This is a super easy pumpkin that I made with leftover pine wood 1x4s. All you need is a chop saw (miter saw) and a stapler or brad nailer.
Start with 5 pieces of 1×4 wood boards that are at least 18 inches long. You will also need 2 boards at least 14 inches long.
Cut your first piece at 18 inches long. This will be the center “stem” piece.
Cut the ends of your second and third piece at a 10 degree angle.
Cut the second and third piece off at 16 inches. Measure from the long point to the end.
Cut the fourth and fifth pieces at a 25 degree angle.
Then measure (from the long point) 15 1/4 inches. Cut the other end of the boards at a 25 degree angle as well. So from long point to long point the length is 15 1/4 inches.
Here are all of the measurements.
Once you have your boards cut and fit, go ahead and sand each board.
Then flip each piece over to the back side is facing you.
Cut your back attachment pieces so that they contact each board but do not overhang. I cut mine with 25 degree angles and 14 inches long. I also put a straight board on the bottom to help line up the pieces.
Now it’s time to staple it together. I put a line of wood glue on the pieces before I stapled down. I used 1 1/4 inch narrow crown staples.
Once you are finished, paint your favorite colors. I used a burnt orange latex paint and used a dry brush technique.
Happy wood working! Please let me know if you make any!