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DIY Pumpkin Stand - IKEA DUTKIG Hack

Create a pumpkin stand for your kiddo out of the famous IKEA DUTKIG play kitchen!
Prep Time 1 day


  • Pair of scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Detail Knife


  • 1 piece removable wallpaper I used a sample sheet in a 2x3 size, cut to fit as desired.
  • roll mustard premium removable vinyl The sheet comes in 12x48 rolls—I used mustard on the sides of the stand and for details and used about a full roll.
  • 1 roll wine premium removable vinyl I used very little, could use scraps from another color
  • 1 roll espresso premium removable vinyl I used about one roll, measuring 12x48. Will have leftover.
  • 1 roll orange premium removable vinyl I not use full roll—a full roll measures 12x48. You will have leftover vinyl.


  • If your kitchen is new, you'll need to assemble it. If not, you can take off the doors to the microwave, storage area, and oven.
  • Open Cricut Design Studio and start a new project. Upload the Menu or Pumpkin Stand design file and select "New Project." After clicking "New Project," go to "Upload" and add your design. You can use a jpeg, png, or a svg.
  • Then, select that you're using a "simple" image. The next screen will have you select and erase the areas you want to cut around. I start by clicking the open white area and then double check in between letters to make sure I got all the blank space.
  • Next, select "cut image" (unless you need to print it) and insert the image into your design space. This is where you'll double check the size. Then you're ready to cut!
  • After you've cut your shapes and letters, cover them with transfer tape. Peel up the transfer tape and the letters will come with it, helping you keep them in a straight line when applying to the stand.
  • Add your removable wallpaper; it helps to do this step after you have your "Menu" letters on so that you can line things up/make sure you have the right size of wallpaper to fit alongside the Menu and not overlap with it.