This is an easy and affordable way to make wooden pumpkins. All you need is a wooden box from Dollar Tree and a few more supplies and you will have a simple but cute home decor for the fall.
Dollar Tree Wood Pumpkin Craft
Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Nothing screams cute fall decor like an adorable pumpkin. You can make these dollar tree wood pumpkin crafts your own with your choice of fall fabrics, scrapbook paper, or even fancy fall napkins. This is sure to be a one-of-a-kind piece.
You will love this DIY budget friendly home decor craft because it is so easy and fun to do. You can make these with your friends at a girl’s craft night or with your children to help get them into the excitement of fall.
I am so glad you are here and I can’t wait to see how cute your wooden pumpkins turn out. Be sure to show me on Facebook. Let’s get crafting!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR TREE WOOD PUMPKIN:
- Wooden Box – Dollar Tree
- Fall Fabric – Etsy – Riley Blake Designs
- Fall scrapbook paper or fall fancy napkin (Another option)
- Black marker
- Fabric scissors
- Mod Podge
- Chip or foam brushes
- Sanding block – Microgrip Detail Sander
- Black/Brown ink pad
- Wooden Tree Trunk or wine cork
- Hot glue
- Fall ribbons
- Pop Pom Ribbon – Nashville Wraps
- Puppy Pads
1 – Grab your wooden craft box from Dollar Tree.
2 – Lay your fall fabric out flat, backside up. Place your box on the fabric, tracing 5 boxes with a black marker. Each section is about 3×3 if you need to measure it perfectly.
3 – With your good fabric scissors, cut along the lines, giving you 5 box sections of fabric.
4 – Shake up your Mod Podge so it is even and consistent. Paint it directly on your wooden box applying a thin coat all over. Tip* Look at your box to find glares, to help to see any spots you might have missed. Fill in those spots!
5 – Once your box is covered, dry your wooden box covered in Mod Podge with a heat gun. We want no glares on your box now.
6 – Grab a section of fabric and place it directly on one side of your wooden box. With your warm iron, reactivate the Mod Podge with the heat so it adheres to it. Tip* This will remove the ripples in your fabric.
7 – With your sanding block, rub-down the edges removing excess sections and possible black markers showing through. Don’t stress if you rub off too much!
8 – Repeat these steps all around the flat surfaces and edges of your wooden box.
9 – If you have stragglers of string, use a lint rolling brush to remove those with ease.
10 – Grab your black or brown ink pad, and rub along the edges to help cover any mistakes and distress it a bit.
11 – Mod Podge one more time over your entire wooden box.
12 – Once completely covered, let dry. Use a heat gun to speed up the process. Set aside.
13 – Grab some of your wooden tree trunk pieces or a wine cork to add as a pumpkin stem. Hot glue directly to your wooden box.
14 – With your raffia, work it into a bundle that will be easy to tie on to your pumpkin stem. It will need to be a long section. Tip* Be patient when working with the rafia. We know it is a love-hate relationship.
15 – Holding your rafia with both hands and make your loop ahead of time, and then place over your pumpkin stem, pulling tighter slowly. Once on securely to the stem, tie a double knot. Keep as much length of rafia as you like.
16 – Hot glue your rafia in place so it stays. Clean up your workspace.
17 – Grab your fall ribbons and cut out about 6” sections. Lay them out in a crisscross pattern. Don’t forget to add some pom pom ribbon a little bit of raffia to tie your look all together.
18 – Tie your ribbons together with some jute and trim the ribbons to the size you like.
19 – Add to your pumpkin stem over your rafia loops with some hot glue. Add another wooden tree trunk if your bow hides it!
20 – Make it your own and just have fun with it. Tip* You can use both sections of the wooden box, just place the open spot towards the back so it is not seen when decorating.
Don’t forget to pin this Dollar Tree Wood Pumpkin craft so you can find it to make later!