Chunky {2×4} Pumpkin

Yesterday I posted about my October Craft Make & Take and today I’ll show you how we made the two projects from that night. I’m going to start with the chunky 2×4 pumpkin! It’s really a pretty simple project and it’s adorable to what’s not to love? I’ll post about the Bubblegum Machine Candy Holder later today.
I started with one of my favorite supplies……2×4. My hubby cut the wood into four blocks, two 4in long and two 5in long. I choose an orange paint that I liked for my pumpkin and painted the blocks. When the paint was dry I just used a liberal amount of hot glue in between each block and glued them all together. You could use wood glue but I wanted instant gratification. Especially for a craft class, the pumpkins needed to be done quickly so that people could take them home when they were finished.
I used some scrap wood for the stem and painted it brown, also just hot gluing it on. I grabbed some sandpaper and distressed all of the wood a bit. For the class I stocked up on different kinds of orange scrapbook papers. They all had different styles and looks, I choose a distressed polka dot paper that fit in with my distressed pumpkin.
I cut the paper to fit on the front of each block individually and decoupaged them on to the front of the pumpkin. I also used decoupage over the whole pumpkin to seal everything in and protect the paper and paint.
I used some brown ribbon to finish things off and add a little fun to the stem. That’s it! Cute and simple!
You gotta love an easy project that turns out so cute. It’s so nice sometimes to sit down to do a project and finish it in an hour. It doesn’t happen all the time. I sometimes immerse myself in projects that take days or weeks to fully complete. Plus this little pumpkin can stay out way past Halloween and you can customize it to your specific decor style!
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  1. Adorable. I love the paper you chose. I definitely like quick and easy projects. Not to mention inexpensive. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cute, cute, cute! I love that chunky lil’ pumpkin!!

  3. So pretty! I would love for you to link this up at Do Something Crafty Friday:

  4. So cute! Great idea!

  5. Cute. I love this take on wood pumpkins!

  6. This is just ADORABLE! I think I could even make these.

  7. This is very cool. I love how unique it is. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you then.

  8. That’s super duper cute! I want one! Would you pretty please share it here?


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