Home décor is always more fun when it is found in the most unexpected places. Taking an ordinary object and turning it into something extraordinary is not as hard as you may think, and not nearly as expensive as you might imagine. For example, take a peek at the rustic and original DIY project below. This tree stump pumpkin is the perfect example of a pumpkin popping up in one of the most unexpected places! You can make your own tree stump pumpkin with minimal supplies and in just a short amount of time. Take a peek!
Tree Stump Pumpkin:
Orange and black paint
Mid grade sandpaper
Where do you find a tree stump exactly? You would be surprised how many family and friends may have a stump in their yard you can cut from. Or, visit a local gardening center that sells trees and see if they have any you can cut from. Once you have found a small stump, trim a 2 inch thick piece from across the trunk. Oh, and because this DIY requires some cutting with a saw, you of course want to complete some parts of this project before turning the reigns over to children.
1. With warm water and dish soap, clean the piece of cut stump well. Once dry, sand it lightly until the inside face of the piece is smooth.
2. Next, apply orange paint to the entire piece of wood using your paintbrush. You may wish to allow some drying time and add a second coat for best coverage and color.
3. Once your orange paint is dry, you can now begin to put the face on your pumpkin. You can do this a number of ways. You can freehand it of course, using black paint and your brush. Or, using cardboard and scissors, you can cut shapes into the cardboard. Then, place the cardboard on the flat surface of the wood. Using your paintbrush, start applying paint to the inside of your shape so the cardboard acts as a stencil guiding you along.
Once finished, you can apply an optional coat of clear sealant to protect the piece and make it last for years to come. Give this tree stump pumpkin a try and enjoy a fresh spin on pumpkin décor!