So remember those pallet pumpkins I had my eyes on last week?
With some help from the hubby and a bit of creativity on both of our parts we made our own version this weekend.
I just so happen to have a “lovely” hidden (thank God) corner of our yard that is full of pallets, wood scraps, bricks and of course a few car parts. It is quite the eye sore but it stays hidden now and gives me access to all kinds of materials when needed so I don’t complain.
Saturday morning the husband dug out an old pallet and my friend and I got busy cutting it up.
After I cut the boards up I needed to get them screwed together. So I laid them out in a pattern that worked, drilled some holes and put the screws in.
Random Beth fact: I LOVE using power tools.
Next up I was ready to draw the pumpkins out. I used a piece of sidewalk chalk and roughly sketched out three different sizes.
Then the hubby got to work cutting them out with a jig saw.
This is his, “your not going to take pictures of me the entire time” face.
After we finished up we did need to add a few more screw and/or glue a few pieces back that weren’t a bit loose or had come unattached.
For the finish I took some acrylic paint that I had and made a VERY watered down wash. I wanted the pumpkins to look like orange wood, not wood painted orange.
I applied about 2 coats and let them dry.
After they were dry I attached some broken pieces of pallet boards for stems and they were finished.
Total project cost $0.00!
I am so happy that my fall decor is now more than a wreath on the door and and a few pretty leaves.
Have you worked on any fall projects lately?