Thursday, September 30, 2010

Square Pumpkins

I must admit that I have been in a creative slump. I wanted to come up with something that nobody had done before. I racked my brain for a week. Finally, I came up with what I call "Square Pumpkins." Original... I know

Buy List:
2 -3/4x4x6 ceder fence slat
$1.49 each at Home Depot

Cut List:

Large Pumpkin:
sides: 4@ 8 3/4in long
lid & bottom: 2@ 4 1/2in long

Medium Pumpkin:
sides: 4@ 5in long
lid & bottom: 2@ 4 3/4in long

Small Pumpkin:
sides: 4@ 3 1/4in long
lid & bottom: 2@ 4 1/2in long

I cut the wood with our miter saw. It was pretty simple. It was actually my first time using it. I have been a chicken up to this point. But since my husband wasn't due home for a few hours, I had no choice but to try. It was a pretty good first experience.
After you have made all your cuts, you need to glue your sides together. One side at a time, use wood glue and glue each side to the bottom wood piece. Let the glue dry for 30 minutes.
For the lid, I glued a small square of MDF board to the bottom, so the lid won't slide off. I also glued a random piece of wood on top for the stem.
Paint!
Sand each pumpkin to give it a distressed look. I also nailed little nails into each corner of the front and back of the pumpkin to give it a little more UMPH. These nails are actually carpet nails. They were $1.20ish for a pack at Home Depot. They are down the screw/nail aisle.Embellish and Display…. I kept it simple.
Large Pumpkin
Small Pumpkin
Medium Pumpkin
Cute!

You could even put something inside each pumpkin. Maybe some scented candles... or candy.

17 comments:

Janet said...

What a great idea! I love your square pumpkins, very creative and cute!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I think this is amazing! Totally cute! You have so many crazy cool ideas lately! (If you want to gain more "followers," you should move your followers widget up towards the top of your blog. It is hard to find at the bottom. Just trying to be helpful, not critical:)

Miri said...

Really cute and creative!

Karen said...

super cute! I love them. You did a great job! Simple, but lovely:)

Kelley said...

Genius! I love square pumpkins.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tonight. Put a little plug in for your blog! Hoping to get you a few more followers because I think your blog is brilliant! Smart move moving your followers up:)

Brenda said...

What Beautiful pumpkins! I love them!

Michelle said...

Those are adorable, looks like your out of your creative slump now!
XoXo

ShellyDee said...

I saw this post featured on Somedaycrafts-how adorable! Kudos to you using the saw too-I have been chicken myself!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Who would have thought square pumpkins!! Very cure idea :)

Blessings!
Gail

jennoreilly said...

great idea, candy inside would be awesome!

Here from tidymom, hope you're having a great weekend!

Chic Mommy said...

Those pumpkins are adorable!! Great project...Happy Fall

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

How cool those are literally SQUARE pumpkins! I thought they'd be a square piece of wood not a box! I really like the detail you see where the edges are joined and how you designed the top. They came out really cute! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you today:

http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/10/07/hookin-up-19/

Thanks,
~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-creative-pumpkin-ideas/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
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Holly said...

These are super sweet pumpkin boxes. I love me a square pumpkin!

Crystal said...

Adorable! I love how they turned out.