Painted Posts for Halloween Pumpkins

Take your Halloween pumpkin display to new heights with wooden posts -- a home improvement store mainstay -- and a few coats of paint.
What You'll Need For 3 Stands:

  • Two 42-inch-tall decorative pine newels
  • Saw
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Outdoor acrylic paint in fall tones: greens, orange, bright red, wine, bright yellow; and brown
  • 1-inch-wide flat paintbrush
  • Three 7-inch-diameter round wooden plaques
  • Three 4-inch-diameter round wooden plaques
  • Wood glue
  • Flathead screwdriver and power drill
  • Nine 2-inch-long flathead screws
  • Six 2-inch-long nails

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