I just LOVE Fall decorations. Making these Wood Block Pumpkins has been on my “to-do list” for a while now. I’ve seen a variety of wood pumpkins on Pinterest and decided to create my own spin by using supplies I have on hand and a piece of scrap wood out in the garage.
Wood Block Pumpkins
I cut the wood blocks at 6, inches 8 inches, 10 inches and 12 inches long from a 1.5 x 3 inch piece of wood. I used my jigsaw to cut them to the lengths I wanted. Sorry, I don’t have a before picture of the wood being cut but it was just a plain wood board. Nothing pretty.
I painted the blocks orange, lightly distressed them with a power sander and inked the edges with brown stamping ink. True story: When I was outside distressing my freshly painted blocks, hubs comes outside and says “Why are you sanding them? Didn’t you just paint them?” Ha- yes, I did and it’s called distressing. It’s my craft, just go back in the house, pleaz….
I made the pumpkin stems cut from a 1 inch wooden dowel, that I cut in to stem pieces and painted them brown then wrapped with green 20 gauge wire.
I used a die cutting machine to cut out the pumpkin leaves. If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you could easily hand cut leaves out of green card stock. To add a little bit of dimension on to the leaves, I embossed them with a swirl embossing folder.
Since this will be a centerpiece on my Thanksgiving table, I stamped the word Thankful, on to a piece of card stock, adhered the sentiment on to a wood skewer and placed it on to the Wood Block Pumpkin centerpiece.
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