Make an Antiqued and Distressed Pumpkin Using Cinnamon

I've seen many pumpkins made from these corner moldings but today I'm adding a cinnamon antiquing technique and they are fabulous!
two pumpkins distressed with cinnamon

I began with 2 wooden corner molding rosettes from the hardware store. 

They came in several sizes. I painted them orange with regular craft paint.

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Distressed pumpkins with cinnamon

Painting 2 corner moldings orange

When the paint dried, I drilled a 1/4" hole in the top of the molding using a spade bit.

Drilled holes in orange corner moldings

Now came the experiment, which I tend to do a lot and I've accidentally come up with some pretty great results.

I coated the pumpkin with Mod Podge Antique Matte

Using Mod Podge Antique to age wood

It is a little darker than the white version of Mod Podge and on many things I don't see much of a difference but I have some so I'm using it today on these pumpkins.

Mod Podge on corner molding pumpkins

I let the first coat of Mod Podge dry then went back to the corners and the center circle with a little more.

While the Mod Podge was still wet, I sprinkled it with ground cinnamon then quickly tapped the blocks to remove the extra.

I used a cinnamon technique a while back on this old farmhouse sign.

sprinkled cinnamon on an orange block pumpkin

When the Mod Podge dried I used an electric sander on the edges of the pumpkin to distress the finish.

You don't need to buy an expensive electric sander for crafts, a cheaper model will be fine.

Using a glue gun to add stems and leaves

I used hot glue to add leaves, stems, and pip berries to the top of the pumpkin.

I just love making repurposed pumpkins and on Homeroad I've made many.

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orange block pumpkin with title

2 pumpkins with cinnamon technique distressing

The cinnamon antiquing method worked really well and these pumpkins came out adorable!

I can't wait to try this technique on something else!

orange block pumpkin with leaf and stem
orange wooden block pumpkin with seeded stems

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Cheese box and small wooden pumpkins on the mantel

I hope you try this fun and easy antiquing technique and as an added bonus... they smell great!

Orange block pumpkins on the mantel

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .