A few years ago, we ended up with a couple of extra fence posts after a backyard project and I decided to get crafty! Here’s how i made these super cute, and EASY, fence post pumpkins for fall!
I made my ever so helpful husband break out the mitre saw and he got to work cutting the posts into random lengths, even giving some angled slices for the tops.
After just a few minutes we had a pile of wood to work with!
Once the wood was ready I wiped it down to get any dirt off and start playing with how to stack them up. I left some pieces alone to create individual pumpkins. We used simple wood glue to stick our stacked pieces together.
I bought some cheap acrylic paint and Modge Podge at the dollar store and got to painting the pumpkins orange.
It would have behooved me to use a primer OR to simply get better paint, as we ended up having to 5-6 coats of paint! While we saved $$$ with cheap paint, we definitely did NOT save time.
Once the paint was dry, we each took a “pumpkin” to decorate. I simply used a large sharpie marker instead of paint. While most of my kids loved making spooky Jack O’Lantern faces on their pumpkins, my youngest son desperately wanted a Cars theme. I searched up “Cars silhouette” and found a great template, If have a printer this will be a much easier process; I had to wing it .
When we were all satisfied with our design, i slapped a couple layers of Modge Podge over the whole thing to makes sure the paint didn’t fade or run. The Modge Podge will also give it a nice shine.
Finally, I used my cork collection to finish off each pumpkin by painting it green and hot glueing it to the tip-top of our creations.
Our family really enjoyed making these and the kids are so excited to display their artwork around the house!
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