Make your own Holiday Survival Kit

Make your own Holiday Survival Kit

A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends, family, neighbors, and more! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect!

A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link-up! I’m co-hosting this link party with some awesome bloggers and each month we share our ideas with you. Join in the fun- link up with us below! Once you’ve seen my holiday survival kit, check out what the other co-hosts have made this month as well!

This month our theme is DIY Gifts!

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Holiday Survival Kit

Supplies

Create your holiday survival kit

First, grab the FREE printable by completing the form.

  1. Once you have the printable, print out a whole sheet, roll it up, and add it to your gift
    OR
    Cut out the sayings for the items you’d like to include in your gift and attach the to each item.
  2. Customize your gift to make it perfect for your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers!
  3. Put it in a cute holiday gift bag and you’re set!

Here are some of the items you could include:

A Jingle Bell to ring in the season.
Bubbles to help us remember the wonder of the season
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

A Candle to light the way.
A Candy Cane to catch anyone sneaking out of bed.
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

An Empty Coin Purse to remember those who have nothing.
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

Earplugs in case any carolers get out of hand.
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

Tape because it’s always missing.
Ribbon for when you’re ready to wrap things up.
A holiday survival kit makes a great gift for friends and family! You can swap things around to customize your gift and make it perfect! DIY Gift

 

What are your favorite DIY Gifts?
Please share below!

Inspire My Creativity, Stop losing ribbons with this DIY hair bow holder, a cute and easy way to organize your space.

Meet Your Hosts

Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

Be sure to check out the other hosts’ creations!

Inspire My Creativity Link Party, A new theme each month- see what we’ve made and share your projects too! Craft, create, DIY, paint, how to make, projects

Last month’s theme was embroidery hoops!
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

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DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder, Handmade Holidays

DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder, Handmade Holidays

A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen – or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 

A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 

This post is part of the Homemade Holidays Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Be sure to check out the ideas from the other co-hosts
and
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Homemade Holidays Blog Hop and Giveaway! A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder

Supplies Needed

Make your Tablet Holder

Stand

  1. Open hinge and place on the back of the cutting board with the long end folded in. There should be a little space between the end of the stand and the edge of the cutting board so it will sit at an angle. Adjust until you like the placement.
  2. Open the stand so it’s by the cutting board handle.
    A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  3. Use a pencil to mark the holes for the hinge.
    A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  4. Move the hinge and gently screw the screws partway into the marks to help them get going. (Be sure the screws aren’t too long- you don’t want them to come through the front of the board.)
    A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  5. Remove screws and line the hinge back into place on the board.
  6. Insert screws and secure.
    A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  7. If you’ll be placing the tablet holder on a surface which might scratch, place a thin line of hot glue on the tip of the stand.

*note- the hinge I used is really stiff so it will stay in place when opened a bit for the stand. If your hinge isn’t stiff, take a piece of ribbon, tie it on the leg of the hinge, measure the distance you’d like the hinge to open, then glue the ribbon to the back of the board to prevent slipping.
A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 

Tablet rest

  1. Measure the distance across the front of the cutting board then subtract an inch. 
  2. Measure a length of the paint stir stick to that length. 
  3. Using a fine saw, cut the stir stick. This saw came from Harbor Fright and worked really well. A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.   A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  4. Sand any rough edges. 
  5. Mark where you want to place the tablet rest near the bottom of the cutting board. About 1/2″ to 3/4″ is a good distance.
    A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  6. Place a fine line of glue on one long edge of the stir stick piece and glue on. Lay the holder down and let the glue thoroughly dry.
    A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 
  7. If you want to personalize, stencil, paint, or use vinyl to add decorations. 
  8. Make this into a bigger present with a new tablet!

That’s it! Enjoy your tablet holder!

Homemade Holidays Blog Hop and Giveaway! A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.

Homemade Holidays Blog Hop and Giveaway! A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.

Homemade Holidays Blog Hop and Giveaway! A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.

Homemade Holidays Blog Hop and Giveaway! A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.

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A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.   A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen - or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful. 

Miniature Blog Hop: Dobby’s Door

Miniature Blog Hop: Dobby’s Door

Make Dobby’s Door using an elf door kit! It’s time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby’s Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors! Look for the discount and giveaway at the end of this post!

Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!

This post is sponsored by miniatures.com. All content and opinions are my own. 

Welcome to a Miniature Blog Hop with discount codes and a giveaway!

I’m so excited to be participating in this elf door blog hop sponsored by miniatures.com! I’ve had such a fun time working with their products! I even grabbed a Fairytale Elf Door so I can make a Book Fairy Door – coming soon!

If you have any Harry Potter fans at your house, this would be a really fun project for you! See below for a discount code for miniatures.com and make your own!

Supplies

Enchanted Elf Door Vignette Kit
Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!

