Scroll Saw Pumkin Decor

by Johnnie Collier

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

I have been busting at the seams to talk about this scroll saw.  We scored it on Craigslist a few weeks ago for a steal of a price.  This was after months of contemplation and research on which saw to buy, whether to buy new, and all that fun stuff.  We went used, got a drill press thrown in, and spent a total of $100!  The saw and the press both work great.  This is the first project I have completed with my new toys.  It was super simple.  If you don’t have a scroll saw, just pick up 3 wooden ovals at your local craft store, and you will be making this cute pumpkin decor in no time.

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves


1/4 in plywood

Oval template

Chevron print

Surface to Mod Podge Chevron print onto

Acrylic paint

Paint brush

Paper leaves

Green craft wire

Craft glue

Med grit sandpaper


DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

*NOTE:  After Mod Podge dried, I sanded edges of chevron background and applied 2 coats of Mod Podge over entire surface.  To adhere pumpkin to background, I used velcro strips.  That way I can change it out for the different holidays.

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

DIY Scroll Saw Pumpkin #Fall Decor #chevron background at @savedbyloves

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzy Myers September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

Love this! The Chevron pattern in the background is just awesome too!


2 Brenda September 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

It’s SO cute!! You got a great deal on your “toys.” That’s awesome! I love that you used velcro too. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on your fabulous project! :)


3 Laura / Pet Scribbles September 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

What a great project! And I love that you can switch out the motif for different holidays too – smart idea! (And congrats on your new toys!)


4 Heidi October 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Awesome job. The chevron and pumpkin go so well together. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.


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