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!
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2″ x 4″ – repurposed works great!
1/2″ x 1/2″ or 3/4″ x 3/4″ wood
Paintbrush – cheap brushes work great for this
Make your 2×4 Pumpkins
- 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.
- Cut 1/2″ x 1/2′ wood into segments: 1″, 1.25″, and 1.5″.
- Sand edges of wood. It doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth- just enough you won’t get slivers.
- 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.
- Once the paint is dry, glue the stem on top.
- Let the glue dry then tie a raffia bow around the stem.
- Write the date on the bottom so you can remember which year you made your awesome 2×4 pumpkin!
I might have gotten a little carried away making pumpkins…