First, cut your 2x4's. You can also use 1x3's. They are slightly smaller and cheaper. I actually prefer them :) For this particular pumpkin cut 2 blocks at 5 inches and the other two at 4 inches. Sand the edges lightly.
Paint the 2x4's orange. I paint mine on all sides but you could just do the front, sides and top.
I used Americana's Burnt orange (above) for the pumpkin pieces and any old brown will do for the stem.
Sand the edges of all pieces.
I put the mod podge on the block and then put the paper on it. Make sure you get no bubbles (they drive me crazy) by smoothing the paper down with your fingers. I let it dry a little and then add a top layer.
Gorilla glue is the best and it's time to use some!
Use this gorilla wood glue to glue the pieces together. It will need some time to dry and you are finished! If you like add some embellishments such as ribbon, yarn and/or berries.
The best thing about pumpkins is there are so many possibilities....big, small, tall, short, wide,