Friday, September 10, 2010

2X4 Pumpkins

Last Fall, I came across some cute pumpkins found HERE. I was going to make them last year, but I never got around to it. So I made them this year!

First, cut three different lengths of 2x4's. My tallest is 10", the middle is 6.5", and the small is 3.5".
Second, paint each pumpkin.Third, use a chisel and take some wood off the sides. Also, distress by sanding each side of the pumpkin.
Fourth, drill five holes in the top of each pumpkin. Then brake up a stick into five little sticks for each pumpkin and glue them with wood glue into the holes. These act as the stem.
Fifth, use berries, leaves, raffia, and jute string to add that cuteness they need.
Lastly, display and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

21 comments:

Mel said...

Jessica,

I adore these. I think I may have to copy, I hope you don't mind.

Thanks for sharing them.

www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

Amy Meyer said...

Those are fabulously adorable! Thanks for sharing! I just might have to copy as well!

Denise said...

What a cute idea! AWWWsome job!!
Happy Friday:)

Ashley said...

Wow, these are super cute. Vey creative. I always have random size pieces of wood laying around. This would be perfect!
Thanks for linking up wiht 6 Inches of Ribbon

Chris said...

Who knew 2x4's could be so adorable?! I love them. Great idea!

Kelley said...

love the idea...thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the cute craft idea. And thanks to my husband & I never getting rid of anything, we had all the supplies already on hand! The kids had a great time painting & finding sticks & leaves to decorate them with. I even made a set out of 2x6s for my front porch. :)

Karen said...

Super cute pumpkins! Love them. Very creative! I am a follower. Stop by if you get a chance:
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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

How cute are those! Perfect for the outdoors where the yearly weathering will just make them more adorable.

Anna Sams said...

This is awesome! I love these and will have to do this! So glad I stopped by. I would like to invite you to my blog... I am doing a giveaway this week and I am always into something nifty.. come on by! :) Anna Sams

C.R.A.F.T. said...

so creative! come on over and link up to MMM...so I can feature these awesome pumpkins!!!

Roeckers said...

Sweet something else I can do to decorate for fall! I have a ton of leftover wood I need to use before DH will let me go get any more craft stuff. I love it!

Terrell said...

Totally loving these AND the candy corn!! FUN FUN!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my link party each Friday! Hope to see you there!!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Crystal said...

These are adorable. So simple but so cute.

Sandy Ang said...

So original - square & rectangle pumpkins

Sandra said...

This is smart! I could do this project for $0 with all the scraps I have laying around. I'm totally inspired to do a twist on this. I won't tell you what just yet. Hee he! Thanks for linking up!

Denise said...

What a fun take on pumpkins.

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at firstadream.blogspot.com.

The Penny Parlor said...

So cute! I love 'em!

Krista said...

Oh these are adorable!
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Jenna said...

Did it! Love it! So much fun and such a great addition to my fall decor. Thank you for sharing!

Red Fat Cat said...

Wonderful job. Very cool and simple