Hexagon DIY Wood Pumpkins

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A few weeks ago I revealed our front porch looking all jazzed up for fall time. And I’ve already shared how you can style your own front porch, an easy DIY Wood sign is coming later this week (it’s here!), and this post (whew!) is the super easy scrap DIY wood pumpkins!

And guys….. this was not my idea I’m going to throw that out right now. Jordan surprised these for me. Well, he surprised me with one medium sized pumpkin and then I followed it up with, “You know we should decorate in threes, right?”

Sorry, babe! 😉Use leftover lumber for these cute (and easy) pumpkins!

These were built with scrap 1″ x 4″ and 2″ x 4″ lumber that Jordan had lying around. Even if you have to run to the store, you should be able to make these for less than a few dollars apiece. Score!

I also love that you can choose the color dependent on your personal style. Dark stain and cream for farmhouse lovers, skip the stain and go dark orange for the pumpkin purists! I know I could love these styled several different ways.

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Supplies Needed for a Hexagon DIY Wood Pumpkins

Cutting Your Pieces

Choosing a 1″ x 4″ piece of lumber would work well for small pumpkins, indoor pumpkins, or an area that doesn’t have a lot of depth. Making the larger ones out of 2″ x 4″ lumber made them very heavy. Choose your base on the size of the pumpkin you’d like.

Four of your sides will be the same length. The top & bottom are their own length. This is where you could choose to have short and wide pumpkins, or tall and lean pumpkins. It’s really dependent on the space you have available. Cut 6 pieces of lumber. Then, you will make 12 angled cuts (1 on each end). Each cut is approximately 30 degrees.

For us we have three sizes:

Small Pumpkin: 5.25″ for all the pieces

Medium Pumpkin: 8″ cuts for 4 pieces, the top & bottom are 9.5″

Large Pumpkin: 11″ cuts for 4 pieces, the top & bottom are 10″

Lastly, cut a base piece for attaching your pumpkin.

Assembling your Pumpkin

Assemble the pieces of wood in a hexagon shape

Using your KregJig, screw together the board using the picture above as a guide. Sand down the edges to soften the look of your pumpkin. In the photo below you can see how we tried to distress the sides of the pumpkin.

Once you have the pumpkin assembled, attach the pumpkin to your base board. To attach, you will use the two holes that are facing straight down in the picture above.

Attach the hexagon wooden pumpkins to the wooden base

 

Creating the Stem

Cut the stem for the wooden pumpkin from a piece of copper wire

Drill a 3/8″ hole (or your copper diameter) into the top of the pumpkin. Place copper into the hole and bend into desired shape. Cut the copper at desired length. Remove and set aside for later.

Finishing the Pumpkin

stain the hexagon wooden pumpkins with a stain color of your choice. We went with dark chestnut brown

Now the fun part! I wanted to match these pumpkins to my Harvest Sign, so I followed the same colors as the sign. In doing this, I coated the entire piece with stain.

Coat the stained wooden pumpkins with orange paint using a rag for a worn, distressed look

Then, I used a white cloth and applied the orange paint. Using another white cloth, I quickly wiped the paint off to give it a distressed appearance. I ended up giving the pumpkins a second coat of paint to make the orange stand out a little more.

Here you could do any of the color ideas that I mentioned above or even take out your sander and really distress it. Have I mentioned how much I love the versatility of these little guys?

Patina the Copper

Use a mixture of vinegar and ammonium to patenia the copper stem pieces

Well…. we are not chemists, so go with us on this part. In a red Solo cup (seriously), I mixed equal parts ammonia and vinegar. Then I dropped the 3 copper stems and caps. After a few seconds I removed them and set them on a paper towel to dry. As soon as they were exposed to oxygen, they turned a cool patina! I love them (and shout out to Jordan for thinking of this detail)!

Finally, hot glue your stems into your pumpkins and glue on the caps.

these hexagon wooden pumpkins are perfect front porch decor for Fall

 

Use leftover lumber for these cute (and easy) pumpkins! Perfect for farmhouse decor or add some paint for extra color! Click to see how to make them!

DIY Hexagon Wood Pumpkins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: easy

These easy hexagon wooden pumpkins are super cute and modern-style Fall decor that will look perfect on your Fall themed front porch.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Choosing a 1″ x 4″ piece of lumber would work well for small pumpkins, indoor pumpkins, or an area that doesn’t have a lot of depth. Making the larger ones out of 2″ x 4″ lumber made them very heavy. Choose your base on the size of the pumpkin you’d like.
  2. Cut 6 pieces of lumber. Then, you will make 12 angled cuts (1 on each end). Each cut is approximately 30 degrees.
  3. Lastly, cut a base piece for attaching your pumpkin.
  4. Using your KregJig, screw together the board using the picture above as a guide. Sand down the edges to soften the look of your pumpkin.
  5. Once you have the pumpkin assembled, attach the pumpkin to your base board.
  6. Drill a 3/8″ hole (or your copper diameter) into the top of the pumpkin. Place copper into the hole and bend into desired shape. Cut the copper at desired length. Remove and set aside for later.
  7. Coat the entire pumpkin with stain.
  8. Then, I used a white cloth and applied the orange paint. Using another white cloth, I quickly wiped the paint off to give it a distressed appearance.
  9. In a red Solo cup (seriously), I mixed equal parts ammonia and vinegar. Then I dropped the 3 copper stems and caps. After a few seconds I removed them and set them on a paper towel to dry. As soon as they were exposed to oxygen, they turned a cool patina!
  10. Finally, hot glue your stems into your pumpkins and glue on the caps.

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