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How to Make a Rustic Wood Block Pumpkin Dollar Tree Craft Fast

This easy DIY wood block pumpkin Dollar Tree craft is a fast and fun way to add a pop of pumpkin cuteness to any display using the wood game pieces!

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Such a fast and fun little fall Dollar Tree craft, this wood block pumpkin is so cute.

Wood Block Pumpkin Dollar Tree Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love fall and decorating with all those rich, bright colors. Orange is my favorite of them but sometimes orange can just be so… well, orange. IN YOUR FACE colors aren’t really my thing.

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I figured the best way to bring that orange pumpkin color into my decor was to rough it a bit and make it rustic.

A fun Dollar Tree pumpkin from the wood blocks game only takes a few minutes and ALL supplies you can get at any Dollar Tree. This isn’t an original craft, as I have seen it shared in tons of crafty Facebook groups (including my own which you can join here).

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Tips to Make a Dollar Tree Pumpkin

  • I got all of the supplies I needed from the Dollar Tree, but I would like to point out that almost everything here is also something that you can find at most craft stores or other dollar stores. You could even cut your own blocks from wood you get at the local home improvement stores.
  • My favorite part of these pumpkins is the little stem. I went with a green and brown kind of motif for the stem, which I think makes the pumpkin really pull together and pop. I did think about making it a dark brown and light brown combination, but the colors just go so well together, I’m glad I didn’t!
  • I do wish I’d had different leaves to add to the stem, but the fall floral hadn’t come out at my Dollar Tree yet when I was gathering these supplies. Frankly, if you could find a yellowy or umber leaf, that would be epic.
  • One thing I can’t wait to do is to put this pumpkin up with my farmhouse scarecrow gnome. Frankly, when you have such a perfect little pumpkin, it definitely needs a cute-as-all-get-out gnome with it! LOL!
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How Do I Make this Wood Block Pumpkin Dollar Tree Craft?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: Wood Pumpkin

Wood Block Pumpkin Dollar Tree Craft

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Such a cute and fun Dollar Tree craft, I love this little wood block pumpkin - made even better because it's so very inexpensive to make!

Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 16 Tumbling Tower Blocks (similar to a Jenga game)
  • 1 small wood craft cube
  • Cream paint (used Apple Barrel Antique White)
  • Orange paint (used Apple Barrel Harvest Orange)
  • Brown paint (used Apple Barrel Nutmeg Brown)
  • Green paint (used Apple Barrel English Ivy Green)
  • Leaves from faux flowers

Tools

  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Paint brushes

Instructions

  1. Start by gluing the following together by gluing blocks side-by-side: 1 set of 4 blocks; 2 sets of 3 blocks; 2 sets of 2 blocks; 2 sets with 1 single block.
  2. Glue one of the 3 block sets to the center of the 4 block set. in-process step of making a dollar tree fall pumpkin craft
  3. Glue one of the 2 block sets to the center of the 3 block set, opposite from the 4 block set.
  4. Glue one of the 1 block sets to the center of the 2 block set, opposite from the 3 block set.
  5. At this point, it should look like a pyramid of sorts. Descending from 4 pieces, 3 pieces, 2 pieces and 1 piece.
  6. Repeat gluing the sets in descending order on the other side of the 4 block set. in-process step of putting together a dollar tree jenga block pumpkin
  7. To paint your pumpkin, start by applying a light coat of cream paint (I used a foam brush for this coat). Allow the paint to dry for a minute or two,
  8. Lightly dry brush on a rough coat of orange (I used a chunky bristle brush for this). photo collage tutorial of how to make a dollar tree wood block pumpkin
  9. Repeat dry brushing with the brown, then allow the pumpkin to dry completely.
  10. Paint the wood cube for the “stem” with the cream paint, followed by dry brushing with green and brown, in the same style as you did the pumpkin body. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  11. Cut down your faux leaf to fit the pumpkin, then glue to the top center of the pumpkin.
  12. Hot glue the stem (wood cube) to the top of the faux leaf and get ready to display your pumpkin because it's ready! photo collage tutorial of how to make a dollar tree pumpkin with wood blocks

Notes

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