Hello friends of Housewife Eclectic! I'm so happy to be here today! I'm Marie and I blog over at Lil Pink Pocket. I'm a wife and mother of two adorable little girls that keep me busy. I'm a do it yourself kind of girl and I love creating! I love all things fancy and beautiful, but live a thrifty lifestyle and can't find it in me to pay full price for anything. Over at Lil Pink Pocket you'll find furniture makeovers, painting and glazing techniques, recipes, sewing tutorials, crafts, home decor and so much more! I hope you'll stop by and see me!
Here's what you need:
- any kind of wood you want to use: 3 blocks for the small pumpkin (5 inches tall) and 4 blocks for large pumpkin (7 inches tall). 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
- dowels for stem
- ribbon and wire
- 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.
- 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.
- We used a nail gun to attach the blocks together. You could also use liquid nails or wood glue.
- Glue on stem.
- Add ribbon.
- Twist wire around a pen or pencil and hot glue end in the ribbon.
Thanks Marie! These 2x4 pumpkins are the perfect addition to anybody's fall decor.
This post is a part of the Month O' Pumpkin series at Housewife Eclectic. You can read the rest of the crafts, recipes and photography ideas in this series here.