My 9-year-old daughter came home with the most adorable craft last week. She made the cutest 2x4 pumpkins with her activity days group. I just had to share them with you all!
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I tried to find the craft online to give credit to a blogger, but variations of 2x4 pumpkins are all over the web. Thanks to my friend Angie for this cute variation.
Here's what you need to make this fun Fall craft:
- Orange and green paint
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Miter box and saw
- 2x4 wood scraps
- ¾" wooden dowel
- Sand 2x4 scraps to smooth rough edges. Round corners if desired.
- Using miter box and saw, cut dowel into pieces at an angle to create the bent stem.
- Paint the "pumpkins" and "stems" and allow to dry.
- Using hot glue, attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin.
- Dress up the pumpkin by tying coordinating ribbon and raffia around the stem.
Done! Easy, peasy!
If you want more of a Halloween feel to your 2x4 pumpkins, go ahead and stencil or paint on Jack-0-lantern faces. I like the plain pumpkins best because they work for decorations for October and November. (I'm all about decorations that last!)
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These are adorable!I love the rustic look to them.
Thanks, Emily. I was really proud of my daughter. She was excited to bring home something that we could put up in the house.
Cute holiday idea! I am going to stash these away for my daughter's class party project.
Thanks, Nicole. Good luck with the class party! (Been there -- done lots of those! Be sure to check out my Halloween BINGO. That's always a hit at class parties.)
What a cute idea! For younger kids, you could try this with juice boxes! Of course, this wouldn't last long - but it would be a fun project.
What a fun idea, Alicia! I might just have to try that!
I love all these non-pumpkin pumpkins! Ours tend to rot so fast, it would be nice to have a backup, or ones we can put on our mantle or around the house. So cute!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All
These are all terrific craft ideas. The sock pumpkins are super cute and squishy looking.
Thanks, Val. My little girl was very proud that she made something all by herself for the house.
What a great fall decor idea and an excellent way to use lumber scraps. They really have a rustic, country feel to them too.
Thanks, Marcie. I like the rustic feel, too. My daughter had fun with this project.
Love it - you could title the article "Redneck Pumpkins"! I think I have extra scrap lying around...
Thanks, Scott. That would be a fun article title!
Thanks for sharing this cute pumpkin.
You're welcome, Rahul. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Kenapa Vivobook Pro
Love it – you could title the article “Redneck Pumpkins” Thanks for sharing this cute pumpkin.