Friday, September 17, 2010

WoODen PUmpKins


I made these wooden pumpkins with the left over scrap from my  Family blocks. Again they were easy and cheap to make which is my kinda craft...

Here's what I did

#1 First I cut my wood in varying sizes and sanded the corners at the top. I also cut smaller pieces for the pumpkin stems and then sanded all my wood.
#2 I added some dimension to the pumpkins by sawing some lines down the front.


#3 Next I painted the pumpkins orange and stems brown. Can I just admit that it took me three coats of orange paint to get the colour I wanted....In the end I used Ceramcoat Acrylic paint in the colour Terra Cotta. When I make two more sets this weekend it should go a lot faster!!

#4 Once completely dry I took my sandpaper and roughed up the edges. I love the distressed look.









36 comments:

  1. Ohhhh...these are AdoRaBle!! LoVe the little grooves you added! CuTE!! Thanks for sharing! BTW...I featured them here:

    http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2010/09/scrap-wood-pumpkins-cute.html

    Thanks again! :)

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  2. Super cute!! I've just saved these in my to do file!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    :)Rachel Berry

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  3. Oh, my!! Those are adorable!!!! I may have to do this with the leftover wood we have around. TFS! Too cute!! :)

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  4. Those are just darling!! I shared them on my tatertots and jello FB page and linked back to you.

    xox
    Jen

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  5. Very cute! Thanks for posting a link! I'm going to move this to the front page.

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  6. These are adorable! Saw via twitter. I'm having an "Open House" link party. Would love you to come link up!

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  7. These are SO cute! I LOVE that you made the lines in them to make it look like bead board. So cute! I think they are on my to do list now. :)
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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  8. Way way cute! I am really on a pumpkin kick right now and these just fed my obsession!

    Jessica at
    mattjessicapope.blogspot.com

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  9. These are so creative and whimsical!

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  10. I just found you through the Creative Crate - What a wonderful blog!! and I LOVE this idea - I just told my hubby to dig up some craft wood for me so i can make some!! (I am determined to decorate this year!!)

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  11. you've won an award over at
    http://jeansandatshirtmom.blogspot.com/

    Go check it out! Thanks

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  12. super cute, I'll be making some of these :)

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  13. Oh these are SO cute! I'd love for you to link it up at sundae scoop! http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  14. THose are soooo cute! I love it! I am going to try those! Thanks so much for sharing! I enjoyed your blog and am now a follower! stop by if you get the chance:
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.co

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  15. Very cute! I love the lines you put into make them more pumpkin-like! I followed your link you left me on my own wooden pumpkins! I guess there's more than one idea for them out there...I've seen quite a few. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. these are so so cute!!! thanks for linking up!! Brooke...curlyqcrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. So simple and so cute! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  18. These are soo cute. Love the lines you added to the front for that added touch.

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  19. i love these! what kind of saw did you use? i M THINKING ABOUT ASKING FOR A SAW for my birthday!

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  20. Soooo creative, and cute!! I love them!!

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  21. These are so cute... and so easy! I just love them!

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  22. Thanks for the awesome idea. Favorite part is the groves you sawed down the front. I just made some of these, and I think they turned out nice. Those grooves were the perfect touch! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    pam{dot}helm{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  23. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I really like how you added the lines on the front for detail and distressed them a bit. Those will look super cute around the house all season long! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

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  24. so DARLING! and i am impressed by you command of power tools. thanks for linking up to a crafty soiree... i'm your newest follower

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  25. I use Ceramcoat all the time. It's kinda weird that they don't have a 'good' orange. I've used cayenne too. But your pumpkins turned out darling!

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link them up to Passion for Paint!

    (btw, sitting right next to me here is my mom's 11 lb. boston, Sadie.)

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  26. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/8-fun-pumpkin-projects/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  27. it killed my today I saw a HUGE dumpest FULL of 2x6 and 2x4 scaps and the owner wouldn't let me have any, and it was hauled to the dump

    this is such a cute craft!!! love it;)

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  28. I love these! Perfect pumpkin goodness!

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  29. I am in love with this tutorial!! I am going to share a link on my blog later this week - do you mind if I use your photo as well?

    I can't wait to make these for myself this weekend!!

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  30. I love your project! One question: how did you attach the stem to the pumpkin? Did I miss it in the instructions? Thanks for replying to me at mhgallego@gmail.com Oh, and Happy Halloween! :oD

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  31. You have inspired me! And so I blogged about you! www.newlifeartworks.com. HAPPY FALL! :)

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  32. I LOVE these! So fun and easy! Thanks for sharing!

    I linked you up on my TUMBLR! http://pinklittlenotebook.tumblr.com/

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  33. What size wood did you use for the pumpkins? They are really cute!

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  34. So Cute! I blog over at http://2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ This Thursday I will be posting a round up of handmade pumpkins. I plan to include this project with a link to your tutorial. Please let me know if you are not OK with that. Great work!

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