Sock (Red and White Stocking)

Cast Iron Cauldron

Classic Aged Bronze Doorknobs with Keys

2”H Folding Stepladder

Snowy Owl

Red Bakers’ Twine

Paint – white & light tan

Scrapbook paper, wood grain

Miniature clothespin

Tip of a stick (for a wand)

Glue

Make Dobby’s Door with your Elf Door Kit

  1. Paint your elf door.
    I used a dry brush stroke by getting a little white paint on the end of my dry paintbrush. Brush a little on a paper to get any blobs worked in then gently apply the paint to the door using long strokes. Don’t over brush unless you want a fully coated door instead of a rustic look.
    Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!
  2. Paint the base a solid color – I used light tan for this.
  3. Cover the back portion of your shelf using scrapbook paper (or paint it to match the color of the base).
    Trim corners to help it fold over then put a very light coat of glue on the front of the board and stick the paper down. Fold the edges of the paper around and glue to back of board.
    Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!
  4. Attach base to the back portion of the shelf using screws provided.
  5. Create a banner for Dobby’s door using this free printable.
    Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!
    Cut out and glue to bakers’ twine. When dry, drape over the back of the shelf and secure with glue.
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  6. Hang the sock on Dobby’s door by cutting two pieces of bakers’ twine and attaching them around the door to form a swag, then attach the sock using a miniature clothespin.
    Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!
  7. Make little pompoms.
    Wrap bakers’ twine around two tines of a large fork about 1/3 of the way down, then wrap string around the middle of the string on the fork, tie, and cut the ends of the loops to form pompom.
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    Leave one string long and tie together to form decoration. Tie the two tiny keys from the doorknobs together and hang with the pompoms.
    Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!
  8. Make a mini-rug for the cauldron to sit on.
    Cut three pieces of bakers’ twine about 28″-30″ long. Tie together on one end. Braid the yarn loosely and secure with another knot. *tip: It’s easier to brad if you stick the first knot between the tines of a fork and place something on the fork to keep it in place. Twist the fork as you go.
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    Twist the braid around itself and secure on the back with needle and thread or hot glue.
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    Continue around until you reach the end of the braid. Tuck the knot underneath and stitch or glue in place.
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  9. Glue on the doorknob, place the cauldron, stepladder, owl (gotta have Hedwig!), wand, and other details where you’d like them to be.
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    Isn’t Hedwig awesome!?! I love this little owl!
  10. Find the perfect spot to enjoy Dobby’s Door!
    I tried it on the wall and on the floor and loved them both!
    Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!

Notes: I LOVE that this kit is so well prepared. The holes are pre-drilled and countersunk and has a really nice surface. I also love the precision cuts on the door and ladder. I didn’t have to correct anything- they were well built and darling. The ladder is easy to adjust but you’ll want to be sure to secure it at the hinge – it’s loosely built so it won’t break when you move it around.
Stay tuned for door number 2 – coming soon!

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Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art   Simply snowballs ornament is a quick holiday project with a classic, elegant look. It's an easy project for kids and great when you need a simple Christmas gift. Would be perfect for teachers, neighbors, friends, grandparents and more!

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Make Dobby's Door using an elf door kit! It's time for the Miniature Blog Hop and $100 GIVEAWAY! See how you can make your own Dobby's Door, grab a discount code, and check out the other elf doors!

Embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project is perfect for an office, living room, or anywhere you’d like to add a modern flavor. Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art!

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link-up! I’m co-hosting this link party with some blogging friends and each month we share our ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We’d love you to join in the fun- link up with us below! Once you’ve seen my embroidery hoop wall art, check out what the other co-hosts have made this month as well!

This month our theme is Embroidery Hoops! There were so many projects I’d love to try and I finally settled on wall art. Here’s how you can make your own!

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I’d receive a small commission to help keep the lights on at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Supplies

One 4” wooden embroidery hoop

Two 6″ wooden embroidery hoops

Three 10″ wooden embroidery hoops (really 2 1/2. I like the look of an odd number of large hoops, so I only used five of the six halves.)

Three shades of craft paint- I used various grays

Sponge brush

Wood glue

E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Small flathead screwdriver

Sandpaper

Make your embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

1. Separate the inner and outer rings of the embroidery hoops.

2. Remove the hardware from your hoops using a small flathead screwdriver by carefully prying the metal off.

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

3. Use wood glue to fix any cracks and to attach the ends of the wood back together. Also add some glue to help fill up the holes from the hardware.
*hint- sometimes all you have to do is put the glue in and the ends will push together. If the hoop is warped or just not lining up, apply plenty of glue, push ends together and wrap a small paper around the area. Be sure the wood pieces are touching in the center and put a clothespin over the area to hold it.
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4. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

5. Pull any paper off that isn’t laying flat and glued down.

6. Sand the areas you’ve glued to leave a nice surface. Also sand any other rough spots you’ve noticed.

7. Paint your circles. Lean on something to dry so it doesn’t stick to your surface.
Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
This wood really soaked up the paint- I used close to half a bottle of each shade (2 oz bottles similar to these). It took two coats for an even color.

