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Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

9/11/2020 | Lynn Lilly

How to Make a Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

Nothing says “Warm and Cozy Fall” like Buffalo Plaid and Pumpkins.  

Add them together for a cute Fall Home Décor project.


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Materials Used:

  • 7″-8″ Unfinished Round Wood Tree Slice
  • Acrylic Paint:  Orange Twist, Off White, Light Gray
  • 1″ Removable Painters Tape 
  • Paintbrush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper or Extra Fine Grit Sanding Sponge
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Small “Home” Wood Word
  • Raffia, Ribbon, Button, and Twine
  • Paint the inside of the wood slice with orange acrylic paint. Leave the outer bark showing.


  • Add strips of painter’s tape onto the wood slice to make stripes.  Rub your finger over the tape to make sure that the tape is securely on the wood and has no gaps.
  • Paint inside the stripes with a thin coat of off white acrylic paint.  Be careful not to apply the paint too thick.   Only one thin coat of paint is needed.
  • Remove painter’s tape.
  • Allow paint to fully dry before continuing to the next step.


  • Rotate the frame 180° and apply the tape in the opposite direction. Make sure the tape is securely down.
  • Paint additional stripes with a light coat of light gray acrylic paint.


  • Remove the painter’s tape. Allow the paint to dry.
  • Lightly sand the wood slice. Sanding brings out the wood-grain and helps to hide any little imperfections.
  • Wipe with a clean cloth.


  • Cut a small 2″ piece from a tree branch to use for the stem.
  • I also used a “home” wood word picked up at the craft store for my pumpkin.
  • Hot glue the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.  Hot glue the word “Home” on the front of the pumpkin.


  • To give the Pumpkin a little extra support, I hot glued a small wood piece (cut from an old scrabble tray) to the back of the pumpkin.  Because the wood slice is not perfectly round, you may have to offset it a bit.
  • Tie raffia around the stem and hot glue a small button bow with faux fall berries onto the pumpkin
The Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin was created by Design Team Member Sue Eldred.
For more fun projects visit her Sue’s blog here.
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