Wood Post Pumpkins

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PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! Tis the season for Pumpkins. I have seen so many different ways to make pumpkins decorative. In my last post about Front Porch Decorating  you may have gotten a bunch of ideas about decorating with your own “REAL” pumpkins but I wanted to try and make my own out of some wooden posts that I had. Here are a few examples of different ways you can make pumpkins.

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The list is honestly ENDLESS on the ways you can create pumpkins. Using real ones for decoration is great. I do that as well. But they usually do not last throughout Halloween and Thanksgiving so making custom ones is a great way to knock out both holidays!

Here’s how to make Wood Post Pumpkins:

This used to be a 4×4 post that was cut into pieces and sanded. My measurements are..
Large: 4×21 Inches
Medium: 4×17 Inches
Small: 4×13 Inches

If you do not have a saw you can go to a local Home Depot or Lowes and they will cut your wood for you.


The next step that I did was paint them all orange. However I really didn’t like that they were so boxy looking. I really wanted my “Pumpkins” to have more shape to them. So I took a chisel to them!


Please don’t judge my chisel skills it was the first time I had used one. I started by placing a chisel and hammering down and then pulling off the wood. I really didn’t know what I was doing but that’s what I love about crafting so much. You get to play around.
I chiseled the edges and middles of the posts.


After I was don’t experimenting with the chisel. I put another coat of orange paint. It doesn’t have to be perfect because I knew I was just going to distress it with the sander.

They still look boxy but with a little more “OOMPH”.


After You have chiseled and painted. Take your sander and run over the edges and chiseled lines for a more distress look. This also helps see the grooves in the posts more noticeable.

I then cut off a branch outside and cut 3 long stems from it. And hot glued them onto my posts. I hot glued green ribbon and made my “PUMPKINS” sign from my silhouette machine. I fastened the sign with wire.
I initially wanted to add more ribbons to the top but I ended up liking the simplicity of just one ribbon.


Aren’t they FUN?! This was such a fun and easy project. I really loved how these turned out! I decided to set mine out on my front porch but these really would look great anywhere you decide to place them. The best part about them is I can leave them out for Halloween and Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Crafting!

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