How pretty are these metallic wooden block pumpkins? With the help of your Cricut machine, you can easily and quickly make these. They make beautiful fall decor and are perfect for your mantel, a shelf, or as a centerpiece on your table.
We used a Cricut Joy to make this, but of course, you can use any Cricut or other die cutting machine you’ve got. A free SVG is included below.
Metallic Wooden Block Pumpkins
- 4×4 post cut into 3 pieces each measuring 4 1/2” high
- Matte Metallics Paint in Rose Gold, Ivory Pearl and Champagne
- Paintbrushes, fine tip and medium flat brush
- Wine Corks, 3
- Faux Leaves
- Wood Glue
- Autumn SVG file
- Cricut Joy
- Black Glitter Vinyl
- Cricut Joy Standard Grip Mat
- Cricut Transfer Tape (not shown)
- Gather supplies.
Preparing the Wooden Blocks
Paint the surface of each of the wood blocks in a different Matte Metallics color. Let the paint dry and paint an additional coat as needed for full coverage.
Apply a dab of glue to the flat end of the cork and press one cork to the center top of each painted block. Leave glue to dry fully.
Tie a few strands of raffia around the cork and then insert and glue a few faux leaves to the top.
Preparing the Images
Open a blank canvas in Design Space.
Upload the Autumn SVG file.
Maintain the size at 2.75” or adjust if needed.
Right click on the word to duplicate.
With the machine sent to Joy, select “Make It” in Design Space.
Choose “On Mat” to cut vinyl using a standard grip mat.
Set the material type to Vinyl – Shimmer.
Follow prompts for loading the Glitter Vinyl into the Cricut Joy and cutting. When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine and peel off the vinyl.
Applying the Vinyl to the Pumpkin Blocks
Cut around the phrase with a pair of scissors.
Peel away the excess vinyl and discard. Use a weeding tool to pick off any other excess vinyl.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the image and peel away the transfer tape backing.
Place the transfer tape overtop of the word. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
Position the image with the transfer tape on to one side of the painted wooden block. Press the vinyl word down with your fingers to help it to stick to the block. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the block.
Stack the blocks vertically or place them in a row to enjoy!