Sunday, October 18, 2015

4 x 4 Pumpkins with Stamped Designs

This was one of those really easy crafts that turned out way better than I expected...love those kind of crafts!  And best of all, it was free because I already had all the supplies on hand! Woohoo!
Who knew big ole chunks of leftover wood could be something so pretty!  I love how these turned out!
These 4x4s were left over from our Raised Bed Gardens.  They all started out being 8" tall, but I cut two of them down so that they ended up being one at 8", 7" and 6".  I used the rotary sander to round off the edges and smooth them out before painting.
Now that they are all smooth and ready for paint, I grabbed a paper plate, a sponge brush and my pumpkin orange paint and got to painting.  I did not paint the bottoms, but all other sides got one good coat.
Just one coat of paint so the wood grain could show through.  I love the rustic look so that's what I was going for.
Next I grabbed my white paint and a few stamps and added some designs to my pumpkins. 
Because they were very bold and bright and I wanted to tone them down some, I grabbed my Valspar Antiquing Glaze and swiped some all over and then used a clean cloth to wipe the excess off.
Now they are more subdued in color, but still not rustic enough for my liking.
I took the sander to them again and now I like them! YAY!
Next I went outside in the wood pile and grabbed a stick, cut it down to the sizes I need for stems, hot glued them on and then added some raffia for the final touches.
This design was made using one of those roller type stamps by StampinUp.
The wobbly circles were made by cutting a toilet paper roll length wise and then rolling it into itself to make a smaller circle.  I used packing tape to hold it in place while I used it.
This design was made with a foam stamp I got along time ago at Hobby Lobby.
I enjoyed this little project and how they turned out was so awesome!  Have you made 4x4 pumpkins yet?  I'd like to see them if you have!  Thanks for visiting!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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6 comments:

  1. Love the pumpkins, they are so cute! I really like how you put the patterns on the pumpkins, makes them unique.

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  2. All i can say is I love! Thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.
    Maria

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  3. Super cute! I love making wooden pumpkins. I really like the festive swag behind it too.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  4. Super cute! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. Your pumpkins are SO adorable! I LOVE the fact that you re-purposed chunks of wood for this project-and the stamped designs you chose are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! PINNING!

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