Fall Wheelbarrow Project: THD DIY-Workshops

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot

I posted last week about today's reveal of the The Home Depot bloggers' virtual fall wheelbarrow project. 

It's such a fun project for fall because we can pile on the pretty fall decor!

Here is my finished project:

Fall is my favorite season, so I was anxious to get started.

This is the photo we were given, and we were told to get creative and to give our own wheelbarrow an individual spin.

Instructions/About the wheelbarrow project:

Project materials list:  
1 large wood crate
1-2" x 8' x 8' prime kiln dried board
3-pressure-treated 36" x 2" x 2" wood square end baluster
1/2" x 48" wood round dowel
1-box 8 x 2 &1/2" Phillips square drive flat-head
Full thread zinc-coated multi-material screw
1-pack #8 x 1" flat-head Phillips wood screws
*Optional: paint or stain

Circular saw
1/2" drill bit
Measuring tape
Safety goggles
Sanding block

I measured and marked (2) 8" segments from one of the pressure-treated 36" x 2" x 2" wood square end baluster (legs). 
(1) 3&3/4" segment from the 1/2"x48" wood round dowel-wheel axle
(1) 7" circle from the 2" x 8" x 8" board

Using a circular saw, I cut the two (2) 8" legs from one 36" x 2" x 2" wood square end baluster and the 3 and 3/4" wheel axle from the 1/2" x 48" wood round dowel

Using a drill bit, I pre-drilled a hole touching the outside line of the circle. I inserted the jigsaw into the pre-drilled hole and cut the 7" circle from the 2" x 8" x 8' board.

I measured and marked the center of both remaining 36" x 2" x 2" wood square end balusters at 1 and 1/4 from the ends. Using the 1/2" drill bit, I drilled a 1/2" hole halfway through the baluster at the center mark of each of the balusters using a slight 5 degree angle, with the drill bit pointing away from the short end of the baluster. 

I then drilled a 1/2" hole through the center mark of the 7" wheel. 

I proceeded to put the wheelbarrow together and prepared it for decorating.

If you haven't attended one of The Home Depot's workshops, you should check to see what your local store is currently offering at any given time. 

You will learn new skills and gain more confidence in using tools and putting things together. 

Please go visit the other participants to see what they came up with:

If you created this fall wheelbarrow project, please use this hashtag #DIHWorkshops and feel free to promote your project on social media.

*I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Workshops 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.*


  1. I love how you have styled your wheelbarrow, Brenda. It is giving me ideas, as I have been thinking about styling a wheelbarrow for fall ♥


  2. Hi Brenda,
    FYI....none of these participent links are working...all come up page not found or page does not exist. Love your take tho'.

    1. Should be working now. I checked them all yesterday.

  3. Hi Brenda, just love your wheelbarrow , so cute! Love that you have blue pumpkin's also. It flows nicely placed near the blue rooster...wonderful work! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  4. I am getting a lot of 404 errors on your links unfortunately...

    1. I clicked on all the links and they appear to be working correctly.

  5. I see your wheelbarrow is now a great addition to your patio! A great little piece to decorate for the seasons!

  6. Love the blue pumpkins in the wheelbarrow! Such a fun and fresh addition!

  7. wasn't this a fun project and something that we can use to decorate any season? Love the addition of your blue pumpkins.

  8. It looks awesome, Brenda. The perfect touch for your patio.

  9. It looks wonderful out on your pretty patio! :)


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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She majored in professional writing/journalism in college, where she won awards for her feature writing. She loves to decorate, garden, enjoy nature, read and spend time with her Yorkies.


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