Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wooden pumpkins

You see wooden pumpkins all over Pinterest during the fall holidays and so this should be nothing new for you.  These wooden pumpkins did cost me anything though, since, once again, I hit up my scrap wood pile.  

How much wood is in this pile you might ask?  There's a lot.  See, when I decided to do this month in wood projects, I started collecting wood.  Some of it we had, some of it came from friends and some of it came from the side of the road.  When I am done with this month, I plan on passing a long the majority of my scrap pile to someone else or I will recycle it.  But in the mean time, I am just going to have fun with it!

These particular pumpkins were made from some old treated 4x4s and 4x6s.  A friend of mine bought an old house to use as a rental and these pieces were left in the backyard.  Naturally, she thought of me when she was planning on getting rid of them, so you, I took them!

After they were cut and painted, I nailed a finishing nail in the top.

And for some of them, I stuck a painted cork on them to make the stems and some of them, I used old tree branches.  I just put the piece of cork or wood on the nail and used a hammer to nail them together.

I liked using the treated wood for these because I like the texture they have, to me they look more pumpkin-y, don't you think?

For our Halloween party last year, I made over 30 of these and then gave the kids a bunch of foam eye stickers and stuff so they could decorate them to look like jack-o-lanterns.

So there you go...some simple easy wooden pumpkins!

Make sure to follow my Crafting with Wood Pinterest board too!

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