape.
I gave the edges a light sanding and then painted it white. This pumpkin was really inspired by Rae Dunn.
Once my pumpkin was ready, it was time to decorate it. I’ve had many many many ideas of what to put on my pumpkin. Should it be something about fall? Hello Pumpkin? Thanksgiving related? It was a tough choice. My daughters nickname is pumpkin so “Hello Pumpkin” was my choice.
You will notice I lost the n when I was removing the extra vinyl. So I cut another n and added it at the end. Then I added some buffalo check ribbon around the stem.
Here is my pumpkin outside.
Here it is on the kitchen counter, I think I”m going to leave it on the counter so I can see it all the time.
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