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 on them 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.
The blocks are painted orange, lightly distressed with a power sander and the edges inked 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- it’s called distressing, duh! and it’s my craft, just go back in the house, pleaz….
The pumpkin stems are cut from a 1″ wooden dowel, painted brown, wrapped with green 20 gauge wire.
I used a die cutting machine to cut out the pumpkin leaves but you could easily hand cut leaves out of green card stock too. To add a little bit of dimension on to the leaves, I embossed them with a swirl embossing folder.
I adhered the pumpkins together in a cluster using Glue Lines® but hot glue would also work well too then tied the Wood Block Pumpkins together with a burlap ribbon. Since this will be a centerpiece on my Thanksgiving table, I stamped the word Thankful, adhered it on to a skewer and adhered it on to the Wood Block Pumpkin centerpiece.
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