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Monday, September 17, 2012

2x4 Pumpkins

As I have mentioned before I am LDS and I am an Activity Days Leader (group of 8-12 year old girls).  The first activity I planned was about a year ago. I had the girls make these cute little pumpkins.  Here is what I did to prepare:

I gathered a few sticks from my yard, and used pruning shears to cut them to about 1 1/2 inches long.

I had my hubby cut a 2x4 to about 7 inches long.

Then I spray painted the 2x4's.

I cut orange scrapbook paper to the same dimensions as the 2x4's.

Then I tore the paper all the way around the outside.

All the girls had to do was Mod Podge the paper on, hot glue the stem on, and twist crepe paper and tie it on their stem.

Pretty easy and made all from stuff I had on hand.

If you liked these, check out my Round up of Handmade Pumpkins

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  1. This is a fun idea. Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. These are so cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  3. Now I'm loving these handmade pumpkins and would love for you to join our Pumpkin Linky Party going on right now. Hope to see you there. Linda

  4. Great looking pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing your talents at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  5. These are so amazingly cute and clever and I love them so much that I pinned! Amazing what a little spray paint and mod podge can create!



  6. Super cute and easy! Thanks for sharing! Stopping over from Sundae Scoops link party!

  7. What a unique idea! I found you via the Homemaker on a Dime Link Party! I am going to follow you now. Please join my new meme that starts on Friday at Diana Rambles.

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  8. What an awesome, easy idea! I pinned it, and by the way, I love your blog title! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  9. How creative! It looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing:)


  10. So cute and creative! Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving :) I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday:

  11. Those turned out adorable! They called it achievement days when I was doing that several years ago and the girls would have loved it!

  12. Simple and cute!! Great idea.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

  13. These are adorable. I think this may be one of my favorite of the many pumpkin crafts going around right now. I love that it's something I could do with my little one and actually have a chance to finish before he lost interest. Thanks so much for sharing.


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