Fall is just around the corner and that means it's almost time for all the fall festivals and activities. Some of my fondest memories are playing with my kids in the leaves and going to the local pumpkin patch for a hay ride and pumpkin picking. With pumpkins on my mind and pallets in the yard I decided to combine the two and make rustic, whitewashed pallet pumpkins.
I started by cutting the boards apart with a circular saw. Once I had the boards cut from the pallet I started cutting them into smaller pieces. I wanted the pumpkins to look rustic, so I didn't worry about my lines being straight or measuring. Plus, it was about to downpour and I had about 2 minutes before the rain was about ruin my project. There was no time for perfection.
I let the pumpkins dry overnight and the next day worked on the stem. My original plan was to use wood pieces that I had in my craft stash, but my husband thought that was a horrible idea and told me to use tree branches. Of course it was pouring outside, so I grabbed my rain boots, rain jacket and his golf umbrella and went down to the woods in search of a broken tree branch. I have to agree though, his idea was better than mine and the branches looked much more realistic.
Out of all my pallet projects, these whitewashed, rustic pallet pumpkins are definitely one of my favorites.