Monday, October 04, 2010

2x4 Pumpkins

So I was asked to come up with a project for the ladies at my church to do at an activity.  I was told to come up with something that would take 1-1 1/2 hours to make, and cost under $10.  Yikes! Pretty restrictive.  This is the first time I've been asked to come up with the craft and since its sorta my thing, I wanted to make something good.  So 2x4 pumpkins it was, cheap and easy yet super cute.  But of course I had to put my twist on them. Here is my version of the 2x4 pumpkin.

Pretty cute right? I love the pattern added with the scrapbook paper and the big bow.  I also found some paper cover floral wire and added curlies to the bow.  They remind me of the vines pumpkins sometimes have.  I also angled the corners so that the pumpkins would be a little more round.

Here are my two cents on making a 2x4 pumpkin.

Buy a 2x4.  They cost about $2 and you can get two pumpkins out of one.  I had my husband cut them down for me.  The short pumpkin has five 10 inch pieces and a 3 inch piece for the stem.  The short one has six 8 inch pieces and a 3 inch stem piece.  Cut the angles on two of the pieces per pumpkin.

Paint them orange (or brown for the stem) and then get out your palm sander and rough up all the edges.  You can do this by hand too. 

Apply a light coat of stain all over.  This is optional but it tones down the orange and I like the look. Then use modge podge to apply the strips of scrapbook paper.

Hot glue all the pieces together and top with a cute bow.  I made my bow by making two simple bows  and attaching them together and added a curly out of floral wire. And that's it, easy peasy!

Here are a few up close and personal pics of each of the pumpkins.

So what do you think?  I hope all the ladies in my ward like them and we'll have fun making them.  I'll show off pics of all the different combinations after we do them. 

Thanks for reading!

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Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Oh my heck, those are so cute. They would be perfect for our Super Saturday coming up. Darling idea. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Eagleston said...

Those are so cute. You are really making me want to get my craft on.

Valerie said...

Love these! I am hoping to do a family craft night in a few weeks...these will be perfect!

Jessica said...

Way cute! :)

kathie said...

Those are great!! I'm not too crafty (I'm a furniture girl!) but I think with my husband's help, even I could pull that off! Thanks!

Searle said...

Super cute! I wish I was in your ward!!

Melinda said...

love them!!! said...

What a CUTE project!! I may have to try this one out.

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The Loops said...

Adorable! I made similar ones this weekend that I still need to post. Mine were much smaller though. I may have to try your sizes so they can go on the porch. I just started following you. I'll love it if you followed me back!

Pam Emerson said...

These are some of the cutest 2x4 pumpkins I've seen so far! Thanks for sharing :)

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Michelle said...

Oh I love these!!! Ive seen so many versions of these but I like yours the best!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Saw these at TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. These are too cute!

Tasha said...

Stinkin' Cute!!! I love these!!!
I want some!! Now that adds to my list of to-dos!! So excited!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. I am your newest follower!!

Kelsey said...

These are sooo cute! I absolutely love the chunkiness of them! I'm gonna have to scour my garage for scrap wood now :)

Young and Crafty said...

This turned out great! I love the paper and how you chose to round the corners to make a little more pumpkinie!

I would love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday (if you want of course)!

Hannah @

Young and Crafty said...

Thanks so much for linking up to SS!!

Hannah @

Juniel Bingham said...

I made some of these today and although it was a lot of work they are SO darling! Thanks for the idea!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I love, love, love your 2x4 pumpkins! MOst of them I've seen don't cut the corners, but I really like that! Super cute!

Stephanie said...

I just saw this Under the table and,love them. You could sell these for sure! They are just too cute.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Krystal I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Katie @ Not Just Decorating said...

These are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing :) I'm going to be bookmarking these for future reference.

Chris said...

These are beyond cute! What a great idea!

Jennifer said...

So cute, great job!

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