Ginger Snap Crafts: Lighted Pumpkin Sign {tutorial}

Lighted Pumpkin Sign {tutorial}

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Good morning! This past weekend was gorgeous! Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year! I really love decorating for fall, too! It’s just so much fun! Annnnnd I really have a thing for pumpkins! ha! Today I’d love to share this super easy Lighted Pumpkin Sign that I made with a little help from Command™ Brand. This sign is so, so simple to put together, but at the same time it makes a huge statement. It’s big! I just love it! Let’s get started!

DIY Lighted Pumpkin Sign at #fall #crafts #pumpkins

pumpkin crafts

4 six foot cedar fence boards
1 1/2 inch brad nails
wood glue
circular saw
3 hexagon shadow boxes (I found these at Target in the craft aisle.) 
orange spray paint
dark wax
old rag
branch (cut into three 2 3/4 inch pieces)
hand sander
Command™ Small Picture Hanging Strips
Command™ Outdoor Rope Light Clips
15 foot rope light

*This Lighted Pumpkin Sign is best for indoor use. Do not leave the sign outside for an extended period of time.

First, cut your fence boards into the following lengths with your circular saw.

(2) 21 1/2 inch pieces
(4) 36 inch pieces

*Please use caution, follow safety rules & use eye protection when using power tools. Create at your own risk!

pallet crafts

I used a hammer & some 1 1/2 inch brad nails to attach the boards together.

pallet with fence boards

Next, I painted my hexagon shadow boxes. Let them dry. Then I gave them a good coating of dark brown wax using an old rag.


Then I used some wood glue to attach the “pumpkin stems”. I clamped them on & let dry. Then I tied on some twine around the stems.

pumpkin stem

To attach my pumpkins to my sign I used Command™ Small Picture Hanging Strips. I love, love, love these hanging strips. I used them all over my house! ha! I love that you can totally forget about using nails, screws  or thumb tacks (which would of been totally tacky with this pumpkin sign!). Command™ Small Picture Hanging Strips are super fast & simple to use! They stick to so many surfaces, including painted surfaces, wood (like these pumpkins & wood sign), tile & much more. I also love that they come off easily, too leaving no holes, marks or sticky mess behind.

When using Command™ Brand, I always look in the top corner of the packaging to see how much weight this particular product will hold. The small picture hanging strips will hold 4 pounds & are designed for using with 8x10 picture frames. My hexagon pumpkins were about that same size….just a slightly different shape, so I knew these would work. You can find more weigh limits & guidelines on the Command™ Brand website. Tip: My daughter is already making plans to repaint these hexagon shadow boxes, & then she wants to use them in her room after the fall d├ęcor season is over. ha! So Command™ Brand makes rehanging & reusing them as easy as applying a Command™ Clear Refill Strip, so we will be able to take them down, paint them, and then hang them again and again!

command strips

These Command™ small picture hanging strips need to be applied to a smooth surface. These cedar fence boards weren’t exactly smooth. So I marked with a pencil exactly where I would be hanging my boxes & sanded a spot completely smooth for where the small picture hanging strips would be sticking to. Next, I cleaned that spot with an alcohol wipe & let dry.

fall pumpkin crafts for the home

Then I applied the small picture hanging strips according to the package directions. Rub them in place for 30 seconds. Then wait an hour before hanging. Tip: These Command™ Small Picture Hanging Strips are for indoor use.

picture hanging strips

To make the pumpkin sign lighted I used 2 packages of Command™ Outdoor Rope Light Clips & a 15 foot rope light. Tip: The Command™ Outdoor Rope Light Clips are approved for outdoor use. Yay! They will be awesome for hanging Christmas lights in a few months. They can be attached to just about any smooth outdoor surface like doors, siding, trim & windows. They can handle temperatures between -20 degrees to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Yep, they are tough! Tip: If you are using these outdoor rope light clips on a freshly painted surface (like I did) it’s best to wait 7 days before applying!

hang your lights with command strips

I simply followed the package directions (similar to the picture hanging strips) & attached the outdoor rope light clips around my pumpkins. Don’t forget to wait an hour before hanging your lights!

crafts with command strips

Next, I threaded the lights through the outdoor rope light clips. All done!

lighted pumpkin

I kind of love it! It will be perfect for all my fall entertaining, & my kiddos get a kick out of our very own lighted pumpkin patch! ha! It would also make a cute photo prop for fall pictures.

fall crafts

pumpkin crafts

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DIY Lighted Pumpkin Sign at #fall #crafts #pumpkins

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. I love these!! We are getting ready to move and hopefully our next house is a log cabin. These would be so cute in our front yard for Halloween/fall time!!

  2. This sign is so cute, Ginger!! Using those hexagon boxes was genius...the whole project came together so well! #client


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