diy pallet pumpkin | 9.24.15
Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you what my lovely spouse and I worked on after work today. A DIY pallet pumpkin, if you didn't get that from this blog title! I wish I could say this was my original idea, but I have Pinterest to thanks for it! I was dying last year to make this and just never found the time with us just buying our home a few months prior. So here it is! I've finally found time! I started with just any old pallet. Some pallets are pretty thick, which I think would be more difficult to work with. All the wood used came from the pallet.
What you'll need:
Wood screws the appropriate length for ur pallet width
Drill and drill bits
First, Brent tore apart the pallet for me using a hammer.
Next, I laid out the pallets, good side facing down. I laid out as many wide as I wanted my pumpkin to be. I then laid a piece of the pallet horizontal across the other pallets and secured them to this board with wood screws.
Next, I drew the shape of the pumpkin and cut it out using a jig saw. It's helpful to have two people do this task, one sawing, one holding the pallets still. Once your shape is cut out, attach a small wood piece to the back with screws for a pumpkin stem.
Next, I drilled pilot holes in a piece of wood I cut down for the base. I did this so the screws would be flush with the wood once it stood upright. I then screwed the base to the pumpkin slats.
TA DA! There you have a pallet pumpkin!
Estimated time it took to complete: 30 minutes once pallet was tore apart
Happy first week of fall!
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