Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Things to Make: 2x4 Pumpkin Blocks

Today's How-To is a little short...we've had a bit of a family crisis, so this one is a quickie!

For this project I took scrap wood, leftover from our fence-building project, and turned it into cute little pumpkins! I've seen a lot of variations on this idea recently, and it's so fun to see how other people come up with such different and cute ideas!

Sorry...I forgot to take 'process' pictures...but I think you'll get the idea....

For these little guys I simple painted them orange, allowed the paint to dry, and then sanded the edges.

After that I sprayed them with spray on stain...one of my favorite touch-up products...and wiped the excess off.

After I allowed them to dry for a while I simply tied a wide piece of green grosgrain ribbon into knots, cut them apart, and hot-glued them onto the tops of my 'pumpkins.'

Easy as Pumpkin Pie (which, by the way, is NOT that easy! These are waaaaaaaaay easier that that!)

I think they turned out really cute! If you're looking for a really easy, fast, and cheap decorating idea for the fall...this is it! The best part is that this project cost me NOTHING!

(Well...obviously I purchased the wood, paint, stain, sandpaper, ribbon, and hot glue at some point, but I used things I already had on hand...so it was kinda like free!)

Anyway....... I came across a really fun craft blog called Lorajean's Magazine, where she's posting tons of links to FREE Halloween decorating and craft ideas! I was so thrilled to find it!! Check it out, by clicking the linky button below to see some really great FREE Halloween tutorials and crafts!!! Fantastic!

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Lorajean said...

these are great thanks for sharing!

CountryBelle said...

Neat! I have a couple of blocks around that could use this!

Terrell said...

Okay, these are just seriously cute!! You're so creative, girly! I'm so excited to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up your fun finds every Friday at my Fabulous Finds Party! Hope to see you there!!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

amanda j said...

So...if you use things you have on hand it COMPLETELY counts as free. Second, the best thing about these TO ME, is that you could use them all Autumn, i.e. for Halloween AND Thanksgiving, and who doesn't love being able to do that? Third, I think you could pretty easily combine this idea and the cute vinyl bat/lampshade idea you featured earlier, and totally use vinyl stickers to create new jack-o-lantern faces EVERY YEAR. That you can then take off and still leave your pumpkins up for Thanksgiving! !!! I know, right!? It's suddenly making sense to me why vinyl is so very popular. Because, really, could it BE easier?

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