Learn how to make a Cricut Wood Pumpkin craft step-by-step in this blog post.
Wooden pumpkins make really cute decor for your home during the Fall. You can put them in small spaces that are hard to decorate, or you can layer them with other decor items.
How do you make a pumpkin out of wood?
You might be wondering, how do you cut a pumpkin out of wood? Unless you have the tools you need to make the actual wooden pumpkin needed for this project, I would recommend buying a block of wood that is already cut in the shape of a pumpkin, like this one, instead of making one yourself.
This will be much easier than learning how to cut out an actual pumpkin shape from wood.
It will also be much safer since using woodworking tools that you aren’t familiar with may result in injury. However, if you really want to learn how to cut a pumpkin out of wood, go here.
Can you use decorative pumpkins?
Pumpkins are one of the best types of fall decor for your home with because they really symbolize fall. Pumpkins get harvested during the fall which is why they are so popular.
The color of the pumpkins also matches the color of the changing leaves outside.
Depending on the size of the wood pumpkin craft that you make, you can use these to decorate the small spaces in your home, shelves, a mantle, etc.
Use your wooden pumpkin craft with garland, pinecones, and other fall decorative items too.
What supplies do I need to make this wood pumpkin craft?
To make your Cricut wood pumpkin craft, you will need:
- Stencil Vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Weeding tool
- Cricut mat – green or blue •Iron/heat source
- Wood pumpkin
- Butcher paper
- Mod podge
- Faux Leather sheet
- Foam brush
- Antique nails
You will also need a couple of tools including your Cricut machine and some scissors.
Top Tips For Making This Wood Pumpkin Craft
Because you will be using supplies like mod podge and brown paint, there are a couple of things you want to keep in mind when you are making your Cricut wood pumpkin craft.
First, you should follow this tutorial while in your craft room or working at the kitchen table. This is so that you can keep any mess on a surface that is easy to clean.
This DIY project also requires drying time, so make sure your craft is in a safe place for your kids.
Lastly, make sure you paint the sides and top of the pumpkin as well. Especially if people will be able to see your craft from different angles.
Tips When Painting Your Stencil
Ideally, you want to have a distressed look with your finished pumpkin, so you won’t be painting like normal. Instead, use your foam brush to stipple your paint.
This means dabbing the brush instead of moving it back and forth like you would if you were painting a wall.
Other Fall Crafts You Might Enjoy
As you are decorating your home for fall, you might enjoy these other fall Cricut crafts too!
- Fun and Easy Paper Turkey Craft
- Easy Fall Doormat with Free SVG
- Easy Cricut Infusible Ink Fall Pillow Cover + Free SVG
- Paper Pumpkin Craft
- How To Make An Easy Pumpkin Wreath