Thursday, October 10, 2013

4x4 Pumpkins

Hello everyone!  Fall is everywhere we look now.  The leaves are falling, the temperatures are cool and Halloween is right around the corner.  Today I have a project to share with you that has no paper on it whatsoever.  Crazy, right?  Don't worry, I was still able to use my Cricut on it, just not with paper :)  I have seen wooden pumpkins like these a lot.  In person, on the internet with several variations of course.  Here is my take on this popular fall decor.
 I cut 4x4's into three different heights and painted them with an outdoor orange paint.  I didn't know if I wanted them for indoors or outdoors, so I used elements that would be okay outside too.  Then I used a combination of brown, yellow and green paint to add the lines on to make them look more like pumpkins.  The dowel sticks that I used for the stems were a little over an inch in diameter and I used my hot glue gun to wrap them with twine.  I added leaves from a bunch of fake leaves I had in my stash along with some wired berries.  Large brown buttons and a bow of twine finished off each pumpkin.
 I made the sign out of a very thin board that just so happened to be in the garage calling my name for this project :)  The Happy Harvest was cut from tan, olive green, yellow and burgundy vinyl that I had purchased from H&H Sign Supply.  The cutting files for the words were from the Thankful Captions set by SVG Attic.  They were a perfect match for this project!

The embellishment on the sign is almost the same as on top of the pumpkins, except I added some brown, green, and yellow rumpled ribbon.  

Then I just couldn't help myself and had to see how they would look in Halloween mode...and they turned out cute that way too! 
I simply slipped the sign off of them and added black vinyl jack-o-lantern faces.  The faces are from the Pumpkin Patch SVG collection at SVG Attic.  The vinyl is removable and it will peel right off once Halloween is over.  I will put the sign back on and these will be gracing my house until Thanksgiving is over!

If you like the cuts on this project, head on over to SVG Attic and see what files they have!  Plus their files are 50% off for a limited time, so it is the perfect time to pick some up.  This is their newest kit, Winter Wishes.  Isn't it gorgeous?

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I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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  1. Oh, these are so fun!! I absolutely love them!! What fabulous the pumpkin faces!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway!! I appreciate it so much!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. These are great and not too spooky Beth I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #119 PUMPKIN !! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. I Love these Beth! I actually have some wood all cut in the garage waiting for me to do the same to it... just need more time in the day! LOVE what you have done!!!

  4. Super cute& fun!!

    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  5. Awesome project! They look so wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us over @ Decorate to Celebrate.

  6. So cute!!! What a great decoration idea!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

  7. Wow, I love the pumpkins with the cute little hats!

  8. love these beth super cute thank you for joining us at dtc

  9. awesome project!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

  10. Very creative project. Looks great! Love when they are versatile like this. I may use one side for the pumpkins/Halloween and the other side for Fall...if they stay against a wall or in a corner. Nice they can be changed also.
    Have a great day!
    Dee B

  11. oh my GOOMIE, these are adorable! great for porch decor or for a nice big entryway. and you can turn 'em depending on what mood you're in! LOVE! thanks for linking up at the Paper Issues Halloween Linky Party! :)

  12. great projects! thanks for joining our challenge!! jen t. from parade your crafts

  13. You are so creative! I love your projects! Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  14. Wow!!!! What fabulous projects!!!! You are so talented with wood blocks AND paper!

  15. These are AWESOME! I pinned this to Pinterest forever ago and have just never got around to doing them. Yours turned out fabulously! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  16. You did a fantastic job with these pumpkins! I like them both ways. Thanks for joining the Halloween Challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint. Julie, DT member

  17. This is such a fun and festive project. Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper

  18. So creative! I just LOVE those pumpkins!

  19. WOW! Beth what a fantastic festive pumpkins, I LOVE them!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  20. These are super cute and fun! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  21. These are perfect!!!!! TFS CallyAnn

  22. Such a perfect creation! I like your fall-Hallowen scene!
    Thank you so much for joining us at All Crafts Challenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  23. Looks great! I love those pillars, you can drop them off at my house anytime. Such a creative use of so many different elements.

  24. Totally loving these pumpkins and like the way you can turn them from fall to Halloween and back again.

  25. Wow these are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at my Craft My Life-All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)