How To: Wood Block Pumpkins
August 23, 2022

How To: Wood Block Pumpkins

It's (almost) fall y'all! We have fabulous new Mesh Stencil designs dropping for the season. Watch Lianep from DIY Beauty on Purpose use the NEW Birds and Buttercups Mesh Stencil to create wooden fall décor pieces. Don't miss it; we can't wait to see what you make!

Shop What She Used:

Additional Supplies:

  • Wood Blocks
  • Short Wood Branches (for pumpkin stems)
  • Jute or Twine
  • Fall Leaves (fake or real)



Step One - Prep!
Cut a 2x4 or other scrap wood into three rectangles (one tall, one medium, one short). Overall, they may be as tall or short as you like. Lianep made hers 11", 9", and 7" tall from tallest to shortest. 
Step Two - Paint!
Paint each block a different color using the One Step Paint. You may pick other colors than what Lianep used, and you could also paint each block the same base color.
Step Three - Stencil!
Once the paint is fully dry, peel the Birds and Buttercups Mesh Stencil off of it's backing and lay over the front of the first block. Rub the stencil firmly into the wood to make sure it is adhered very well.
Use the Angled Squeegee with the Gel Art Ink to spread the Ink over the Stencil, making sure to cover all areas.
Once done, slowly peel the stencil away from the wooden block (if you see any unpainted areas as you're removing the stencil, just lay it back down and add more paint over that area). Once fully removed, immediately wash with warm water and mild soap or put into a bath of water to soak. Once all of the paint is washed off of the stencil, lay it adhesive side up to air dry. 
Once the stencil is fully dry, repeat as desired on the other wooden blocks.
Step Four - Decorate!
Attach the wood branch pumpkin stems to the top of your painted wooden blocks. You may drill a hole and use a dowel to attach or you may use hot glue.
Take several strands of the jute and tie them around the base of the pumpkin stem. Add in the fall leaves by tying the stems in with the jute or hot gluing to the top of the wooden block. 
Step Five - Enjoy!
Now you can enjoy this beautiful fall décor on your porch, as a centerpiece to your table, sitting on your counter, or a a gift to a friend!



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