Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2x4 wood pumpkins

My favorite medium to use is wood.  My brother works for a window and door company and he has access to free 2x4's which he cuts down and gives to me to finish.  Here are a few pumpkins I have made using 2x4's.  Enjoy!
For this first project, you will need the following:
2x4's {mine are 6" tall}, mod podge {I love this stuff}, wood stain, and your favorite paper {I love using Basic Grey} Not shown: twig, fabric scrap, hot glue and buttons. Cut the paper and mod podge it to your wood. Then stain the whole thing {I use Minwax in dark walnut}.  Once the stain is dry, glue your twig, fabric and buttons.  Then sit back and admire your work.

This next one uses 4" 2x4's, 1" wood squares, and raffia.  This one is pretty simple. Just paint and sand your wood, then glue the 'stem' and raffia.

And, because Halloween is right around the corner, I had to make some Jack-o-Lanterns.  This is still using 4" boards. I also used Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge. Again, just paint the wood, glue the stem and attach vinyl.
{prices are shown on them because I recently had these at a local boutique}

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Brooke said...

These are adorable! I have some little blocks of wood- I should do this!

Vicky said...

Those came out great! What an inexpensive way to get some fun Halloween decor. I am a new follower from the Show and Tell Blog Hop. Vicky from www.messforless.net

Judy said...

Those are super cute. What a clever idea. I would love for you o come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

Q @ JAQS said...

That's a great idea !

Love for you to link up at:
"Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html