Rustic Wood Block Pumpkins

Hi friends,

Have a few pieces of scrap wood laying around? You can use them to make these Rustic Wood Block Pumpkins! Or you can pick up a 2×4 at your local home improvement store and cut it to the length you want your pumpkins to be, which is what I did.

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Well actually, my husband cut my wood for me because power tools and I don’t always get along. 😉 He cut the pieces to 4, 5, and 6 inches. He also cut pieces of sticks to make my stems – those are about 2 inches long.

I used orange and white chalky-finish paint with a foam brush to paint my pumpkins because that’s what I had in my craft room. You can also use regular acrylic paints (here’s a great set of acrylic paints) – just use whatever you have on hand. I painted 2 coats, letting it dry between coats.

I wanted my pumpkins to have a rustic feel, so I dry brushed them with dark brown chalky-finish paint. (I talked about dry brushing in this post if you need that info.) Then I glued the stems to the top of the pumpkins using E6000 adhesive.

To finish them off, I tied natural jute twine around the stems.

I love how they turned out!

If you want something a little less rustic, skip the dry brushing step and tie some cute ribbons around the stems instead of twine. You could also use a thick dowel or even a cork for your stem. They would be so cute with a Jack-O-Lantern face painted on them. 🎃 Just use your imagination!

I would love to see what you create!

Anita

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