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Monday, August 31, 2015

Updated Pallet Wood Pumpkins


Happy Monday!  I don't know if it's because the kids headed back to school today or the cooler evening temps, but I am so ready for fall.  It's probably my favorite season and I can't wait to turn off the air, sleep with the windows open and snuggle up in the evenings with a blanket.

I even went as far as pulling out the fall bins from storage this weekend.  No, I haven't started decorating, although I did get the urge to update my popular pallet pumpkins with a fresh new look.  I'm all about neutral decorating for the seasons, but I thought a muted pop of orange would be a great addition to this year's fall decor.
Pallet Wood Pumpkins


I started by cutting pallets apart with a circular saw then cut the pieces into random sizes to form a pumpkin shape.

Pallet Wood Pumpkins
Once I was happy with my shape, I glued each piece together using wood glue. I use these bar clamps to hold the wood together until the glue is dry.
Pallet Wood Pumpkins
My white pumpkins were painted using a white wash and I did the same for the orange one.  I simply mixed orange and yellow paint together with water to create a runny wash.  
Pallet Wood Pumpkins
After the paint was dry, I sanded the pumpkin then finished it off with a piece of branch and gold wire.
Pallet Wood Pumpkins

Pallet Wood Pumpkins

Pallet Wood Pumpkins

Pallet Wood Pumpkins

Completing this little update is giving me such the itch to decorate our home for fall.  Our entryway table is my favorite area and I can't wait to see how it comes together this year. 

Are you ready for fall?  Have you started decorating?


9 comments:

  1. SO fun Katie! LOVE how you updated it and that little corkscrew wire is so super cute!

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    1. Aww, thanks girl! Sometimes it's the little updates that make a big impact.

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  2. These are so beautiful! I just love their rustic ambiance. Featuring these on FB on Sunday. Thanks for linking up to Party Junk! :)

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    1. Thanks SO MUCH Donna! I love your party and really appreciate the feature. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Those are adorable....love that you used old pallets and did it to suit you. Good job!

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  4. So cute! How did you attach your little branch stem?

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  5. Also, what kind of paint are the yellow and orange you used?

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    1. Also interested in finding out if it's acrylic or other type! Would love to whip these up for the mantle :)

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    2. I just used regular acrylic craft paint, but any paint would work!

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