Pumpkin Yard Art From Recycled Wood

 

Pumpkin Yard Art From Recycled Wood

I am a scavenger by nature and I love to create with what I have found.  This project was made from recycled plywood that had washed up on a creek bank and part of a bench my dad made years ago from recycled fencing.  I guess that means I recycled recycled wood.

Pumpkin Yard Art

Pumpkin Yard Art

I just free handed pumpkin shapes onto the plywood, then used a jigsaw to cut them out.  From the scraps, stems and leaves were cut out.   The paint was a combination of oops paint from the hardware store, or craft paint.  You have to make sure and seal everything well.

Pumpkin Yard Art

A little dry run with the stems and leaves.

Pumpkin Yard Art

Pumpkin Yard Art

The stem and leaf were first glued with wood glue before attaching them permanently with the brad nailer.  Nails or screws would be a good option as well.

Pumpkin Yard Art

A brad nailer was used to attach the stem and leaves.  I was able to shoot the brads in from the back which makes it more aesthetically pleasing.
The brad nailer was a Christmas gift from my husband, many years ago.  He loves shopping at the hardware store for his wife!!

Pumpkin Yard Art

The back of a bench was recycled to use as the background for the pumpkins.  There was a birdhouse that used to be on the bench, but it had fallen apart, so I patched it up and gave it more stability, then reattached it to the piece.

 

Pumpkin Yard Art

Just set them on to see how they’d look.

Pumpkin Yard Art

I painted “Fall” onto a piece and attached it, added some corn stalks and some orange twinkle lights and called it done!

When this season is over and the next begins, this Pumpkin Yard Art will transform into a Christmas display!!  See how it’s transformed for Christmas HERE.

How do you decorate your yard for Fall?

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  1. That is so pretty!!! Yard Art – I knew there was a term for it. I’m telling my husband LOL
    Kristen from The Road to Domestication recently posted…Cyber Monday and More!My Profile

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    Vee Reply:

    Well… I’m just guessing that’s the name for it! hahaha Your husband might have another name. 🙂
    Thank you Kristen.

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  2. Nicely done! Those are absolutely adorable!!!!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 http://www.coastalkel.com
    Kelly recently posted…Letter to Taylor: 5 Months oldMy Profile

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    Vee Reply:

    Thank you Kelly. It’s fun to make something neat of what otherwise would have headed to the landfill.

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  3. how adorable. have you thought of making a ‘book’ of upcycling ? you’d be a hit! my idea of yard art is letting all the colorful leaves stay there for all to see and blow around like little colorful angels (yup, that’s my story and i’m sticking to it). Of course my husband comes around with the big boys leaf blower and tractor scooping them all up for mixing with the compost pile. i’d love to try your idea but i’m in a time out from power tools, I tend to get (as my grandson would say) a little rambunctious. I’m looking forward to more of your ‘upcycle’ creations 🙂
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    Vee Reply:

    A book??!!! Wow, no I really hadn’t ever thought of that. That sounds like a huge undertaking and I wouldn’t know where to start. Thanks for the confidence that I could do it though.
    Sorry to hear about your timeout. I hope you can get back to the power tools soon. Might need to make some Christmas gifts!! 🙂
    I like your version of yard art.

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  4. Ohh wow! I love this idea!! You are so talented! I know I couldnt use a saw for anything in my life. Its amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. I am going to try to make snow men out of the scrap wood my husband has left over. Keep up the cute projects!
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    Vee Reply:

    Thanks so much Alicia! I know you can make a snowman…can’t wait to see it. Glad you liked my project.

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  5. Love it! I can imagine Linus out in your yard waiting for the Great Pumpkin, thanks for sharing. I think I want to come play in your shop with you. 🙂
    Brandi @ finding the path for me recently posted…Path to Health and Fitness – Lets be ThankfulMy Profile

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    Vee Reply:

    Oh how fun!! I love Peanuts.
    Come on over and we will make something fun. 🙂
    Thanks so much Brandi!

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  6. This is SO cool! I need to make me one of these next year! Pinning!
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    Vee Reply:

    Thanks Carli! I hope you do make one or some… and thanks for pinning.

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  7. This is so pretty! I love it! I could have used this for decor this year! You did a great job, Vee!
    Jill @ Called To Be A Mom recently posted…DIY Christmas OrnamentsMy Profile

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    Vee Reply:

    Thank you Jill! I guess you’ll have to plan and make some for nest year.

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  8. I really like your yard art! Your painting techniques is quite good.
    Bonnie a.k.a. LadyBlogger recently posted…Why Middle Schoolers No Longer Scare MeMy Profile

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    Vee Reply:

    Thank you Bonnie. I don’t consider my painting good.. I just slop a couple of colors on and blend it together. 🙂 Thank you!

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