Wood 2×4 Pumpkin Craft

by Katie on October 29, 2014

Just so you know, I’m totally obsessed with fall decorations! The pumpkins, leaves, scarecrows…I just LOVE it all. This easy wood 2×4 pumpkin craft made a nice addition to my collection this year! It’s easy, cheap and very festive…what’s not to love about that!

I’m sure a lot of you have most of the things on hand…so it makes them super cheap!

Wood Pumpkin {2x4} Craft - so easy and simple to make plus they cost next to nothing to make!
I first saw the idea for these pumpkin at Today’s Fabulous Finds and I knew that they would be a great craft to make at our ladies craft night at church. Just last week we had our craft night and it was a ton of fun.

I made up cute bags that included everything that each lady needed so that they could give them as a gift OR just take their new craft home in style. The packaging makes the craft, right? I love cute packaging.

Ladies Craft Night - Wood Pumpkin Set

I meant to take some photos during the craft night so you could see first-hand how easy it is to make these, but I got busy making sure everyone had what they needed so I didn’t get to it. ¬†Trust me – there is nothing to these. ¬†They are super simple and great to make for yourself, with your kids, or for a ladies craft night!

Here is what you need:
2×4 cut into 3 pieces (4″, 6″ and 8″)
orange craft paint
brown craft paint
sandpaper
foam paint brush (2)
tree branch pieces (3)
toppings of choice: ribbon, fabric scraps, raffia, paper wrapped floral wire

Directions:
Sand the edges of the wood pieces so they aren’t rough and you don’t get splinters.

Paint your pumpkins with the orange craft paint. Let dry (takes about 10 minutes) and come back and paint another coat. Let dry. Mix a little brown paint and water and paint the pumpkins lightly. Take a paper towel and wipe off the excess. You just want the brown paint to get in the grain of the wood…so you don’t need much.

Once the pumpkins are dry, glue the branch pieces on top. Add ribbons, raffia, paper wrapped floral wire or whatever you want!

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