DIY Pumpkin Serving Tray Tutorial - from!

DIY Pumpkin Serving Tray

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
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Hey friends! I was so excited when my friend, Brooke from All Things Thrifty, invited me to join her and Home Depot on this months DIH (Do It Herself) Workshop!  I have to admit, this months project was a bit of a challenge for me!  The project was a Rustic Pumpkin Stand (see picture below), which seems simple enough, right?!? BUT, Home Depot challenged me to incorporate the project into my Guest Room!  Say what?!?  Yep – the guest room!  A pumpkin stand in the guest room?  It just wasn’t gonna work! So, I took their Rustic Pumpkin Stand Kit and transformed it into a fun Pumpkin Serving Tray! 

The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels! They have three types of Workshops offered – Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids!  They’re hands on, so you get to use their tools, learn how to build and get your hands a little dirty!  This month, at many of their DIH Workshop they’re building the Rustic Pumpkin Stand!  They’ll be hosting these DIH Workshops all over, click HERE to see if there is one near you!

Here is what the Rustic Pumpkin Stand looks like!  So fun for a porch, right?  But, it just wasn’t ideal for the guest room!


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So, here is what I turned it into:

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DIY Pumpkin Serving Tray Tutorial - from!

I am so excited with how it turned out!

I started by following the original steps of the DIH Workshop Instructions.  After I got the base built and cut the stem, I took the leftover 1×2’s and cut them to create the borders that I added to the top of the tray.  I cut 2 of them 12″ long and 2 of them 16″ long.  I then stopped to stain everything.  I stained the tray and the 1×2’s using Minwax PolyShades Pecan Satin Stain and Polyurethane.  I loved this stain color and I love all PolyShade products – it helps eliminate a step!  I stained the stem using Miniwax Dark Walnut Stain!

After everything dried, I went ahead and attached the 1×2’s to the tray (of course using my awesome Ryboi tools)!!

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I first attached the 1×2’s from the back of the serving tray.

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Then I reinforced them on front side, by nailing all the 1×2’s together in the corners.

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Then, I drilled holes for the handles!  

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Then attached the handles!  I picked these cute handles up from The Home Depot of course!

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And that’s it!  Super easy and fun!

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DIY Pumpkin Serving Tray Tutorial - from!

DIY Pumpkin Serving Tray Tutorial - from!

Wanna make one a Rustic Pumpkin Holder or this fun DIY Pumpkin Serving Tray?  Look more into the DIH Workshops!

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Register for a DIH Workshop Near You!

If you live in Northern Utah (like me), Brooke will be hosting this DIH Workshop at Home Depot store number 4413 in SLC on Sept 17th!  I’ll be there too – so I’d love you stop stop by and say hi!

All DIH Workshops are free, but you do need to pre-register, so the store can know how many people to expect! 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.  

Click HERE to register!

The address is:
3398 S. Highland Drive
Salt Lake City Utah 84106

At these workshops 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.  Looking for more information?  Contact your local Home Depot store or visit to learn more.

Want to see what all the other DIH Workshop bloggers made using this Pumpkin Holder kit?  Click the links below!



Guest Room

Living Room

Dining Room

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 in the form of products and services, 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.

Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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