Dressed-Up Pumpkins

Create one-of-a-kind no-carve pumpkin people with a variety of items from around the house.


What You Need:
Enlarge Image Create a face without the hassle of using a knife.
  • Pumpkin
  • Artificial eyelashes
  • Straw hat
  • Ribbon
  • Silk flowers
  • Red raffia
  • Acrylic paints in red and pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Thick white crafts glue
Instructions:

1. Wash the pumpkin. Let it dry. Trim the stem short if necessary.

2. Remove backing from artificial eyelashes. Apply to pumpkin, slightly above the center. Use acrylic paints to add a nose, cheeks, and a mouth. Let the paint dry. Glue raffia to the inside of the hat to resemble hair. Glue a ribbon around the hat. Add silk flowers. Set the hat on top of the pumpkin.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Say 'howdy' to your Halloween guests with this western-style pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin
  • Orange foam ball
  • Scissors
  • Thick white crafts glue
  • Cowboy hat
  • 2 bandanas
  • Acrylic paints in black, white, and yellow
  • Paintbrush
  • Toy sheriff's badge
Instructions:

1. Wash the pumpkin. Let it dry. Trim the stem short if necessary.

2. Cut a foam ball in half. Glue the flat side of one half to the center of the pumpkin. Paint eyes and a mouth. Let the paint dry. Add a white highlight to the nose and eyes. Tie a bandana around the cowboy hat. Place on the top of the pumpkin. Tie the remaining bandana around the bottom of the pumpkin. Secure with a sheriff's badge.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Dress up the pumpkin patch with items from your refrigerator.
  • Pumpkin
  • Quilting pins
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Black olives
  • Yellow peppers
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Thread
  • Needle
Instructions:

1. Wash the pumpkin. Let it dry. Trim the stem short if necessary.

2. Pin lettuce on top of the pumpkin for hair. Add olive eyes, a yellow pepper nose, and sweet red pepper ears and mouth. Add yellow pepper earrings. Glue in place using hot glue. For a necklace, string olives on thread.

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