Wood Burned Pumpkins

06 October
I've been putting out a few fall decorations here and there, nothing too over the top, just a few accents.

I made some cute wood burned pumpkins out of a couple of scraps of wood that I found in the garage.

Wood Burned Pumpkins

Wood Burned Pumpkins

I have had my wood burning tool for a long time but I'm not sure if I've ever used it!

I remembered that I had an alphabet set to go with it so I thought it would be cute to add a little quote to my pumpkins!

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Supplies Needed to Make Your Own

Your scraps of wood just need to be a size and shape that reminds you of a pumpkin! Sand the edges so there are no splinters.

wood scraps

Choose your quote and then lay out the letters so you know how many words you can get on each line. You can draw pencil lines across the wood to make sure that your words stay straight.

Lay out the letters

Put your letter into the wood burner and allow it to heat up. Be careful, it doesn't take long!

Wood burning tool

Once the wood burner is hot begin burning the letters of your chosen quote. This part will take about 15 to 30 seconds per letter depending on how hot the letter is. You can lift up the edge a little bit to see if it's dark enough.

Wood burning with alphabet tips

You will need to use a hot pad to change out the letters and one to lay the hot letters on! Trust me on this, these are H.O.T.!! A paper towel won't cut it, these made burn marks on my hot pad!

use a hot pad

wood burning alphabet tips

wood burning

Once you have the quote stamped into your wood piece you can paint it. I chose two different colors of orange, one pumpkin in each color!

orange paint

Just paint right over the wood burning.


Be ready with a damp paper towel to blot the paint back off to show the letters.

blot with a damp paper towel

If you have never used a wood burning tool before and you want to burn some little vines like I did I would suggest practicing on a scrap (I practiced on the back of one of my pumpkins).

painted wood burned wood block

Drill a hole in the top of each pumpkin and add the stems and a few silk leaves.

add stems

Glue the two pumpkins together and you have a cute little pumpkin set!

pumpkin decor

Wood Burned Pumpkin quote

DIY pumpkin decor

Fall decor

These are now part of a cute vignette sitting on my kitchen counter!

Fall crafts

Wood Burned Pumpkins
Have you decorated for fall?

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