Thursday, October 13, 2011

"S" is for Stack

A wood stack pumpkin.

Made from scrap wood pieces stacked on a dowel.

 Add some 'boo' stickers just for fun.

Here's how I made the pumpkin stack:

1. Cut wood pieces:

3 - 2x2 furring strips cut @ 1.5"
1 - 3/4" plywood scrap (3" x 3")
1 - 3/8" dowel cut @ 5"

2. Drill a hole down the center of each square piece.

Use 1/2" spade bit:

3. Drill hole into base piece, just until tip of bit pokes through.

Use 3/8" spade bit:

 4. Glue dowel into hole:

6. Apply decorative paper to blocks using mod podge:

7. Start paper at one edge and wrap around block:

8. Trim excess tail piece and let dry:

9. Remove excess from edges using sandpaper:

10. To make leaves sandwich two fabric pieces around floral wire with hot glue:

11. Cut into leaf shape with pinking shears:

12. Stack blocks onto dowel, add stickers, twist wire leaf piece around top.
Add one long wire piece and twist end into coil.

This is the adult version of a kids craft coming soon.

Easy, fast and inexpensive.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Weekly Challenge @ The CSI Project


Geneva said...

So sweet! You always inspire!

Brooke said...

I love this. A cute, easy way to make some pretty awesome decor!

J's mom said...

I would love it if you would link this to my link party. It just started :)

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Lovley job you have done :)
and do not miss.....




HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This is very cute and simple. It would be a great teacher's gift as it would fit neatly on the desk without taking up much room. Came over from Lolly Jane.

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

How cute! I love it! I hope you'll link up on my new linky party here,

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Super cute J!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Super cute!!


Leigh said...

This is the perfect thing to do with those wood blocks laying around! I love the leaves and curled wire at the top too. Great project. :)


hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

so darn cute!

Okio B Designs said...

Cute, cute, cute!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So darling- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

This is cute..I like the pattern and the final touch with the leaves.

Cori said...

Oh good Lord this is adorable! I'm your newest follower from

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Adorable! Thanks for posting a tutorial!

I would love for you to stop by and link up your project for Functional Friday!

The Not So Functional Housewife

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage, Jaime! Another creative project!

P.S. When you get the button added, shoot me a quick email and I'll get it up on the party! :)