How To Make a DIY Rustic Pumpkin Stand

This post sponsored by The Home Depot.
The other day, I shared the adorable Rustic Pumpkin Stand Project that is being featured at The Home Depot DIH Workshop this month (click here to register for the workshop near you). In that post, I mentioned that not only am I hosting a DIH Workshop in Grove City Ohio,  but also that I would be sharing my very own customized version of the project right here on the blog. The Home Depot challenged me to make a DIH Rustic Pumpkin Stand for my dining room with my own personal touch on it. 

At the end of this post, check out what some of my best blogging friends did with their Rustic Pumpkin Stands. But first, here is what I came up with...

I turned my Rustic Pumpkin Stand into a super handy fall dining room entertainment caddy. I'm using it to store Halloween dinnerware and party supplies. 

We're officially ready for a party! 

My black dining room buffet is the perfect spot for my pumpkin stand. It helps me keep all my party supplies readily available and it doubles as festive fall dining room decor. I gave it a graphic striped paint job to make it stand out.

So many ideas came to mind on how I could use the Rustic Pumpkin Stand in the dining room. The entertainment caddy was the most functional thought I had, but I have to say this project is so versatile that it could be used so many ways. 

While I love how cute my Rustic Pumpkin Stand is and how useful it will be throughout the fall season, the most enjoyment I get out of this project is how simple it was to make. The satisfaction that comes from a DIY project that cost less than $30 and a few hours of time is unmeasurable. If you are not familiar with these workshop projects, let me tell you about them. The Home Depot DIH Workshops.  are FREE, live, in-store workshops held at ALL of thier locations for Do-it-yourselfers of ALL ages and experience levels. These workshops offer step-by-step instructions on how to make simple DIY decor and home improvement projects with easy to operate power tools. Whether you are an experienced DIY-er or have never touched a power tool in your life, The Home Depot's Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate-led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. (For more information please click here). 

Here is another look at The Home Depot's version of The Rustic Pumpkin Stand…

You can learn how to make one next week at your local Home Depot (click here for more information). At the free DIH Workshop, they will be walking you through the simple steps to create this adorable and functional fall decor project this Thursday (pre-register here).  If you are unable to make it but would still like to make one, here is an easy to follow project guide with all the steps...

I followed these steps to make my Rustic Pumpkin Stand, but I made a few tweaks to give it my own look. Here are the steps I took to put my own twist on the project...

First, I made my box a little deeper than The Home Depot version. I went with a 8" depth to accommodate a large stack of dishes and bowls. 

The other tweak I made was to paint my pumpkin stand with a striped paint treatment. This was achieved by taping off different sized stripes with painters tape and filling in with Charcoal colored Chalk paint by Rustoleum. 

Once the paint was dry, I brought my Rustic Pumpkin Stand inside and filled it with seasonal dishes and party supplies. 

For more even more inspiration on how you can personalize this project, please check this out…The Home Depot assigned each of the following bloggers a room in their home to make a Rustic Pumpkin Stand for.  Please click on the following links to view each of these unique and inspiring versions of The Home Depot's Rustic Pumpkin Stand...


·       Domestically Speaking

·       Redhead Can Decorate

·       Setting for Four

·       Little Red Brick House

·       Live Laugh Rowe
·       Thistlewood Farms
·       Little Glass Jar
·       Ella Claire
·       Anderson and Grant

Guest Room
·       All Things Thrifty
·       Over the Big Moon
·       Pretty Providence
·       Lou Lou Girls

Living Room
·       DIY on the Cheap
·       The Frugal Homemaker
·       Dogs Don't Eat Pizza
·       Just a Girl and Her Blog
·       Maison de Pax

Dining Room
·       33 Shades of Green
·       Southern Revivals
·       Meadow Lake Road
·       Inspiring Hearts & Homes

*In case you missed the announcement, I will be hosting the Rustic Pumpkin Stand DIH Workshop live from Grove City, Ohio located at 1680 Stringtown Road Grove City, Oh 43123. 

If you live in the Columbus Ohio area, I would love to see you there! Please don't forget to pre-register here. 

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot
I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Workshops Program (the “Program”). As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.


  1. Love how you painted this! Totally different than everyone else's projects. And I like how you shaped your stem.

  2. I love it, Sarah! The black and painted stripes are perfect. Thanks so much for asking me to participate - I really appreciate it. It was a lot of fun!


  3. It looks great in your dining room. The black and white is beautiful!

  4. You know I'm a sucker for stripes, I love it! So cute on the buffet with your party supplies, what a great use for your pumpkin! Thanks again for asking me to join you, it was so fun!

  5. I love the colors & stripes of yours!! Pry my favorite yet, but all are so nice!!! Happy Tuesday,Sarah!



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