Another fall decor project I found on Pinterest and created, was this adorable wooden pumpkin. The inspiration, again, came from Clover House. I loved how simple it was to make and that it goes along with the candy corns I made. Below are the instructions on how I made this cute 2×4 pumpkin. I hope that you are inspired to make your own pumpkin to decorate your house with this fall season.
Wooden Pumpkin Decor
- 4 -2×4’s measuring 2 at 6″ & 2 at 7″
- 1 -2 1/2″ tall by 1″ square
- Raffia Ribbon
- Orange Paint
- Brown Paint
- Maroon Paint
- Paint Brush
- Glue Gun
To start out with I measured and cut all four pieces of my 2×4’s. After all four pieces were cut, I took and sanded all the edges down and rounded them a bit.
Once all the pieces were sanded, I took some orange paint and painted them all orange. Then to get the color I wanted for painting the stem, I took some brown and maroon paint and mixed them together until I had the color I was looking for. After all the pieces were painted and dry, I took and sanded them with my palm sander to give them more of a rustic look.
To assemble my pumpkin I glued the two 7″ piece together so that all the edges were flush with each other. Then I glued the two 6″ pieces on, one on each side, and left half a inch on the bottom and top so that they were centered on 7″ pieces. To attached the steam, I just put a little bit of hot glue where I wanted it to be and held the steam there until the glue was dry. To give my pumpkin more of a unified look with my candy corns, I took some raffia and tied a bow around the steam.
I love how simple and easy this pumpkin was to make. I also love that it looks great and gives our house a another touch of fall without being overdone. Who knows, maybe next year I’ll make myself a little pumpkin patch!