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Sunday, September 25, 2011

{2 x 4} Pumpkins

Well we are officially ready for Halloween at our house! I love this time of year and always get so excited pull out my decorations! I spent last week making new pieces to add to my decor and arranging it to the way I want it. I'll share those pictures sometime this week! But tonight I wanted to share a super easy cute project! I made these last year at a craft night with some friends. My super cute neighbor hosted it and came up with this pumpkin project.



Here's what you need:
  • any kind of wood you want to use: 3 blocks for small pumpkin, 4 blocks for large (small pumpkin is 5 in tall, large is 7 in) The blocks do not need to be smooth. As you can see from the photo mine were very imperfect, but that's what I like so much about them!
  • orange paint
  • stain
  • dowels for stem
  • ribbon and wire
  1. Paint wood blocks orange. You don't need to worry about painting the bottom or the sides that you won't be able to see. Make sure they are completely dry before adding stain.
  2. Stain dowels and wood blocks with foam brush or paper towel. For the pumpkin blocks I painted the stain on and wiped off with a paper towel leaving most of it in the cracks and dents.
  3. We used a nail gun to attach the blocks together. You could also use liquid nails. Just FYI hot glue will not work :)
  4. Hot glue on stem.
  5. Add ribbon.
  6. Twist wire around a pen or pencil and hot glue end in the ribbon.
And you're done! Super easy and very inexpensive! Enjoy!

30 comments:

E said...

I love those! I would have never thought of doing that...so crafty

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Super cute! And you make it sound so easy I just might have to try it :)

Rita May said...

Very cute! I made pumpkin blocks too. I'll have to try yours next. Love reusing my wood scraps for easy projects.

Vivian said...

What a great idea! Love those!

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said...

Oh these are so adorable.

Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Artsy VaVa said...

I love your pumpkins! Thanks for sharing.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

So cute! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the rustic look.

Shona said...

Those are so stinkin cute! The dowels look like real stems! Thanks for sharing.

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

How cute! I want some now! I have a linky party going on right now and would love it id wanted to link these up! they are just too cute!

Kirsten
http://mushkiloves.blogspot.com/2011/09/mushki-loves-my-stuff-party-1.html

Melissa said...

Ha, love this one too!

*Jeana* said...

Super cute!
Would love for you to share at my link party "Creative Halloween Ideas"
http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

Alana Karl said...

love these pumpkins!! such a great idea that you can use year after year!

Marilyn said...

Soo cute.. Love it.. Hi there.. I absolutely LOVE your blog.. Found ya via linky party over at Trendy Tree House and officially following ya with smiles.. Great creativity here.. So indulged.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/ and I'd love for you to stop in sometime. Have a great Wednesday. : ))

raising4princesses said...

so adorable and very do-able! Thanks for the inspiration. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
- - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Michelle said...

Super cute! I love that it's something I can do with the spare wood in my garage. I think I found my project for the week! :) I'd love for you to link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday at http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-thrifty-thursday-35.html

Hope to see you soon!
Michelle
www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Urban Stylist In the Country... said...

LOVE Pumpkins,thanks for sharing,I have all I need to make me some in the garage!
:)
Gaylene
blog hopped from Trendy Treehouse!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I love seeing these in blogland! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Ooh, love them! Great job! Would you consider linking to my pumpkin craft challenge?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-craft-challenge-4-pumpkins.html

Jana said...

found ya on Tater Tots n Jello!
This is my next project! I seriously bought my wood today from the scrap pile at Home Depot!! I've never thought to place the boards vertical! Very cute! Do you think wood glue would work???
Thanks for sharing!
Jana @ Project Possible

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So darling~ these came out super cute!! I host a decorating party at my blog on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

These are awesome Marie, Love it! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!

Candace

Rachel said...

I love these! Thanks for sharing. You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/10/cure-for-common-monday-11.html

Tasha said...

LOVE them!!! I hope to make them soon. I am doing a month of PUMPKINS and am sharing this link on my blog today!

Chef in Training said...

these are so cute! I love them! I would love for you to come link this and/or any other projects you have been up to at the Tuesday Talent Show! Hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I love your pumpkin so I featured it today! Check it out here. :)

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

Have a great weekend!!

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Wanda @ Centsible Chic said...

How creative, I love these, they are so cute. I can't wait to make some. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Hi Marie, those are nifty pumpkins. I have never seen any like that before. Congrats. I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and will visit more often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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