DIY WOODEN PUMPKIN
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Gather old 1" x 2" scraps of wood. I used wood that was stained from dirt & water in the garden.
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Lay down wood strips for the approximate size of your pumpkin.
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For support boards, cut two 1-1/2" x 3/4" strips of wood to just past the width of the pumpkin.
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Glue the support boards to the back of the wood pumpkin strips.
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Nail the support boards to the pumpkin strips to keep boards in place while the glue dries.
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Here's a view of the support boards in place.
Draw the shape of your pumpkin on the front side of the strips.
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Using a hand-held jigsaw, cut out the pumpkin pattern you traced.
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You can leave the sides rough and rustic, or sand the edges lightly to remove any burrs.
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Make a stand by cutting the end of a 2" x 4" board at 45° angle, approximately 1-3/4" from the end.
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Apply wood glue on the stand and attach to the back of the pumpkin.
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Using a nail gun, nail the stand to the pumpkin in order to hold until the glue is dry.
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The stand is attached.
Find a tree branch from your yard to use as a stem for the top of the pumpkin. Cut to any size.
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Drill a 1/8" hole into the center of the stem.
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Insert a wood screw into the stem without cracking it
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Cut off the head of the screw with either a hack saw or wire cutters.
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Drill a hole into the top of the pumpkin at the angle you want the stem to sit.
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Put a little wood glue on the screw going into the pumpkin and insert into the drilled hole.
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And that's a wrap!
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