DIY CRAFT KIT how to paint your standing wood pumpkin cutouts

DIY CRAFT KIT how to paint your standing wood pumpkin cut outs. This craft is perfect for you to DIY for your rustic fall decor.

DIY how to paint your free standing wood pumpkin cut outs

I’m LOVING these little wood pumpkin cutouts! Seriously, what’s not to love?! The polk-a-dots? The stripes? The raffia? Yup! I love everything about these handmade pumpkins. And I know yours will turn out just as adorable as these guys.

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BASIC KIT:
3 wood cutouts

PREMIUM KIT:
3 wood cutouts
2 oz orange acrylic paint
2 oz white acrylic paint
2 foam brushes
1 round foam brush
raffia
sandpaper

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If you want to skip the written tutorial and get right to the video tutorial shoot to the bottom of this page and you’ll find my youtube thumbnail for the DIY wood pumpkin cutout craft tutorial.

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor.

First you want to paint your wood pumpkin bases. I chose to paint the tallest and shortest pumpkins orange and the medium sized pumpkin white. Paint a THIN layer on all sides of each pumpkin. Once the fronts are dry you can paint a second THIN layer to get more coverage.

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor.

Next, after your base coat is completely dry, using your round sponge brush make polk a dots on your pumpkins. If using the same round brush to make the different colored dots do NOT rinse. You don’t want all that water in your foam round brush. Just dab it off onto a paper towel until all the paint is gone then you can use it in the second color.

TIP: to avoid a messy blog don’t push your round brush all the way down onto your wood pumpkin. Instead, lightly dab, even using a slight twisting motion works MUCH better to achieve a non-blobby polk a dot ;)!

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor. How to paint polk a dots on pumpkins

Now for the striped pumpkin. I used wide painter’s tape to achieve this look. Tape off the bottom, lining it up with the bottom of the pumpkin { you can get out a ruler if you want this to be exact but honestly just eye balling it works great too}. Then I placed a piece close to the top, but not all the way at the top. I wanted a little of the stem to be white. Then I place another piece in between those two pieces.

Paint the areas that are not taped off. Paint two THIN layers, allowing them to dry in between coats.

TIP: to avoid paint bleed brush with the tape not into the tape.

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor.
How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor. How to paint stripes on pumpkins.

Let all three pumpkins dry. Now’s a perfect time for a glass of wine!

After they are dry you can start distressing them. A good rule to remember when distressing is that you want to distress where things would naturally be worn. Around edges, corners, and lightly on the fronts. Use your sand paper and distress along the edges and lightly pass it along the front {I also lightly distress the back to keep the look cohesive}. Wipe the sawdust off with a lint free cloth.

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor. How to distress wood pumpkins.

Applying the antiquing wax really gives these little guys life! Take your chip brush and lightly dip just the tip of it into the wax, then brush off most of it onto a paper towel. You do this so you do not end up with way too much wax on your project. It is far easier to apply more than it is to remove it from your project. You want to apply the wax the same way you sanded your pumpkins. Focus on the edges and lightly brush on the front/back.

TIP: trimming down your chip brush will give you better control over the bristles and will prevent them from making your wax so wispy when you apply it to your pumpkins.

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor. How to apply antiquing wax to wood pumpkins.

Tie a couple stands of raffia around the stems and you’re done! Trim the ends if needed. Since raffia tends to come in long strands you’ll want to cut the strands in half, and even in thirds in some cases. Then tie in a bow around the wood stem.

How to paint wood pumpkin cutouts. This easy DIY kit has everything you need to DIY this sweet and simple rustic  fall decor. How to add raffia to your wood pumpkins.

And you’re done! If you loved this tutorial please let me know in the comments. If you’re on social media don’t forget to follow me there FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, YOUTUBE

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How to paint wood pumpkins for your rustic decor. Distressing and applying wax to make them even more adorable. Add some stripes and polk-a-dots too to give them a modern twist.

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