Published on September 24th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain4
2×4 Pumpkin Home Decor
I watched a big truck filled with giant crates drive by the house, one of the pumpkins was huge. Bigger than my round table that seats four.
I wonder what will be done with that one?
It’s always fun to see home decor in the fall.
I love seeing front porches full of pumpkins, mums, scarecrows, corn stalks, etc…
I will enjoy displaying this on our front porch.
I have such limited space, I wanted some thinner pumpkins to add.
I didn’t want big thick pumpkins that rot. So, these lovely wooden ones will hold up nicely, since it’s out of the rain.
Let me show you how easy this 2×4 pumpkin home decor was to make.
You need a piece of 2×4 wood. This is going to be less than $4 for a nice piece of pine.
Cut the pieces to size. You can have this done right at the home improvement store.
Cut pieces that are 14, 12, and 9 inches tall.
Drill several holes in the tops of the blocks, sized to some sticks if you want to use them. I used several that I cut with yard trimmers.
Then I put them in the holes with wood glue so they would stay in.
Skip drilling the tops and glue sticks on top if you don’t have a drill.
Next, I coated the wood with orange paint. I then sanded the edges and each side, and added a brown wash (just water and paint mixed 50/50).
Then, use a thinned down brown paint, and speckle the blocks with it.
Once dry, add in raffia tied around the stem, loop a black piece of wire around the stick, and add some loops to it.
Use pinking scissors to cut out leaf shapes, then add them on with the raffia.
Glue on some twine – threaded buttons.
Lastly, trim a piece of basswood – about 3×4 inches. Cut out a few bits from each side to look like a wooden plank.
Paint and darken the edges with a little stamping ink in dark brown, and use a paint pen to write on the words Pumpkin Patch.
Use a little more black wire to hang the wooden sign.