Learn how to make some amazing new pumpkin decor for fall. These texture pumpkins would be the perfect additions to any home this fall season! They are easy and inexpensive to create too!
DIY Textured Pumpkin Decor
Are you looking for an adorable, easy craft project that can be placed just about anywhere in your home this fall? Look no further. This pumpkin decor adds a bit of class to your home with the help of Iron Orchid Design Moulds. You know I love them and you will too! Place this beautiful pumpkin on your mantle, bookshelf, front entry table, kitchen table, guest bathroom sink, or even your front porch. It really is a great addition to your fall decor!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR DIY TEXTURED PUMPKIN DECOR:
- Wooden Pumpkin -Dollar Tree
- 6×6 Wood panels
- Jenga Wood Block or scrap of wood
- Iron Orchid Design (IOD) Mould Trimmings 2
- Deco Art: Aloe, Burnt Umber, Glorious Gold & Aloe (used for example project)
- IOD Clay
- Flat Edge Tool
- Clay Tools
- Fondant Roller
- Quick Thick Titebond or Hot glue
- Rustic Mesh Textured Ribbon
- Hot glue
- Heat Gun
- Puppy Pads
1 – Grab your wooden panel and your Deco Art, color Burnt Umber paint. Wearing gloves, cover your panel using a baby wipe to spread your paint covering the entire wood panel, including the back. Set aside. Tip* This step is optional, so if you want to skip this step, feel free.
2 – With a paintbrush, apply a coat of paint to your wooden pumpkin. Be sure to get the sides to have a finished look. Let dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process.
3 – With your IOD Moulds, add a little cornstarch to your brush and lightly add some into each mould section that you will use for your design. I am using the 3 tiny patterns for this project.
4 – With your IOD clay, grab a tiny section in your hands to make it malleable by rolling into a skinny hot dog shape. You will push the clay down to fit into your mould, using a fondant roller to help it get down in there. Tip* Remember to go one direction so you don’t accidentally pull out the cornstarch.
5 – The rim on the mould will give you a nice, crisp edge once you have added the clay inside your mould completely. Push and smooth out your mould with a flat edge, removing any excess to trim it so there are straight edges. Tip* Save your IOD clay in a little Ziploc, so it doesn’t dry out.
6 – Repeat as many times in order to have enough to completely cover your wooden pumpkin. I made 3 strips of the skinny moulds. Tip* Be sure to use your excess by reshaping into a skinny hot dog to make your moulds over and over again.
7 – With your dry pumpkin, play around with your moulds to decide where you want to add them. Make sure you love the way your pumpkin decor will turn out by eyeballing what you like best, keeping in mind your length so as to use your moulds to fit best.
8 – Using a flat edge, cut your moulds to rest on your pumpkin. Trim to perfect, so the excess is not hanging off the sides of the pumpkin.
9 – The stem of the wooden pumpkin is a bit boring. So to beef it up a bit, grab a little bit of clay to create a bulkier stem to place on top of your wooden pumpkin. Form it with your hands and clay tools.
10 – Use Titebond to adhere your clay moulds to your wooden pumpkin. With your finger, spread glue so it is completely covering the back of your clay. A little goes a long way. Have fun with your designs as you add to your pumpkin.
11 – With your clay tools, be sure to remove all excess in case you missed any before.
12 – With a little bit of water on your finger, lightly smooth the edges of your clay. This will make your clay appear as if it was there all along, not added later on.
13 – With your Waverly Moss paint, cover your pumpkin again. Do not be too heavy-handed with your paintbrush as you paint so as not to ruin your design in your mould. Tip* You can make your pumpkin with any color you want. You decide what is best with your home decor. This would also be a great fall gift, so keep that in mind too.
14 – Use a heat gun to dry a bit.
15 – With Glorious Gold paint and a paintbrush, accent your pumpkin by lightly brushing over the details of the mould. Don’t forget to add some to the edges of your pumpkin.
16 – With the completed pumpkin, hot glue your pumpkin, adding an adequate amount to your wooden panel. Let dry and set.
17 – Grab some of your textured ribbon to create a tiny bow. Cut off about 5-6 inches, pinch in the center and tie jute/twine around the center. Trim edges of ribbon if needed. Keep it simple. Tip* I am not a bow maker, so just do your best!
18 – Hot glue in place on the stem of the pumpkin.
19 – To make a little ledge so your textured pumpkin decor will stand up, grab a Jenga block or small slab of scrap wood to hot glue on the back. Play with placement and hold in place once you decide to glue. Hot glue is your friend to ensure it stands up for a long time.
And there! So easy, so pretty and this pumpkin decor makes the perfect addition to your home this fall.
Be sure to pin this pumpkin decor idea so you can find it later!