Can you believe it’s almost November? That means it’s time to start making Thanksgiving preparations, for me at least. I know some of you have moved on to Christmas, but since I host people at my home, I’ve got to keep fall alive for another few weeks. So, in the spirit of rustic love, I have another wood pumpkin craft to show you today. I made a set of Jack-o-lanterns and a little Frankenstein about a month ago, but these primitive pumpkins are definitely different!
I have a bunch of wood blocks, which the Hubby so kindly cut and sanded for me. In fact, I may have to start building some large dominoes or building blocks for the kiddos after the holidays! Anyway, this is what I started with.
My original plan was to paint them orange and write some appropriate words for Thanksgiving on each block. But, I didn’t like how they turned out, so I completely scrapped that plan and painted them to look like old, worn wood. This took several coats of various colors and some serious sanding. Then, I attached some pieces of cut cork to the top of the blocks so that they would have stems.
They still needed a little something extra, so I found some wood cutouts from my stash, and painted them with copper-colored metallic spray paint from Rustoleum. Any brand of paint would work, but this one just happens to be my favorite.
I glued the pieces onto the wood blocks, added some twine ribbon around the cork stems, and these babies were done!
When one of my kids said that these looked more like old wood blocks than pumpkins, I took that as a compliment. I usually like the color orange, especially for fall, but for some reason, I’m keeping things lighter this year.
One thing about these pumpkins is that they go with any color scheme. They may not fit in an ultra modern home, but that’s definitely not a problem around here!
Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving yet? If so, are you hosting, or do you get to do the visiting? I’d love to know!
Thanks for visiting me, and I hope you’re having a great day!