CRAFT NIGHT: Halloween Pumpkins
Halloween is here! And along with pumpkin patches, costumes, cider, and pumpkin spice everything, this time of year means I can break out my favorite decorations. My new favorite piece of decor has got to be these dollar store styrofoam pumpkins that transformed a wall in our apartment.
I had made a few of these a couple years ago, but this year I wanted to take it to the next level. My husband Derek and I made enough to have 16 total in a 4 x 4 pumpkin wall extravaganza.
They really are a cinch to make, too. Most dollar stores carry these hollow styrofoam pumpkins. They don’t look too impressive at first, but add a little paint and paper-maché and they are completely transformed.
By cutting them in half, it allows you to hang them on a wall to create a bit of depth. The stems can be a little tricky, but I always am just sure to pick a few extra just in case.
Aside from paint, Derek and I also picked out a few patterned papers that for our color theme. We ripped them into smaller pieces and as heard them with Mod-Podge. For one, I cut a piece of the marbled paper into a crescent moon and Mod-Podged it on a black pumpkin. It’s scary how awesome it turned out.
We left some plain to allow the more designed pumpkins stand out. However, my favorite pumpkin of all is the cream pumpkin with a bat that Derek painted.
After some trial and error for aligning the pumpkins, our wall was complete! It was quite the endeavor, but who doesn’t like a craft night? Especially with “Hocus Pocus” playing in the background.
Derek and I were bee-yond pleased with our hard work!