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DIY Autumn Trough to fill with Pumpkins

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I’m so excited to be joining the Power Tool Challenge Team!  This month is all about Fall… of course!!!  The weather has been so nice here in So. Cal.  We had rain yesterday… it actually felt like fall was coming!  So, today I’ve got an easy build that’s perfect for fall or anytime of the year.  It’s a Autumn Trough that I filled with pumpkins, gourds and leaves.

Fall Rustic Trough an easy DIY project you can make too

Here’s what you need:

  •  2 cedar fence pickets. (less than $5)
  • nailer with 1″ nails (you could use a hammer and nail too… just watch those fingers)
  • saw (I used a miter saw)
  • measuring tape
  • pencil

Fall Rustic Trough 1

Cut three pieces an equal length.  I cut mine at 24″.  These 3 pieces are the long sides and the base of the trough.

The two shorter sides pieces are cut at 5 1/4″.  The width of this needs to be determined by the width of your boards though.

Then I used a nailer to attach all the pieces.

Fall Rustic Trough 5

I used a Weathered Gray stain and then finished with some dry brushing with white acrylic paint.

Fall Rustic Trough 4

I filled the trough with some faux leaves and some beautiful pumpkins and gourds that I found last weekend.  I can’t tell you how happy I was to find finally find some really pumpkins… I had been on a hunt all week!

Fall Rustic Trough 3

I love it on our kitchen table!  It looks perfect with the burlap and lace runner I just made.

Don’t forget all the other great projects from the Power Tool Challenge Team…

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19 Comments

  1. Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  2. Loving the fall colors you used on your trough, it’s so pretty and feel like fall. It makes me want to grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with a good book 🙂 Thanks so much for joining the Power Tool Challenge Team!

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