Blockhead Pumpkins

Around my house, nothing goes to waste.  These square pumpkins were made from pressure treated lumber that was cut from the top of vertical posts for our deck rail.  They have to decorate the outside of our house since they are pressure treated.  You don’t want the chemicals in your house.

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The stems are just branches cut on a chop saw.


I painted each piece with some primer, then a couple coats of paint I found on the “oops” shelf.


A plug cutter and glue was used to attach the stems.


The stems are tied with torn scraps of fabric.


What are some of your creations from “cast offs”?

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  1. Those are so cute! I love when people recycle anything! Upcycle is in for sure! Thanks for warning readers not to have them in their house!
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  2. Thank you Jill! I think my middle name is “Upcycle”! Glad you like the pumpkins.
    BTW, you are my very first EVER commenter!! Thanks for that too.
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  3. Cute idea! 🙂 I love decoating for Fall and Halloween.

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  4. I love this idea. We usually decorate at Halloween. Not sure if we will ever do this since we don’t have any lumber just laying around. If I ever do I’ll be sure to try this one out. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Those are SO CUTE!!!
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  6. If I decorate just for Halloween, I feel like I’ve missed out of half of fall. 🙂
    I love it when the temps start to fall and the sun moves south. I got my fall stuff out early this year because I want to leave it out as long as I can.
    You could do this with 2×4 scraps too if you are close to new house construction, you could ask for their scraps. They’d probably be glad to get rid of them, plus you wouldn’t have to leave them outside because they won’t be pressure treated.
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