Wood block pumpkins are easy to make and they can be made quickly and inexpensively. You can use items you have on hand to put a set of these together.
I’ve seen variations of wood block pumpkins for years, but I’ve never made a set of them. I decided to make them this year and I was happy with how easy they are to put together.
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Every set that I’ve seen has its own unique look. You can paint these any color that would fit in with your fall décor.
Wood Block Pumpkin Set DIY
Start by choosing your paint color. I’m using a light orange that will go with my coral and green seasonal décor. I primed the blocks with one coat of white paint before adding the orange.
Choose two styles of ribbon that will coordinate well together. I had the checkered ribbon and the polka dot ribbon on hand.
The ribbon strips are hot glued to the blocks and wrapped around to the front. You’ll want to leave one of the strips long enough to tie a bow.
Tie a simple bow from the long piece and then use another piece of ribbon to tie a second bow. Hot glue that one to the ribbon on the blocks.
Tie a small bow from twine and hot glue it on top of the other bows.
Now for the stems. I’m using wine corks, but you could also use twigs from your yard. I’ve seen them made using twisted paper and from raffia.
The wine corks would too tall to use on the wood blocks, so I needed to cut them down. I carefully used a utility knife to slice off the part that I wanted to use for the pumpkin stem.
The cut was angled a little bit because I didn’t want the stems to be perfectly straight on the pumpkins. I rubbed the cut pieces over sand paper to get a smoother surface.
The faux leaves are from a Dollar Tree fall floral. I removed them from the floral and then trimmed off the excess stem.
Two leaves are glued to the top of each pumpkin block and the wine cork stems are glued on top of the leaves.
The finishing touch for my wood block pumpkins was to add a small sign that says “happy fall.”
I used a small piece of sand paper to distress the corners of the wood blocks just enough to have some of the white paint show through.
I’m pleased with how these turned out and they will be a fun addition to my fall décor this year.
If you don’t have any scrap wood blocks to use, you might find some items at a thrift store that could be used to make these. I often see rectangular signs that could be painted and used to make wood pumpkins.
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Scrap Wood Block Pumpkins
Supply List for Scrap Wood Pumpkins
- Wood Blocks
- White Paint
- Orange Paint
- Craft Paint Brushes
- Sand Paper
- Faux Leaves
- Wine Corks
- Small Sign
- Utility Knife
- Hot Glue
I love when I can create seasonal décor without spending any new money, don’t you? Have you made your own wood block pumpkins?
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