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Monday, September 6, 2010

{2x4 wood pumpkin}

When I was making the flag blocks a few weeks ago, I thought it would be fun to make something for fall out of the remaining 2x4.

I made them the same size as the flag blocks, but you could really make this in several sizes--by either stacking more pieces of wood, or by not cutting them as wide.

How darling would a set of three pumpkins be, sitting on your porch, or on the hearth?

I made them just like the flag blocks (click HERE for the tutorial), but kept the wood all the same size (7 inches wide) and painted them orange.

Super simple, darling, and cheap. Can't beat that!

P.S. Thanks to all of you who suggested I turn the blocks the other way! You'll see both vertical and horizontal at the first of the post. Both are cute--which one do you like?



Blogger staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

this is too cute (and so simple). LOVE IT!

September 6, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs said...

Very cute!!!!

September 6, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love it! Super cute idea. I have so much scrap wood sitting around. I am excited to try this! Have a great day!

September 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Love the Decor! said...

Super cute!!

September 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger De Javu Crafts said...

i love this...and im so happy that i have all the stuff to make it....Thanks for sharing..

September 6, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is so cute! I *love* the green satin ribbon accent.

September 6, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

adorable AND easy! what else could you want?

September 6, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Julie McRae said...

Great idea! I love it! I did something kind of similiar with some left over wood too. You can check it out at

September 6, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger BigBearswife said...


September 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Adorable! What would it look like with the wood going vertically, though? I'm thinking it would be kind of like the "stripes" on a pumpkin.

September 6, 2010 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Kristyn said...

Can not wait to try this out, you are soooo inspiring!!!!

September 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Marla B said...

LOVE it-its on my "to-do" list now! thanks!

September 6, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing - Have a great week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

September 7, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Sassy Sites! said...

I featured you over at Sassy Sites today...AGAIN! :) Come by and check it out! I featured your cute chore chart!

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

September 7, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Chanin said...

Love this idea!! I have sooo many 2 x 4's in my garage from my husband, now I know what I can do with them!!! Thanks! :)

September 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger all things girly said...

where do you get your "vinyl" letters? cant seem to find what you had or what I have in my mind?


September 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger The Tipton's said...

These are so stinkin' cute! I am going to attempt to make them. You have inspired me. Although I am not a crafty person! So I have to ask...the minwax stain goes on after you sand the orange paint? Is this to preserve?

September 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger lanni @ said...

so cute! and so easy -- i love it!

September 7, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Seriously women, you really know wood! Love the ideas you give....simple....easy and absolutely adorable! You are my type of crafty girl.

September 7, 2010 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Katie--I think you should definitely try it vertical, and then send me pics! Great idea!

Allthingsgirly--Any vinyl I use, I get from the site listed in my right hand sidebar. I have been using them for years, and they're great!

The Tiptons--Yes, I stain after I paint and sand the edges. The stain is what gives it its weathered appearance. You don't need a lot--I just dab on cloth in the stain, apply it to the wood, and rub any excess off. great question!

September 8, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Heather Rose Chase said...

I think this would be even cuter if you did the stripes going up and down instead of side to side. Then it would look a little bit more like a pumpkin! Very cute idea!

September 10, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Lorie said...

These are really REALLY cute! I am featuring them on my blog tomorrow!

September 10, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger janadec9 said...

I love simple and great!

September 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger ificould said...

So cute!! I love this - I posted a link:

Thanks for sharing!

September 14, 2010 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Taija said...

I am blown away by the awesomness of this adorable and simple idea! I am so doing this!

September 14, 2010 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

I love these!! I am doing them for a craft night in my ward...a set of three of them like you suggested. I also tried mine verticle to see what I thought....I can't decided... Thanks for the inspiration!

September 14, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is SO CUTE! I'm a new follower - such fun ideas!

September 17, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Kalee said...

This is so cute! I just had to make one, so I took your idea and made 3!

September 17, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these - so cute and so easy! Now to rumage through my scrap wood pile....

September 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Ha! I also featured this lovely pumpkin on the blog today, too!

September 22, 2010 at 2:52 AM  
Blogger farm chick said...

Love it, had to share:


September 28, 2010 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger barneyn said...

going to try these this year! soo cute! i love all your wood crafts!

January 23, 2011 at 2:41 AM  
Blogger Sherri @ Dude I Made It said...

Do you mind me asking what color you used for your orange. It's perfect -- not too orangey!

August 28, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger T Byrd said...

linked back to you today!

October 1, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Hi! I love these! I wrote a post about things I'm loving right now and I shared this! I hope it's ok?!

Have a great day!

October 26, 2011 at 3:15 AM  
Blogger talha said...

Its idea is interesting and its so beautiful,thanks for it.

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