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Scroll Saw or Jig Saw Project - Wooden Pumpkin Decoration

With a bit of leftover wood and some paint, this wooden pumpkin can be made within an afternoon to decorate any shelf or window sill in your home.

Wooden Pumpkin Decoration





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For this project you will need:

- wood 18 mm thick for the pumpkin
- wood 10 mm thick for the stand
- acrylic paint in the following colors: orange, forest green, red, brown and white
- flat paint brushes
- stiff round paint brushes for the dry brushing
- scroll saw or jig saw
- 1 wooden screw 35 mm long
- wood glue
- pattern
- pencil

Craft Pattern:

Wooden Pumpkin Template

Pumpkin Pattern

Pumpkin Template 100

Pumpkin Template - this template is another alternative that you can use for this project.


1. Print out the pumpkin pattern to fit your paper and transfer the markings on to the wood and saw out.
2. Cut a base slightly wider than the width of the pumpkin.
3. Paint the pumpkin orange and the stem and stand green and let dry.
5. Drybrush shading and highlights on all of the pieces. For the pumpkin the colors of red, brown and forest green were used. For the stand, white paint was used for the drybrushed areas.
6. Drill the holes in the base of the pumpkin and through the stand.
7. Screw the pumpkin to the stand.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

Drybrushing Tutorial

How to Dry Brush Wood

Scrollsaw Tutorial

How to Saw Wood Out Using a Scroll Saw




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