Glitter {2×4} Pumpkins

Last year I made some 2×4 pumpkins and I decided to make more this year. I really wanted to try some new techniques though, some new finishes maybe. As I was walking through Michael’s I had to stop and do a double take as I noticed a new isle filled with Martha Stewart blue and white! I’m sure you all know she has a bunch of new craft products out right now, they’ve already been all over blogland!
Now, I am not one of the lucky ones that received a big ole package of Martha Stewart goodness but I wish I was. I just had to go and buy some the old fashioned way! : ) I was really drawn to the glitter paint and suddenly had visions of a sparkly Fall.
This is the wood that I started with. Three stair step cut 2×4’s that we routed with two cuts down the front and some small bits of wood for the stems. Have I mentioned how fun it is to craft with 2×4’s???

I painted the wood with different shades of metallic paint and then added the coordinated glitter paints on top.
Look at all that glitter and shine. I choose these metallic colors to add to the glamorous feeling they had.
I love the super straight lines of the wood paired with pretty sparkly metallic colors, it makes for a really fun juxtaposition.
Glitter is so much fun to work with and it really transforms a project. I’m really going to have to restrain myself from glittering everything this Fall!!!
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  1. Courtney~
    The pumpkins are adorable! I love to glitter things too so restraining myself is hard for me too! You did a wonderful job & thanks for sharing!

  2. Your pumpkins are just the cutest things ever! Really clever idea! Love them!


  3. Sooo cute! They turned out great and I love the metallic colors!

  4. These are toooooo cute! LOVE them!

  5. These are really sweet!! I love the colors and the glitter is so great!! Glitter makes everything better. lol.

  6. So clever and I love the glitter paint.

  7. I love the glitter. The 2×4 pumpkins are so awesome to make. I love that you added the lines in them. Aren’t Martha Stewart products awesome!

  8. How cute are your pumpkins! I am so in the mood to start some fall projects. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!


  9. simply delightful : )

  10. I love those! They’re definitely a nice change in shape!

  11. So beautiful – I’m definitely making these! Pinned this up on Pinterest too…

  12. I love how these turned out, such a great idea. I’m inspired to try the 2×4 idea this season. I wanted to let you know that I featured them on my blog this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Love anything with glitter! These pumpkins look fabulous!

  14. These are adorable! Please come and link up to my MoMomma Monday party! Happens every Monday and is open through each Friday –

  15. They are absolutely beautiful!
    I want to make these!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. We have so many 2x4s laying around and I never thought of just painting them up. you’re so smart! I love these!

  17. What a great idea with 2x4s! So pretty with the glitter:)

  18. Oh loving these too, anything glitter is my favorite 🙂 Don’t restrain yourself, glitter the wold!

  19. Could you share the lengths of each piece of wood? I’m trying to plan a fall craft project for a large group and I think this idea just might be it! I adore these little pumpkins!!

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