Wooden 2x4 pumpkin craft idea

How to Make a 2×4 Pumpkin in 5 Easy Steps

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Wooden pumpkins are the best because they never rot or get stinky right? You can keep your favorite pumpkins forever. Adding wooden pumpkins to my fall decor is my favorite thing to do. The September Pinterest Challenge was the perfect time to make this 2×4 pumpkin.

It’s time for the September Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is all about (monthly theme) projects. I was inspired by this pin to make these scrap wood pumpkins.

DIY Fall 2x4 Wood Book Stack Craft Idea My goal this year is to keep creating projects that use up our scrap wood pile. Last year I made these wooden pumpkin blocks with 2×6. There are many ways to paint these pumpkins. If you choose to use the chalk paint, you will have to wait for the clear wax to dry. You can also use a mix of orange and brown craft paint to get the same effect of the wax and the chalk paint. Do what works best for you. Chalk paint and antique wax to paint the 2x4 pumpkins

Materials for DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkins

2 2×4 8” 2 2×4 6” 1 1×2 1” Folkart Home Decor Chalk Paint in Monarch Folkart Clear Wax/Antique Wax Plaid Flat Paint Brush Set Lint Free Cloth Saw 220 Grit Sandpaper Wood Glue

Let’s Learn How to Make 2×4 Pumpkin in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1 is to cut and sand the 2×4 to the sizes listed above

2x4 Cut to Make the Pumpkin decor for fall

Step 2 is to paint your 2×4 with orange chalk paint

Only paint the parts of the pumpkin that show and two coats of Antique Wax” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>chalk paint will give it a nice finish. Painted scrap wood 2x4 pumpkins for a fall craft

Step 3 is to use the lint free cloth and add on the Folkart Clear Wax

Wait 24 hours and apply the Antique Wax. Wipe on the antique wax and wipe it off. The longer you leave it on, the darker the wood will be. Scrap wood 2x4 pumpkin painted with chalk paint and antique wax

Step 4 is to use wood glue and glue the 2×4’s together to create the pumpkin for fall decor.

Glue the scrap wood with the 6 inch piece on top, both 8 inch pieces in the middle and the other 6 inch piece on the bottom using wood glue.

Step 5 is to paint and glue on the stem (1×2)

Using antique wax to paint the stem for the pumpkin decor After you glue on the stem, you can add on twine or berries around the pumpkin stem. I painted the stem with the antique wax. Top of 2x4 Pumpkin Craft Are you in love with this DIY wood pumpkin? I sure am, I’m thinking I need a big one for outside! It looks falltastic with the other fall decor and goes so well with my rustic charming fall decorations. I love looking at my decorations, knowing that I made them. Wooden 2x4 pumpkin craft idea Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! You can never have enough! 2x4 fall craft to make a pumpkin

For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

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My Pinterventures  •  Cookies Coffee and Crafts  
Farm Girl Reformed  •  Slices of Life
Decorate and More with Tip  •  Purple Hues and Me
Life Beyond Kitchen  •  Mom Home Guide
My Family Thyme  •  EyeLoveKnots  •  Our Good Life
Pretty DIY Home   Elle Marie Home  •  Create with Cynthia

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.