Here’s how I divided up the colors: 

Light gray – one 4″, one 8″, two 10″ circles
Medium gray – two 8″, one 10″ circle
Dark gray – one 4″, one 8″, two 10″ circles

8. Once the glue is dry, find a large flat area where you’ll be able to leave your project for several hours once it’s glued. Cover the area with newspaper in case glue drips.

9. Arrange the hoops until you like how they look.

10. Using a toothpick, put little blobs (about the size of a small pea) of E6000 each place where the hoops meet. If you have hoops on the top layer that only touch one other hoop (like my 4″ light gray hoop at the top), put a spoon or something under the other side to hold it up while the glue dries.

About E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive:

I like this glue because it REALLY holds! I tried hot glue first and it just fell apart. I’ve used this glue for other projects and loved how it’s worked. I couldn’t find it at my local store but you can find E6000 on Amazon here. Also, it has a strong smell and takes a couple hours to dry so you’ll want to choose a spot where that won’t be a problem. It comes in a metal tube that only needs to be squeezed a tiny bit to get some out. It doesn’t take a lot so the tube lasts a long time.

11. When the adhesive is dry, carefully pick up your hoop art. Watch to be sure everything was properly glued and is holding together.

12. Hang using dressmaker pins or small nails. I used pins because they don’t really show and I was able to bend them a little for a stronger hold.

Enjoy! I really love how this looks over my couch!

Embroidery hoops make easy work of this modern wall art! This project could be displayed in an office, a living room, or anywhere you’d like a bit of modern decor. Inspire My Creativity Link Up, Make your own DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Don’t miss the next link party- join the community to hear all about it!

What have you made with embroidery hoops?
Please share below!

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Meet Your Hosts

Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty

Be sure to check out the other hosts’ creations!


Inspire My Creativity Link Party, A new theme each month- see what we’ve made and share your projects too! Craft, create, DIY, paint, how to make, projects

Did you make your own embroidery hoop wall art? I’d love to hear how it worked for you in the comments!

Last month’s theme was FALL! See what projects were shared!

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40 Christmas traditions to make the holidays more meaningful. They’ll cost you very little or nothing at all, but will help make the holidays special with memories that will last a lifetime.   Chocolate chips get a delicious twist with pumpkin spice cookies! Perfect for Fall or when you're craving all things pumpkin! Free printable recipe

Make your own spooky doormat for Halloween

Make your own spooky doormat for Halloween

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It’s fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!
Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!
Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

Supplies

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Supplies

Black door mat

1/2″ to 3/4″ Painter’s tape, duct tape, or masking tape

Sponge brush

White paint

Make your spooky doormat

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

  1. Create the outline of a design using duct tape. Remember the inside line of the tape needs to be the outside line of the design.I made a ghost because it was easy!

    Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

  2. Using your sponge brush, dab paint on the inside of your designs.
  3. Let the paint dry then remove the tape.Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!
  4. Touch up any spots that may need it.

That’s it! Enjoy your spooky doormat!

Get ready for Halloween with your own spooky doormat! It's fun and easy to make decoration to brighten up your doorway!

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2×4 Pumpkins!

2×4 Pumpkins!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2×4 pumpkins! It’s a quick and easy DIY project. Would be great for craft project parties!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

Supplies

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Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

2″ x 4″ – repurposed works great!

1/2″ x 1/2″ or 3/4″ x 3/4″ wood

Sandpaper

Raffia – orange for white pumpkins, natural for orange pumpkins

Paint- orange or white

Paintbrush – cheap brushes work great for this

Glue

Make your 2×4 Pumpkins

  1. Cut your 2×4 into three lengths: 3 inches, 4.5 inches, and 6 inches. If you’re doing just one or all the same size, 4.5 looks great!
    If you don’t want to cut the wood yourself, you can ask the hardware store it cut it for it when you purchase.
  2. Cut 1/2″ x 1/2′ wood into segments: 1″, 1.25″, and 1.5″.
  3. Sand edges of wood. It doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth- just enough you won’t get slivers.
  4. Using a dry paintbrush, dip the very end of the brush in paint. You don’t want a lot of paint here unless you’re going for a solid color instead of the dry brush look. Try a few strokes on a paper before moving to wood. Leave the ends unpainted.Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project! Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
  5. Once the paint is dry, glue the stem on top.
    Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
  6. Let the glue dry then tie a raffia bow around the stem.
    Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

    Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!
  7. Write the date on the bottom so you can remember which year you made your awesome 2×4 pumpkin!Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

Enjoy!

I might have gotten a little carried away making pumpkins…

Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!  Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project! Get ready for Fall with these easy 2x4 pumpkins! It's a quick and easy DIY project. Would be a fun party project!

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