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Oh how I am loving these cool fall breezes! Today is going to be a fun day because I’m teaming up with Home Depot and my amazing host Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe for this month’s DIH Project, Seasonal Character Door Hangers. Have you signed up yet? It’s this Thursday and you won’t want to miss it! (Click Here for more info.) Today’s so exciting because I get to share my version of this adorable project! I wanted so bad to do something Christmas-y but I remained strong guys! Our side door needed some dressing up and it got a new Rustic Pumpkin Door Hanger!
I know, he’s just too cute right? I love him and all his shaggy hair. But really. Let’s talk about this door hanger! It’s a super quick project to make if you want to spruce up the outside of your home. I did it in one day! Let’s Do This!
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- (1) 1x6x8 tongue and groove board
- Scrap piece of 1×2
- (2) Paint Sticks
- Ryobi 18 Gauge Finish Nailer with 5/8″ nails
- Ryobi Jig Saw
- Wood Glue
- Wood Stain (I mixed Weathered Oak and Special Walnut)
- White Wax
- Lint Free Rags (for applying stain)
- Eye Screw (size depends on chosen rope)
- Rope or twine
How to Build a Rustic Pumpkin Door Hanger
Step 1. Cut your 1x6x8 tongue and groove board into (5) 18″ pieces and assemble them using wood glue on a flat surface. I also attached a scrap piece of 1×2 and nailed it into each board for a stronger construction, and to hold it tightly together while the glue dries.
Step 2. Once the glue has had some time to dry, trace out a pumpkin shape on the back of your board. I just free handed it for a more rustic, imperfect look.
Step 3. Using a Ryobi Jig Saw, cut out your pumpkin.
Step 4. For the stem I used two paint sticks. I cut off an amount that was proportionate to the size of my pumpkin. Next I attached one side to the front of the pumpkin with the nail gun. Then I attached a scrap piece of 1×2 as a spacer. (Nail through the paint stick into the scrap wood)
Step 5. Attach the other side of your stem using the nail gun.
Step 6. Stain your pumpkin. I used a mixture of Minwax’s Weathered Gray and Special Walnut, applied with a lint free rag.
Step 7. Apply a White Wax to seal the pumpkin. This gives it kind of a washed out look.
Step 8. Stain the stem. I did two coats of the same mixture I used on the pumpkin.
Step 9. Insert Eye Hooks into the top of the pumpkin. I just screwed them in using my hands. Plus this doubles as finger exercise… burn those calories!!
Step 10. Add your twine or rope to your Pumpkin Door Hanger and hang it on your door for all the world to see!
I added a few leaves from the ground and picked a succulent from the front landscaping to decorate the stem. Nothing fancy, just stuck them up there. I also used a piece of chalk to write on the pumpkin door hanger. I didn’t add any special chalkboard coatings either… it doesn’t work as well, but it gets the job done!
But really… can we talk about how cute Emmet is? He decided to give me a model pose and go for the profile shot! This is his good side after all! ; )
Oh and did I mention my dog talks?
He wants EVERYONE to sign up for the Seasonal Character DIH Workshop so all other pets can sit at their front doors and look as cute as he does! He’s kinda arrogant ; ) But I mean really.. when you’re that good lookin who can blame him?!
The DIH (Do-It-Herself) Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. I get so many women who email and comment every month saying how afraid they are to begin working with tools and wood. This is such a fantastic opportunity to dip your toes into the world of woodworking surrounded by your peers and professionals!
There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids. Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. There is something for everyone!
We Hope to see you there!!
Check out some of the other fabulous projects that teamed up with our amazing host, Kelly
And then here are all the other amazing participants!!
Rustic Pumpkin Door Hanger
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