These cute self-standing pumpkin crafts are super cute and easy to make. Since they stand on their own they have endless ways to decorate with them.
You could easily get 3 few pumpkins out of one 8 ft piece. At $4 a piece, that’s a cost of $1.30 per pumpkin! These are a great profitable addition to sell with your other fall crafts.
- 2×2″ furring strip – actual dimensions are 1.5×1.5″ (at least 3 foot long)
- wood glue
- stain or paint
- rafia or twine
- Miter saw
- wood clamps
- Sandpaper to hand sand or orbital sander
Follow these steps:
Cut two pieces at 8 inches long of your 2×2.
Cut one piece at 9 inches long at a 20 degree angle. From long point to bottom will be 9 inches.
Add a bead of wood to the two outside pieces. Put the glue on the inside side. Run your finger down the bead to smooth it out.
Then flip the them over so the glue hits the middle piece and press together.
Get two scrap piece of wood and put on outsides to protect your pumpkin from dents. Then clamp you pieces together. Be sure to press down so the pieces don’t bow and make sure the ends are even and straight.
After letting dry for a few hours, remove the clamps and sand the face and edges.
Stain or paint your color of choice. I used Varathane stain here for the blue and minwax Honey for the stem.
Leave the “stem” and stain the last. Use a piece of tape to help you not overlap. The video below shows how I stained mine.
For the shorter pumpkin, the two outside pieces are 6 inches long and the middle one is 7 inches long.
I dry brushed this with white paint for a different look!
Add rafia or twine to finish off!
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