2x4 DIY Wood Pumpkin Decor Project

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Have some scrap 2x4s?  Make these adorable 2x4 wood pumpkin decor pieces!  We love these around the the home!  This also makes a great kids craft project to paint and decorate.  Free tutorial from Ana-White.com

Why Choose this 2x4 Pumpkin Tutorial

  • You have scrap 2x4 pieces
  • It's the cheapest and fastest way to make wood pumpkin decor elements
  • This would be a great classroom or kids craft
  • You want to make alot of pumpkins, to decorate throughout your house
  • 2x4 pumpkins need to be shorter, as they won't have the footprint of a 4x4 pumpkin
  • You don't want to cut 4x4s - since 4x4s are thicker, they require a bigger saw

Customization Ideas for Your 2x4 Pumpkins

There's so many ways to decorate your 2x4 wood pumpkins!  Here's just a few -

wood pumpkin kid craft

Jackolanterns, easier than carving pumpkins and just as festive!  By Funky Junk Interiors


2x4 wood pumpkins

Colors to Match Your Home Decor - pumpkins don't have to be orange!  By Wilshire Collections



diy pumpkins

Plumper Pumpkins with 2x6 - By Toolbox Divas


rustic pumpkins

Dogeared by Six Clever Sisters


See More Wood Pumpkin Tutorials

If you want to look at more wood pumpkin ideas, or don't have 2x4 blocks - or maybe want something more involved or a bigger size, check out this post with my favorite wood pumpkin tutorials


more wood pumpkin tutorials

2x4 Wood Pumpkins Tutorial 

wood pumpkin decor pieces


Shopping List
  • For all three pumpkins, you'll need a total of 24" of wood
  • Stems as shown are branches, can also use 1x2 scrap pieces
  • Wood glue for attaching the stem
  • Paint or stain as desired
  • Jigsaw, circular saw or miter saw for cutting
Cut List

cut 2x4s to desired lengths, as shown 5", 7" and 9"

Cutting Instructions

Cut the 2x4 pieces - avoid cutting small pieces, instead cut a small piece from a larger piece.

Cut the branches to 3" long, or 1x2 pieces 2" long

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
General Instructions

Paint or stain the wood block separately from the stem.

Drill out for the stem and attach with wood glue.

Project Type
Seasonal And Holiday