Saturday, September 18, 2010

Landscape Timber Pumpkins

On one of my many Google searches, I came across these beauties HERE. They are pumpkins made out of those red/orange landscape timbers you build flower beds with. Genius! So I went to my Home Depot (one of my favorite craft stores) and bought one timber for $1.97 and had them cut three sizes for me.

Cut List:
1@ 2ft
1@ 1.5ft
1@ 1ft

You will be left with a little less than half of the timber. You can either throw it on the scrap pile or make smaller pumpkins. I think that is what I am going to do. I didn't want the HD employee to cut smaller ones for me because they charge per cut after the first two. Plus, he was kinda slow in the actual measuring and cutting. I can't complain though, I didn't have to wait for my husband to come home and cut them. I haven't gotten daring enough to use the saws. I have a fear of cutting off a hand or fingers. One day maybe...

Gather your supplies: timbers, base and stems. I was going to use those little wood blocks, but then I remembered I had a large stick laying around, so I used that instead.
Paint, paint and paint.
Glue the timbers to a base. I used liquid nails. Also glue the stems on top. Then wait for the glue to dry. I let it dry over a couple of days.
Embellish! I tied some raffia and jute sting around each stem. I also glued on some leaves.
I thought the whole ensemble needed something else, so I made a sign. “Pumkins 5 cents”
Display… (my favorite part)



I Linked up to Sawdust and Paper Scrapes. Go check it out. She is doing a Scentsy give away...

22 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These turned out so cute! I really like them. Good work!

Diane said...

OMGosh... cute, cute, cute. I will be sure to make these. Thanks so much for the inst. Ü

Amy Meyer said...

I love these pumpkins! I totally made some of your 2x4 pumpkins! Check out my blog and see them! Thanks again for the inspiration and while you are there, please enter my giveaway!
crazycraftbugs.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

Those are awesome, so much more "natural" looking than some of the others. I linked up last night with Sandra too...I turned a fence spooky =)

Karen said...

WHat a great idea! I may have to try this one. It looks so easy! Glad I found your blog on SS. Have a great weekend and stop by when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

K' I DON'T have any timber scraps but this is really cute too. I'd put it on my hearth! Love it!

Pamela said...

That is a super cute idea! They just cut down a tree in our backyard but left the tree. I think I may be rumaging thru it.Thanx for sharing!

Alison said...

I've seen wooden pumpkins before, but these are just so stinkin cute! I love it!

HoosierHomemade said...

Super cute! I made some firecrackers several yrs ago using the same method...but I love the pumpkins! Gonna try these for sure!
Thanks for linking up to Blog Party!
~Liz

freckled laundry said...

These are adorable!

Jami

Found you at Under the Table and Dreaming.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

I LOVE them being uber tall! And what a great idea to secure them all to a board. I'd constantly be having to stand them up because I wouldn't have figured that out.... Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Carole said...

These are so cute!

Melissa said...

I've seen various timber pumpkins but these are my favorite so far.

Jane said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.
Jane (artfully graced)

Karen said...

This is too cute!
Great job.

Samual said...

landscape design involves changing your outdoor surroundings to suit your taste and functional needs through the strategic use of plants.Trees, shrubs and flower beds are all used to enhance the natural beauty of your property, as well as form natural divisions in your landscape.

Alison said...

I featured your pumpkins on my blog today:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-patch-at-oopsey-daisy.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Alison

Beth said...

These are super cute. I can't wait to try my hand at making these!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

As I was reading this I kept thinking, "oh my word...I have to make these!" Can't wait to make a trip to Home Depot! Found you over at Crystal's Craft Spot.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Another great pumpkin creation. I love these tall, skinny pumpkins. I am featuring this today at somedaycrafts.blgospot.com!

Alicia said...

Wanted to thank you again for this project idea...I posted that you were my inspiration: lilisbuzz.blogspot.com

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