How to make a rustic pumpkin Stand #DIHWorkshop
Get the instructions to build a rustic fall pumpkin stand for your porch – perfect for holding Halloween sweets, plants, or anything else you like!
I Can tell you how excited I am for fall? The cool weather is not fast enough for me! I’m in the Norwegian heritage . . . and I think you fellow Scandahoovians will know what they are talking about, I’m in.
My point is that as craftsmen, we get to start the seasonal crafting early (we need to make time!), so I’m already well into my autumn projects. The youngest is a rustic pumpkin stand and holder for the front, covered terrace (or porch, in my case!).
this to use in a planter, a candy-holder, etc. I’m you, as it shows could be for Halloween. And where we have this idea? The Self workshops at The Home Depot.
The Home Depot workshops actually host these types of classes monthly, with the title “Do it Yourself -.” they are ideal for anyone who wants the skills and self-confidence, a do-it-yourselfers. Each class offers step-by-step to-do instructions and hands-on experience to learn, easy improvements.set up and easy to home br>These Do-It-Yourself Workshops on a monthly basis in all The Home Depot Stores and women with the skills and knowledge to your home improvement project plans from dreams.
I was able to get the instructions, early, excited this pumpkin stand and holder, and I’m in order to show how they do it today! Let me show you how I did it.
rustic pumpkin for the fall
Collect These Supplies
2 – 72" x 5-1/2" fence pickets, square-edged, preferred
1 – 1×2 x 4 meters long (cut one 8-foot long 1×2 in the middle for use on two projects)
exterior wood glue
circular saw or compound miter saw
- Solid work surface
Spray paint in two colors – orange and brown (outdoor preferred)
Clear chalkboard spray paint
Golden acrylic paint and stencil brush (optional)
Now, here are the lists of their " cut.
4 – fence pickets cut into 18" long pieces (the length can be flexible)for all four cuts on a single fence, fence picket)
2 – 1×2 @ 20″ long
1 – 1×2 @ 8″ long (length can be flexible up scrap wood
1 – fence pickets @17″ long
2 fence pickets @ 5-1/2″ long
1 – fence picket @ 16″ long
you Use your circular saw, all the cuts list in the section. For the pieces on the pumpkin, there is flexibility to cut them a little shorter to make room for all the pieces according to specific materials list. To cut for the field-pieces which you need, is very direct and precise.
then lay the four fence pickets, on the work surface – the overall width is about 23″ should;. You put the 20″ long 1x2s on the top with a 1-1/2″, the gap at both ends. Using wood glue and staple gun to secure the 1x2s to post on the fence strike. Maybe we're crazy, there's a little food :0
Flip the project to drag on and you are using the carpenter’s pencil pumpkin shape on the front of the boards. You want to use, to the majority of you support the space so that aren’t-junction of the 1×2, (you don’t want to cut them).br>Remember that pumpkins are usually larger at the bottom than at the top – you can also be creative with your Form!
you are free to Arrange your project so that it overhangs the work surface and the saw blade for cutting. You save the project on the work surface with two clamps. Cut out your shape with the jigsaw.
you’t be able to cut the entire pumpkin in a prank – you’re going to remove the brackets, re-situate your pumpkin, re-clamp and cut again.
search for, Now we have our pumpkin-stem cells “organic” just like our pumpkin. So we have a small piece of wood clamped down and turned them into stem cells. Place the stem in the middle of the pumpkin, and attach it with glue and 2″ staples,.
In this time, we have to glue and 1″ staples, which was shown to assemble the box, as above.
It was at this point that we will be of course varies a little from the instructions of the Home Depot . . . but the Do-it-Yourself Workshops encourage you to add your own personal touch!
We used spray primer, color of our box, our master and our pumpkin and get it ready for painting.
We sprayed the trunk and the box is brown . . .
, And the pumpkin orange. You don’t want to the color of the back of the pumpkin if you don’t – it really depends on if it’s, against a wall/the side of your house. If it’s is visible, I recommend painting.
On the pumpkin, we still have a couple of funny little rustic accents with Golden acrylic paint and a stencil brush.
THEN we have a really fun touch to the front of the box. This I had paint left over from another project – CLEAR panel! Follow the instructions on the tin – add box a plurality of layers on the front side of the brown. Let all your paint dry. , you’ll assemble everything with glue and staple gun. Attach the box with craft glue on the front – but then you add the brackets on the back (you come through, the mounting of the box on the front is more stable than with glue alone). You leave it all for 24 hours.
Add a fun message on the front of the pumpkin with chalk! We don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters, since I live in a condo, but I’m going to fill it with sweets for the Christmas celebrations . . . or if I know neighbors are coming over. You can grab a piece (or 10!) to go than you in the door! When the holiday is over . . I’ll turn it into a seasonal planter.
I Can tell you how much I love my pumpkin? I can wait’t to DIY something else! Now grab a friend (or two or more) and head of The Home Depot on the third Thursday of each month for The Home Depot DIH workshop.
What are you excited most to build for the fall?
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