DIY Fall Pumpkin Monogram

Sometimes I see one of those blank die-cut pieces of wood at the craft store… you know, the ones around the holidays, like a snowman or a heart or a shamrock… and I know instantly know what to do with it. That was this project.

I spotted a blank wood pumpkin on sale for $5 and knew I wanted to create a monogram sign for our front door. And here’s what I came up with…

fall monogram pumpkinSUPPLIES:

  • Fall wood blank pumpkin
  • Monogram letter
  • Green raffia
  • White and orange paint
  • Stain or brown paint
  • Wax (optional)
  • Glue (E6000 or hot glue)
  • Wire
  • Paint brush

fall monogram pumpkin suppliesSo I started by making the pumpkin stem brown. I didn’t have brown paint so I just used a bit of stain instead. Actually, after I stained the stem I thought the entire pumpkin would look cool stained, but that’s another project for another day.

fall pumpkin monogram DIYNext I painted the main part of the pumpkin with orange paint.

monogram fall pumpkin DIYWhile the plain orange paint looked just fine, I decided to take it up a notch and use some dark and clear wax. I started at the top near the stem and brushed the wax around the sides towards the bottom, basically following the outline of the pumpkin.

DIY fall pumpkin monogramWhile that dried, I painted the H letter in white and again used dark and clear wax to give it an antiqued look. Then I used E6000 glue to adhere the H letter to the pumpkin.

fall DIY monogram pumpkinAnd finally it was time to add a little “bow” near the stem using raffia. I just cinched the center with some green wire to make it look more like a bow and glued it to the pumpkin (use E6000 or hot glue).

fall DIY monogram pumpkinAnd your final product should look like this…

fall monogram pumpkinWhile it would look totally fine without the wax shading,
I’m loving the final effect.

autumn pumpkin monogram

fall pumpkin DIY monogram

DIY fall pumpkin craftThis is a pretty cheap project if you have the paints on hand. The pumpkin was $5 on sale, and the letter was $1.25 on sale. Raffia was $4 at full price but I have plenty leftover for future projects. So under $10 for my new door monogram is a big deal in my book!

DIY pumpkin monogram


Happy Autumn Bunting Banner

One of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays is with printables. Super cheap, and only takes minutes to print and put together!

I decided this year to make a new bunting banner, something I could hang across the fireplace mantel or really anywhere in my home. Plus I could use this September through November!

happy fall bunting banner

And it’s super simple. Just print, trim, and string together.
Or you can use clothespins to attach to twine.


happy autumn bunting banner

Super simple way to decorate for Fall, right?
Hope you enjoy it!

Small pumpkins in wooden bucket on table

Also check out these

fall subway art smallFALL SUBWAY ART PRINTABLE


rustic weathered barn wood background with knots and nail holesHAPPY AUTUMN PRINTABLE

Fall Bucket List free printableFALL BUCKET LIST
includes free template to make your own!

I hope you enjoy all of these FREE FALL PRINTABLES.
I know it’s early but I can’t wait to start decorating for my favorite season.

Happy Autumn bunting banner free printable