Last year, I shared a post about how to create your own festive wood slice pumpkins for fall. This year, I wanted to create a variation on that project. Neutral colors & earth tones are not only a popular trend for Fall 2021, I find that they are much easier to incorporate into my own existing home decor than bright orange is. So, I made a white farmhouse style wood slice pumpkin that blends in beautifully while adding a seasonal touch. Here’s how you can create your own!
wood slice (mine was about 7″)
white, grey, and brown chalk paint
twine and/or ribbon
stick (mine was from my back yard!)
hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: Give your wood slice a base coat of white paint.
I like to leave some of the natural wood showing around the edges. Let the paint dry completely before moving to the next step.
Step 2: Use grey paint to add detail lines.
First, I outline my white oval in grey. Then, for the detail lines, I make an oval in the center and lines like a set of parentheses around it.
Step 3: Add brown paint along detail lines.
I used a small brush and just added a little bit of brown here and there next to parts of my grey lines. This just adds a little more depth and texture.
Step 4: Add a stem.
Use hot glue to attach a short stick on top of the pumpkin. Don’t worry about the glue being visible, it will get covered with ribbon.
Step 5: Add ribbon and/or twine.
Tie ribbon around the stem for a festive accent. I used brown ribbon, twine, and 1/4″ buffalo plaid ribbon. You can leave it as a knot, add a bow, or both.
If you prefer the traditional orange and want to try this project, here’s the original tutorial. If you try this project, I’d love to see how yours turns out. Be sure to join the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group and share your project photos so we can all be inspired. See you there!