2×4 Wood Pumpkin

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   Fall is my most favorite season, and I love to decorate for it!  I’m always on the lookout for easy, inexpensive and cute decor, and this 2×4 wood pumpkin fits the bill!

2x4 wood pumpkin | simplykierste.com

 LOVE it!!!  2×4 wood is so inexpensive, and because you can get several sets out of one board, this makes it the perfect project to do with someone (or as a group), or for gifts.


-2×4, cut into four 7 inch pieces

-orange spray paint or craft paint

-dark stain

-lint free cloth


-green ribbon


1.  Paint the front, skinny edges of your wood pieces.   You can paint the whole thing if you prefer, but I like the contrast that the wood gives it on the edges.  Let it dry completely.

2.  Sand the edges and front as much as you like!  Take a lint free cloth, dip it in the stain, blot, then rub it gently along the edges and front where you sanded.  A little goes A LONG way, so start out with a tiny bit and add more if you need it.

3.  Tie your ribbon around the blocks, and you’re done!!!

Super simple, darling, and cheap. Can’t beat that!


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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

34 thoughts on “2×4 Wood Pumpkin

  1. i love this…and im so happy that i have all the stuff to make it….Thanks for sharing..

  2. Adorable! What would it look like with the wood going vertically, though? I'm thinking it would be kind of like the "stripes" on a pumpkin.

  3. This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing – Have a great week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  5. Love this idea!! I have sooo many 2 x 4's in my garage from my husband, now I know what I can do with them!!! Thanks! :)

  6. These are so stinkin' cute! I am going to attempt to make them. You have inspired me. Although I am not a crafty person! So I have to ask…the minwax stain goes on after you sand the orange paint? Is this to preserve?

  7. Seriously women, you really know wood! Love the ideas you give….simple….easy and absolutely adorable! You are my type of crafty girl.

  8. Katie–I think you should definitely try it vertical, and then send me pics! Great idea!

    Allthingsgirly–Any vinyl I use, I get from the site listed in my right hand sidebar. I have been using them for years, and they're great!

    The Tiptons–Yes, I stain after I paint and sand the edges. The stain is what gives it its weathered appearance. You don't need a lot–I just dab on cloth in the stain, apply it to the wood, and rub any excess off. great question!

  9. I think this would be even cuter if you did the stripes going up and down instead of side to side. Then it would look a little bit more like a pumpkin! Very cute idea!

  10. I am blown away by the awesomness of this adorable and simple idea! I am so doing this!

  11. I love these – so cute and so easy! Now to rumage through my scrap wood pile….

  12. Do you mind me asking what color you used for your orange. It's perfect — not too orangey!

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