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Halloween Pumpkins with Treat Storage



I wanted pretty wooden pumpkins for my Halloween display in the front yard and also needed a nice way to store and serve the candy to the trick or treaters. These pretty Halloween Pumpkins with Treat Storage are the perfect solution.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Make a pattern for the main pumpkin piece and stem or draw shape freehand on the plywood.

    2. Step: 2

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      Make a pattern for center pumpkin (just an oval) for the pumpkin center piece or draw shape freehand on the plywood.

    3. Step: 3

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      Cut the pieces for the storage box as shown on the image.

    4. Step: 4

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      Cut the pieces for the pumpkin with a scroll saw, jig saw or band saw. Paint as desired. Allow paint to dry.

    5. Step: 5

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      Assemble pumpkin pieces using wood glue. Secure with clamps until glue dries.

    6. Step: 6

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      Assemble boxes with wood glue and narrow crown staples.

    7. Step: 7

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      Attach storage box to back of pumpkin with wood glue and narrow crown staples.

Comments (14)


  • This is such a cute project! Now I just need to win some tools so that I can make it ;)
    By justdeb61, on October 3, 2016



  • I like you made a separate one for Teal Pumpkin project - food allergy kids
    By Condo Blues, on October 6, 2016

  • Love the colors!
    By diycandy, on October 6, 2016

  • This is a cool craft! Love this idea!
    By katelaine, on October 6, 2016

  • Such a cute + creative project!!
    By Trisha D., on October 6, 2016

  • I have a list of to-do projects but this one is going on top of the list. LOVE THIS!
    By Taylor Closet, on October 7, 2016

  • This is such a cute and easy project and I love the colors you painted them!
    By MaryHunn, on October 10, 2016

  • This is such a cute project and I love that it has a secondary purpose!
    By MrsMemishi, on October 14, 2016

  • I love DIY projects a lot of our furniture and décor items was handmade by me and my husband. It's nice to be able to design things the way you want and create your own furnishings. I love the pumpkins they are beautiful and the colors are nice.
    By alinicole711, on October 16, 2016

  • These are so cute I want to build one! I think it is so cool to be dual purpose but I would also love to put plants in it!
    By my4boysand1_36549, on October 25, 2016

  • What a darling project! Pretty straightforward and doable!
    By shortreba, on October 25, 2016

  • I love these boxes! These would be perfect for my front porch.
    By cvillemommy, on October 30, 2016

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Halloween Pumpkins with Treat Storage

by Create & Babble
Sep 22, 2016
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I wanted pretty wooden pumpkins for my Halloween display in the front yard and also needed a nice way to store and serve the candy to the trick or treaters. These pretty Halloween Pumpkins with Treat Storage are the perfect solution.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge be7096dd fbfe 468e 8d20 55941a5de788

    Make a pattern for the main pumpkin piece and stem or draw shape freehand on the plywood.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge fe34d6be 902d 4998 9081 66728e459e78

    Make a pattern for center pumpkin (just an oval) for the pumpkin center piece or draw shape freehand on the plywood.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 3ce274ce 2ca5 4cf6 a714 4848e55caeee

    Cut the pieces for the storage box as shown on the image.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 6547bb3c 7f8f 479a a85d 5dfa743998b9

    Cut the pieces for the pumpkin with a scroll saw, jig saw or band saw. Paint as desired. Allow paint to dry.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 62c9dd55 073e 4895 add7 decb656362c0

    Assemble pumpkin pieces using wood glue. Secure with clamps until glue dries.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge f96897de 1bbf 46c3 a377 37bc9ce05134

    Assemble boxes with wood glue and narrow crown staples.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 31fea6f8 32db 4f4b bd73 d497459b6173

    Attach storage box to back of pumpkin with wood glue and narrow crown staples.