Friday, October 7, 2011

Spook-tac-u-lar Day 7: Pumpkin Decoration and a Winner

Welcome to Day 7 of Halloween projects.  I hope you are enjoying the projects so far.  Be sure to stop by and visit Rhonda at to see what she has to share with you today after you are finished here. 

First, it is time to announce the winner of this week's giveaway.  The winner of the paper stack and stickers selected by is number 13:
I have sent you an email and will get your prize out to you as soon as I receive your address.  Thanks to everybody who entered and remember, we will have a new giveaway starting on Monday, so be sure to stop by for your chance to win.

Now for today's project, I have a pumpkin decoration to share with you.  You could actually display this a couple of different ways, here are two options.  I prefer the stacked look, but I made these for my mom and I think she is going to have them lined up.

I started out with 3 medium sized pumpkins and 1 smaller pumpkin from the Dollar Tree.  These are plastic pumpkins, so we won't have to worry about replacing them next year.  I used Krylon Almond Paint to coat these.
Once they were coated, I used glitter puffy paint to hand draw a spider web on one of the pumpkins and hot glued a small spider also from the Dollar Tree to the side of the web.
Next, I used teh Don Juan Cartridge to cut a stencil for my EEK letters and then traced them onto the front of each pumpkin.  The sizes for the letters are: E: 1.06 wide x 2.06 high, second E: .88 wide x 1.71 high, and the K: 1.17 wide x 2.06 high.
Finally, I used Tulip slick black paint to fill them in and turned the pumpkins on their side to dry so the paint wouldn't run.

Once they are finished drying , they can be stacked or arranged however you like. :) 

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Fantabulous Cricut: Pumpkin Time: FCCB Challenge Blog
I am also linking these up here:
Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party


DIANA L. said...

This came out way to cool. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Luanne said...

ooohh! those are lovely.


Eva said...

These are awesome!!! They look great stacked up like that...Great Project!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so cute great idea love them

Angiebug said...

omg - these are great. tfs

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Now this is super fun for Halloween. I love the stacked look too. :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Jean, what an amazing job on these pumpkins!!! Would love to have something like that sitting on my front porch for the season!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun decoration! These look great!

Sheena said...

Cute Idea!!

Running Turtle said...

I love them...except for that spider!!! Hahahahha...he scares me!! Those pumpkins would make an adorable place setting or decoration for sure! Love them!

Jens Craft Corner said...

So cool! That would look great on my mantle! Thanks for another great idea! Have a great weekend!

Peggy Sue said...

another kickin project! Guess I need to get to the Dollar tree!!

Sabrina said...

What a fun idea and so cute too! Very creative!
Thanks for playing along in our Pumpkin Time challenge this week at FCCB!

Kate said...

What a great project, Jean! I especially like the glittered web you added to the first pumpkin!
Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!
Small Bits of Paper

Jessica said...

Totally cute! I like how unexpected the white pumpkins are. They're sure to stand out for Halloween. Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut for the Pumpkin Time challenge.