Crafts for Fall: DIY Pumpkin Decor
"Crafts for Fall: DIY Pumpkin Decor" was written by a paid contributor. All photos taken by The Crafty Lumberjacks.
Fall is here, making it the perfect time to decorate your home with this DIY Stacked Pumpkin craft! This farmhouse-inspired faux pumpkin stack makes a lovely centerpiece or a front door accent. This DIY pumpkin craft is so easy-to-do you’ll fall in love with it instantly. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own using Flex Seal products.
● 1 Flex Seal spray can, almond
● 1 Flex Glue 4oz tube, clear
● 1 Large wide faux pumpkin (bottom)
● 1 small Faux Pumpkin (top)
● Wooden dowel
● Faux eucalyptus
● Faux leaves
● Wire cutters
● Floral foam disc
Note: Before using Flex Seal products, read all directions and take proper safety precautions, such as being in a well-ventilated area and wearing protective gear while applying.
Carefully remove the stems of each faux pumpkin and set them to the side. Take special care cutting the top pumpkins stem off.
Place a wooden dowel through the top of each of the pumpkin where the stem was removed. Make sure the dowel is placed snuggly and deeply enough, without going through the other side, like a lollipop.
In a well-ventilated area, lay down a tarp to protect the area you’re working on. Take your can of Flex Seal almond, and holding the pumpkin by its dowel, begin to spray the pumpkin using even sweeping motions.
Be sure to hold the Flex Seal 8-12 inches away while rotating the pumpkin so you get a nice even coat. Once completely covered, set to dry. Allow 24-48 hours for Flex Seal to fully cure. Once dry, feel free to add an additional coat if needed.
Place the foam round through the dowel and then apply a generous amount of Flex Glue to the top of the foam. Slide the small pumpkin on to the dowel carefully and be sure to apply firm pressure for about 30 seconds for Flex Glue's instant grab to take hold.
Cut the faux eucalyptus and leaves down to size, leaving about a 2’’ stem. Apply Flex Glue Clear to the bottom of the stems, by dipping the stems into the opening of the tube. Then stick the stem into the floral foam. Place the eucalyptus first, covering the whole disc. Once you have the eucalyptus base, add the fall leaves for a flextastic pop of color.
Apply Flex Glue to the pumpkin to adhere the stem back on. Make sure the area is clean and free of debris before gluing. Using the remaining leaves and eucalyptus, create a small bouquet and glue it next to the stem. Make sure to apply firm pressure for at least 30 seconds when gluing the bouquet into place.
And there you have it. This sleek decorative DIY pumpkin stack is ready for all your fall-festivities!
By Dennis Setteducati and Andrew Boza
HGTV Handmade‘s Crafty Lumberjacks (aka Dennis Setteducati and Andrew Boza) are flannel-loving bloggers and experts in all-things DIY—including holiday decor! They’ve appeared on GMA, LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, The Chew and The Rachael Ray Show and can been seen regularly on the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel getting crafty with their cat.