Painted Wood Pumpkins for Fall

I have been busy traveling and trying to keep up with my kids busy schedules, but the other day I had to pop in Target to pick up a prescription for my son.  Like most of my trips to Target, I decided to swing by the Dollar Spot for a quick peek at the new stuff. I quickly spotted all of the gorgeous fall decor and inspiration hit immediately.  With the help of my brand partner DecoArt, I created these pretty painted wood pumpkins for fall.

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Fall Mantel_Giggles Galore

This month DecoArt teamed up with Walnut Hollow and challenged me to create something using Americana Decor® outdoor living paint and the pallet pumpkins from Walnut Hollow.  I had been trying to decide what I would do with them for a while, but my trip to Target inspired me and I love how my pallet pumpkins turned out.  I love the rich colors, the texture of the plaid and the fun way to display my favorite fall family photos.

Fall Mantel Painted Wood Pallet Pumpkins

Here is what you will need to make your own painted wood pumpkins for fall:

  • Pallet Pumpkins
    • I used the small tall and large short pumpkins
  • Americana Decor® Paint
    • I used Outdoor Living Sunset, Chalky Finish Keepsake, Chalky Finish Honor and Vintage Brass Metallics
  • Paint Brushes
  • Sandpaper
  • Washi Tape
  • Twine
  • Clothes Pins

DecoArt Pallet Pumpkin Supplies

I used a piece of scrapbook paper I found in the fall collection at the Target Dollar spot as my inspiration for this plaid design. Start by creating the base of your plaid pattern with the washi tape on the pallet pumpkin.

Pallet Pumpkin with Washi Tape

Paint the big stripes with the Outdoor Living Sunset paint.

Pallet Pumpkin Plaid Stripe Orange

Once that layer of paint dries tape off additional plaid stripes with the washi tape and paint it with another color. Continue to repeat the first two steps until you have created your plaid design.

Plaid Painted Wood Pumpkin

While the paint is drying on the plaid pumpkin, paint the other pallet pumpkin a solid coordinating color.  I painted mine with the Keepsake paint because it is my absolute favorite color! I sanded the pumpkin once the paint was dry to give it a more rustic look and feel.

Teal Painted Pallet Pumpkin

Once the paint was dry I drilled holes in the side to create my memo board. Next, thread the twine through the top hole and tie a knot to secure it.

Tie Twine in Painted Pallet Pumpkin

Crisscross the twine and thread it through each of the holes to create the memo board.

Teal Painted Pumpkin Memo Board

Attach photos or simple fall quotes for an extra special fall display.

Teal Painted Wooden Pumpkin Memo Board

I made a banner using the inspiration scrapbook paper from Target and hung it on my vintage window.  I placed the painted wood pumpkins in front of it for the perfect fall mantle decor.  I am in love with the blues, orange and gold color pallet for my fall mantle.  The colors are so rich and warm and have me dreaming of crisp fall mornings and snuggling in front of the fire place as the evening chill sets in.

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Fall Mantel

How would you decorate your wood pallet pumpkins?


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Where did you get your pallet pumpkins?? I would love to try to make some of these. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Check us out

  2. These DIY projects are awesome! Especially because they don’t seem to take up a lot of space. Stopping by from Party Time.

  3. Hello gorgeous! I’m just stopping by to let you know that we will be featuring you tonight at our linky party! Pinned and tweeted. I can’t wait to start partying with you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Love your fall decor. 🙂

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