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Wood Siding Pumpkin Wall Hanger-Tutorial

September 12, 2014

Make a pumpkin wall hanger using old wood siding or similar scrap wood from your wood pile. My fall decor has been created from a variety of old and recycled materials. I like the fact that I am keeping something out of the landfill and giving something old a new purpose. Besides, I think natural or rustic elements pull the harvest season together. This project is pretty much a freebie. You probably have most of the materials and supplies needed, but if you do need to buy something it will most likely only cost you pennies.

Things You Will Need:

Old wood siding
Measuring tape
Jig saw or miter saw
Drill and 1/16-inch drill bit
Orange acrylic paint
Green acrylic paint
1 1/2-inch wooden star
Brown acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Paper plate
Old toothbrush
Rusty baling wire
Wire cutters
Needle nose pliers

Prepare the Wood Pieces

Cut an 8-inch length from old, weathered, wood siding using a jig saw or miter saw. My siding was 5 1/4-inches wide, but siding with broken edges can also be used. If siding is not available, thin paneling or old fence boards can be substituted. This will be your pumpkin’s body. From the same type of wood or paneling, cut a 2-inch wide by 3-inch long rectangle using a jig saw. This will be your pumpkin’s stem.

Drill the Hanger Holes

Lay the pumpkin body on your work surface. Rotate the pumpkin so that the short ends are at the top and bottom.

Measure down a 1/2 inch from the top edge and in from the left 1 inch. Mark this measurement with a pencil.

Measure down a 1/2 inch from the top and in from the right 1 inch. Mark the measurement. Drill through the marks using a 1/16-inch drill bit.

Paint the Pumpkin

Paint both sides of the pumpkin body using orange acrylic paint. I like to paint the back of items that may be hung on a fence, peg, chair or some other perch where the back may be visible. Paint both sides of the stem using green acrylic paint. Paint additional coats for complete coverage. Allow the paint to dry. Sand the pieces to distress.

Assemble the Pumpkin

Lay the stem on your work surface with the back side facing up. Rotate the stem so that the short edges are at the top and bottom. Apply craft glue to the bottom 1 1/2 inches of the stem. Center the stem at the top center of the pumpkin, overlapping the end with the glue on the pumpkin’s front. Allow the remaining portion of the stem to extend above the pumpkin.

Paint a 1 1/2-inch wooden star using brown acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry. Sand the star to distress. Apply craft glue to the back of the star. Place it on the front of the pumpkin, a couple inches above the bottom and off center.

Pour a small amount of black acrylic paint on a paper plate. Dip an old toothbrush in the paint. With the paint brush facing down, hold it over your pumpkin. Run your thumbnail over the bristles to splatter the paint onto the pumpkin’s surface. Repeat until the desired amount of splatter is reached. Allow the paint and glue to dry.

Add a Hanger

Cut a 15-inch length of rusty baling wire using wire cutters. Insert the ends of the wire through the drilled holes from the front of the pumpkin to the back. Pull the ends through approximately 2 inches. Bend the wire ends up and squeeze to secure using needle nose pliers. This is your hanger.

Finishing Touches

Add fall leaves and raffia tied around the stem for embellishments.


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  1. So simple, so durned perfect. Another star for artist. Do you sleep or dream up projects? Been cranking out the cuties all week. Love this also. I’ll be out digging thru wood scraps tomorrow. Now do I have some orange paint, hmmmm, hope so.
    Thanks for great idea.

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