I really love to do crafty projects-especially fall ones. Of all the things I have made for my house probably 80% are fall oriented. This year as I was unloading my box of decorations I fell in love all over again with my square pumpkins and thought they would be fun to post. I got the idea for these when I was at Roberts making a Halloween card. I made mine a little different than theirs. That is why I like this project- there is a lot of personalization that can go into it. I will tell you what I used then you can make it fit your personality.
What You Need
1 4x4 cut into a 6in, 5 in and 4 inch rectangle these are the pumpkins- (we actually used an old fence post I like the weathered look)
1 dowel I used 1/2 inch but you may like yours wider... cut 3 1 inch stems or shorter you choose:)
rafia in orange and green
Orange and green acrylic paint- my orange is Americana brand "Burnt Orange" the green was dark green but I can't remember exactly
-First Cut and sand your pumpkins to the desired texture
-paint all three blocks orange you can paint all the sides but I left the bottom brown
- when they are dry sand the edges; I rounded my edges and corners and roughed up the sides a bit for the weathered look
-for the stems I rounded the top a little before I painted- then paint green- after it is dry sand with sandpaper until desired look has been achieved.
-hot glue stems top middle of painted orange blocks and you have a pumpkin.
-I used rafia to tie around in a bow. You could also use wire twisted to look like vines, ribbon, leaves or whatever else
This was a simple craft that was so much fun. I thought I should share it. Every year when I pull them out I love them more.
Hope you enjoy