CRAFT NIGHT: Halloween Pumpkins

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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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Derek and I were bee-yond pleased with our hard work!

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