Pumpkin Plate Chargers
I am so so happy you are here today, because I have quite the festive fall treat for you! This week I’ve teamed up with 14 of my favorite blogger friends and Country Living Magazine to bring you the first annual Pumpkin Palooza!!! Each day this week three bloggers will share some creative pumpkin inspired projects, like my pumpkin plate chargers, with you on their blog that will be sure to get you in the pumpkin spirit! I am so honored to be a part of this talented group, and we hope you join in on the fun with us!
If you are new here, or are visiting from Setting for Four & Anderson and Grant, thanks so much for taking the time to come stop by! My name is Ashley and I hope we can be friends! You’ll learn quickly that I am completely obsessed with Fall, so when I was invited to participate in Pumpkin Palooza I pretty much signed on as soon as I read P-u-m-p-k…done deal! I love pumpkins! Who doesn’t? And I love a good DIY, so this was the perfect combo.
Today I am sharing these easy, wood DIY Pumpkin Plate Chargers! A few weeks ago when I posted my Farmhouse Fall Home Tour, my dining room table was missing a good fall table scape setting. What better way to celebrate this beautiful season than to add some natural elements to our farmhouse table…in the shape of pumpkins!
- 2 21/32in x 16in x 6ft Paint Graded Panel
- Kraft Paper
- Circular Saw
- Jig Saw
- Hand Sander or Sand Block
- Wood Stain
- Wood Shims
- Wood Glue
- Fall Embellishments
Since our farmhouse table is stained dark, I wanted to find a really pretty wood that I could use a lighter stain on to really bring out the natural grain. I found these gorgeous paint graded panels that I knew would work great for the look I wanted.
First, I used my circular saw (or jigsaw) to cut 6 square pieces to 13 inches in length for each plate setting. Then, I cut a piece of Kraft paper I pulled from my wrapping paper stash to each squares exact measurements. I traced one of my plates upside-down in the middle of the paper to use as a guide when determining what measurement each charger needed to be.
I folded the paper in half vertically, freehanded half of a pumpkin on one side, and cut it so that when I unfolded it I would have a perfectly congruent pumpkin stencil. Once I had my pumpkin cutout, I traced it onto each 16in x 13in wood square.
I used a jigsaw to cut each pumpkin shape. After all six pumpkins were cut, I used a hand sander to sand all of the edges smooth, then applied my light wood stain and let it dry.
To make the pumpkin stems, I stained some wood shims that I found at our local hardware store a dark stain, then used my jigsaw to cut the ends off to give a more rustic, ripped from the vine look. I attached them to each pumpkin plate charger with wood glue.
To dress up my new creation, I added some fall leaves, and even turned them into easy nametags with some letter stamps and white ink I already had!
I absolutely love how they turned out, and how they go so well with my neutral, natural fall dining room! They were super easy to make, and will be so festive for any fall and Thanksgiving gatherings we have at our home. I hope you like them!
If you missed the ladies who debuted their Pumpkin Palooza creations Monday and Tuesday, want to catch the other two ladies today, and are already anxious to see what the rest of this weeks pumpkin party will bring, I have you covered! Be sure to visit all of these seriously awesome bloggers and leave them some love!
Cherished Bliss | Live Laugh Rowe | Paint Me Pink
Blesser House | House By Hoff | Craftberry Bush
Setting For Four | Little Glass Jar | Anderson + Grant
Meadow Lake Road| At The Picket Fence | Thistlewood Farms
Tidbits | Dandelion Patina | Rustic and Woven
Also, be sure and visit Country Living Magazine for a recap of Pumpkin Palooza, and many many other fall ideas for your home!
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I LOVE this project! I love all things pumpkin, and all things involving power tools, so you know I’d be all over this! lol. I’m featuring your chargers at the Talented Tuesday party tomorrow! I hope you’ll stop by and say hi 🙂
Yay! I will absolutely stop by and say hi! Thank you so so much! And thanks for hosting the Linky Party! So much fun! XOXO!
These are so cute!!! I absolutely love them.
Thank you so so much Heidi! Glad you love them!
These are really pretty and your table setting is so inviting with its natural beauty. Happy Fall, Ardith
Thank you so much Ardith!!! Happy Fall to you too!
These are perfect! I just love them! It’s been a long time since I broke out the jigsaw but maybe it’s about time again!
Thank you Rachel! And yes, you should totally bust out the jigsaw! It’s becoming one of my favorites to work with 🙂
LOVE this project.
And your styling and photography is so on point!
You go girl!
You are so so sweet KariAnne! Thank you so very much!!!
Okay so…putting this on the must-do list for Thanksgiving…and we have 20+ people coming. You want to just make them for me? J/k Soooo cute, Ashley!
HAHA! Send me your address, I’ll see what I can do! Lol. To be honest they didn’t even take that long to make! Thanks girl!!! XOXO!
I LOVE this, Ashley! What a unique idea! Pinning right away! I’m so glad to be a part of this series with you!
Back at ya girl! So many talented ladies in this group including YOU! Thanks for the kind comments!
Wow!! these are so unique and beautiful! Well done! Love your fall table decor too! So fun to party with you today!
Thanks Heather! Your table was just stunning!!! So happy we got to work together on this!!!
These are so darling…and I love how you can keep them for many years. 🙂
Yes! These will be reused for many many years! Thanks for stopping by Lucy!!!
Your pumpkin chargers are so super cute, Ashley! I love the little stems and name tags – adorable!!! 🙂
Oh my goodness, thank you so much!!! Cannot wait to see yours tomorrow!!!
So cute Ashley!!!
Awe, thanks Wendy!!! XOXO!
Oh my word!! I am seriously SWOONING over your pumpkin plate chargers!! Please make me some 😀 XOXO
Oh you are just so so sweet!!! Thank you! Glad you like them Norma!!! 🙂
Oh my goodness I LOVE those!!! They are so fabulous. Well done!!
Thank you Vanessa!!! So happy you stopped by!
You are so creative Ashley! This is something so unique and really dresses up your fall table. And I love how you made the place cards!!!
Thank you Jamie! I LOVEEEE your chalk paint pumpkins too! They turned out PERFECT! XOXO!
EEK! Your pumpkin chargers are adorbs! I need a new jigsaw and this one looks like it does a fantastic job cutting. Beautiful photography and those name tags are so creative! I love that.
You are too kind! Thank you! I cannot wait to see what you have in store too! This is so much fun! 🙂
What a creative idea, Ashley! Your chargers are darling and I love the cute little name tags you added in 🙂 Well done, girl!
Thanks Erin! You are so sweet! XOXO!
Darling, so creative!!!
Thanks Maureen, as always! XOXO!