DIY Craft: How To Make a Autumn Pumpkin Message Board

This post may contain affiliate links and this site is not connected with, affiliated with, approved by, endorsed by The Girl Scouts of the USA or the Frontier Girls. Ideas are my own and I share to help you run your troops with ease.

Autumn Pumpkin Message Board

Difficulty: Easy
Great for

K – 12

grade girls
Estimate time to make



Learn how to make an autumn pumpkin message board. This craft will use a piece of wood cut out in shape of a pumpkin, using a number of different craft supplies decorate the pumpkin and add a autumn message to display in your house or give as a gift. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video at end of post showing how to do it. Let’s get started!

For this craft you will need

  • Orange color

  • Brush

  • Some decorative autumn leafs

  • Hot glue gun

  • Orange flowers

  • Cinnamon stick

  • Black marker

  • Wooden piece in pumpkin shape

How to make craft

  • First you will need a wooden piece in pumpkin shape that you can find in craft market or you can cut one by yourself. When you have the pumpkin it is time to give it some color.
  • For the coloring I’ve decided to use a few variations or orange colors to make it look more realistic. I’ve played a little with the colors as you can see. When you finish with painting you are going to leave the pumpkin to dry completely before you continue decorating because you can destroy it if the color is still wet. Just to mention that you can also use spray instead of color.
  • When you are sure that the pumpkin is dry you can continue decorating. As you can see I’ve put the cinnamon stick on the top using hot glue gun. I’ve added a few orange leafs on the one corner and a few flowers in the middle.
  • I’ve added two small branches on the opposite side and one flower in the middle of them. I’ve written the message in the middle using black marker. I’ve wrote “Hello autumn” but you can write anything you want.

Craft Video

YouTube video

Other Fun Crafts To Try

Subscribe to mailing list

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!

Previous ArticleThe Best Place to Buy Fun Patches and to order Custom Fun Patches for Your Troop
Next ArticlePlan a Movie Under The Stars Event With Your Troop
My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.