She Made a DIY Halloween Pumpkin Luminary With Yardsticks

When Cliff busted out our first DIY Halloween/fall decor (Giant paint chip sign) I was blown away. It’s seriously so freak’n cute it made me want to puke a little (click here if you want to see it). I was so inspired/jealous of his brilliant project that I found myself wandering the aisles of Home Depot looking for something to top his first amazing DIY Halloween project. Eventually I landed in the paint dept and found the Home Depot 69 cent yard sticks. They were basically screaming “I’m Home Depot Halloween orange, buy me damn it!” So I did and that’s how this large Homemade Halloween yardstick pumpkin luminary was conceived.

Completely made from yard sticks!

Scroll to the bottom if you want to see more shots of this orange beauty. Scroll a bit slower if you want to see how I threw this DIY Halloween Yardstick Pumpkin Luminary together.

9 yard sticks

Cut in half

Stabilized and ready for the nail gun

Vertical sticks nailed in.

With back sticks all nailed in and cut to look like a pumpkin. It just needs paint now!

Painting Behr Flame Orange. I'm so fast that I'm blurry!

It looks like I did this alone but  because I had to get this finished for today’s blog post I enlisted the help of Cliff and his power tools. For those sans power tools you can easily craft up this luminary with hammer/nails and a manual saw (since the curves are pretty basic). More beauty shots!

A pretty glow at night.


Just being a pumpkin on the table.

Love the orange glow.

Maybe my DIY Halloween Yardstick Pumpkin Luminary isn’t as good as Cliff’s Giant Paint Chip Sign but because I used yard sticks it still fits our fun fall DIY decor. I can already tell that keeping up with this DIY decor theme throughout the entire holiday season is going to be challenging but that’s where Cliff and I thrive. So stay tuned!

Craft On.

Andrea Currie, Mrs. Craft-tastic, Anniversary Gifts, handmade, DIY, Arts and Crafts


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