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Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. Fall finally showed its face down here in southeast Texas and we enjoyed some glorious temperatures on Saturday and especially Sunday. It was the first time since April that we turned the AC off and opened all of the windows. There’s nothing quite like that first fall breeze filling the house with fresh outside air. The grass had just been cut the day before and the lovely scent mixed with my fall candle was like heaven.

Today, I am so excited to share a fun little project that I teamed up with The Home Depot for, as part of their Do-It Herself Workshops! Did you know that The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels? Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. Awesome, right?! And the best part is that the there’s something for everyone in the family. There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids. Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more.

For this workshop we are building a Rustic Pumpkin Stand that you can use anywhere in the home. I chose to use mine as a stand to display my beautiful fall flowers.

Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Fall Flowers | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

The stand is made out of fence pickets and a 1×2. It is super inexpensive and simple to put together.

Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Fall Flowers | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I decided to paint mine a distressed white so that my flowers would really pop. First, I stained the pickets so that the distressed part would really stand out. The fence pickets are so rough that I didn’t even have to sand the paint to achieve the distressed look. I just gently wiped with my paint brush making sure to leave some areas a little more exposed.

Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Fall Flowers | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I love working with fence pickets. I’m pretty sure they’re my current favorite project material.

Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Fall Flowers | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Fall Flowers | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Want to create one of your own? Be sure to register online to attend September 17th’s DIH Workshop!

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, contact your local Home Depot store.

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20 Comments

  1. Love this – very simple and love it with the plants in it. Saw this project elsewhere on another blog and she used small gourds in the box. Very cute!

  2. Such a fun project! And I’m intrigued with the fence pickets! Definitely going to need to try those out on something 😉

  3. Mine is similar with the distressed white, gives it that rustic feel. I’ve never worked with fence posts before but it was a lot of fun. I love how you used it on a hay bale with some flowers. It is perfectly fall!

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