Fall Decorating with Pallet Wood

Easy DIY Pallet Wood Pumpkin ToteJust in time for Fall,  a fun, easy, and inexpensive DIY for all you pallet wood lovers out there.  

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Start with a bunch of pallet wood.  You will also need a dowel or spindle and more scrap wood for the legs.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Cut four pieces of pallet wood to make a 15″ square, it can be larger or smaller depending on the size of your pumpkin.

Secure with finish nails. You don’t have to have a nail gun, but it does make this project so easy.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Cut more pallet wood for the bottom and nail into place.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

For the legs, I’m using my braces from the wedding arbor.  Yes, the arbor has been reduced to a pile of scrap wood.

The legs are 2×3’s cut to 12 inches with sanded ends.  You could also use more pallet wood, the choice is yours.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

From the inside,  attach the legs with screws.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Two additional pieces of pallet wood extend up from the sides.  Drill holes near the top, the size of your spindle or dowel and screw or nail into place.

Remember to insert the dowel before you attach the sides.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Because you’re using pallet wood, it’s going to be rough, but sand down as many rough edges or splinters as you can.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Paint as desired.  Of all the colors in the rainbow, I chose black…but hey, it goes with everything.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

For a more worn, softer look, distress the edges with sandpaper.

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Easy DIY Pallet Wood Pumpkin Tote

Easy DIY Pallet Wood Pumpkin Tote

Right now, mine has found a home on my front porch but I may move him indoors as a centerpiece.

Have a great week, stay inspired.

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