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DIY Wooden Pumpkin Blocks and Pumpkin Crafts

I have another 2×4 wooden block idea for you! I’m sharing three pumpkin cut files that will make the perfect fall pumpkin blocks. I added these to my fall mantle.

Guess what else? I have teamed up with Team Creative Crafts and ALL 24 of us are sharing pumpkin themed craft ideas. Scroll to the very bottom to see what everyone came up with.

2x4 Pumpkin Blocks

2x4 Pumpkin Blocks

Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A great 2x4 craft. Make decorative blocks using vinyl as a stencil for painted pumpkin blocks.


  • 2x4 board (cut into square pieces)
  • Free Pumpkin Cut File
  • Oracal 631 Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush or Foam Brush
  • 220 Grit Sand Paper
  • Wood Stain
  • Scrap fabric (for staining wood *see notes)


  • Scissors
  • Silhouette Cameo or...
  • Cricut Cutting Machine


    1. Lightly sand the edges and corners of your wood blocks.
    2. Stain your blocks using a scrap piece of lint free fabric. When applying stain apply it with the grain and then wipe off any excess with a clean, dry part of the fabric. 2x4 Wooden Pumpkin Blocks
    3. When the stain is completely dry give the blocks a very light sanding and then wipe clean.
    4. Meanwhile use your cutting machine to cut the pumpkin cut files. Create (3) 3x3 squares and place one pumpkin inside each square to create the stencils. Cut out onto Oracal 631.
    5. Reverse weed the designs leaving the square and weeding out the shapes of the pumpkin.
    6. Once you have cut and weeded the vinyl, use transfer tape to apply the pumpkin squares onto the blocks and lightly apply a coat of paint for the pumpkins using the vinyl as a stencil.
    7. When the paint is dry gently remove the vinyl by pulling at a 45 degree angle.

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More Pumpkin Blocks…

I created these pumpkin blocks and used them at a craft night I hosted a few years ago (5 years ago now!). It is always so fun to see how each person puts their own spin on the blocks with embellishments or thick versus thin paint.

Create the most adorable DIY Fall Wreath with Pom Pom Pumpkins by following the tutorial on Laura’s blog Me and My INKlings.

Learn How to Draw a Pumpkin with step-by-step instructions from the talented Smitha of Smiling Colors. Download her free printable guide.

Laura with Laura’s Crafty Life has created a Mini Pumpkin Wreath with easy to find supplies from Dollar Tree. Just gorgeous!

Create Pumpkin Contact Paper Suncatchers with a quick tutorial from Shani at Sunshine and Munchkins. A fun and easy fall craft for even the littlest crafters.

So creative and unique, learn how to Make an Easy Mod Podge Map Pumpkin for travel enthusiasts. Justine from Little Dove Blog shows you all the steps.

Erica from 5 Little Monsters is sharing her Alpine Stitch Crocheted Pumpkin, complete with a full set of patterned instructions, so you can create your own!

Katie, the Crafty Blog Stalker is sharing a gorgeous Hand Painted Pumpkin, and we love her color palette of white and gold.

Simple strips of colored paper have never looked so good then when Chelly from We Can Make That shows us How to Make Paper Pumpkins.

Jewels and buttons transform into the most elegant Bejeweled Pumpkin Art created by the talented Jane of DIY by Jane. Simply stunning!

Beth with Creatively Beth can transform any found object into a pumpkin with some paint. We think that her Recycled Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkins are adorable.

Inspired by her favorite characters, Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mamahas created No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins. Click through for the full tutorial.

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Saturday 10th of September 2022

Super cute and easy! I happen to have some 2x4s laying around too. Where is the link for the top left corner - the distressed wood looking pumpkin?

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