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J. Pickens has a creative new way to create pumpkins out of crates.
DIY Pumpkin Crates
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall, Halloween

DIY PUMPKIN CRATE MATERIALS:

  • Apple crates
  • Paint in brown and orange
  • Paintbrushes
  • Birchwood piece
  • Faux leaf vines
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Sandpaper

OPTIONAL:

  • Pumpkins

DIY PUMPKIN CRATE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Sand any rough edges, spots or corners on the crates down with some sandpaper.
  2. Paint the crates orange. Allow to dry.
  3. Detail the pumpkin crate with a dry brush of brown paint. Lightly dip the paintbrush into the brown paint and apply wispy, light strokes in the direction of the woodgrain with the brush. Allow to dry.
  4. Add the stem to the top of the pumpkin crate. Hot glue a piece of birchwood in the center of the top side of the crate.
  5. Finish off the pumpkin crate with some faux leaves, staple them in place around the stem with a staple gun.
  6. If you want, turn the crate open side out and place a pumpkin in! Repeat steps 1-6 on as many crates as desired.
  7. Decorate with the pumpkin crates and enjoy!

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