I’m still unpacking boxes (prepping for a yard sale) and came across some foam pumpkins and burlap I bought last year at the dollar store. The wheels started turning. So, since the house is trashed anyway and I needed a break from that mess, I thought I would make a new mess. I had this galvanized flower bucket lying around and some gardening burlap so I gathered a few more materials and got my Halloween on!
3 Styrofoam pumpkins
1 galvanized flower bucket
(you can really use any container-flower pots, baskets, etc)
3 marshmallow roasting sticks
(you will cut these to the proper height for your container)
Some burlap or other fabric that you can easily poke holes in
Two blocks of floral foam
Twine for the stem
Embellishment for the pumpkins
(I used my Cricut Explore to cut out some letters and graphics, but you can use images from magazines, stickers, or freehand with a sharpie pen)
Orange wired ribbon for the bow
Step 1 – Paint Your Pumpkins.
This was the most time-intensive step because you can only paint half a pumpkin at a time and then allow it to dry. It took three coats.
Step 2 – Prepare Your Embellishment
I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the letters for “BOO” and a witch and bat motif. Set them aside for later. You can really use any embellishment you want to. Stickers, images from magazines, print your own, use jewels or glue on whatever you like.
I love my Cricut Explore–you HAVE to get one of these!
Step 3 – Glue Twine Around the Pumpkin Stem
Take your glue gun and glue twine around the stem of the pumpkin.
Step 4 – Glue Your Embellishments On
Unfortunately, my computer is having a meltdown and the photo of this step will not load. However, I simply took my glue gun and applied glue to the back of the images and letters and placed them on the pumpkin. No secrets here–slap on some glue and stick them on!
Step 5 – The Container
I filled the bottom of my container with some floral foam blocks and then stuffed the burlap loosely into the top. No gluing here so I can remove everything after Halloween and use the bucket for flowers.
Step 6 – Placing the Sticks in the bottom of the Pumpkin and the Bow
First take the pointed end of the marshmallow stick and poke a hole in the bottom of each pumpkin. Then determine the height of each pumpkin in the bucket-you want to stagger the heights. I placed the stick into the pumpkin and hot glued around it. Then I cut the stick a little at a time until I reached the height I wanted. Push the sticks into the foam (through the burlap–snip a hole in the burlap if needed .
Tie a bow and fasten it to the front of the bucket and your done!
Quick and Easy
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