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I’m so excited to share with you this awesome Halloween pumpkin design that I created! It’s so easy. I’m not great with pumpkin carving patterns, but this one is easy peasy, child friendly, and super cute to boot! It took minimal products, but the main product— it’s so crazy! I used a popcorn box for the body! For real! A popcorn box! I was so flattered to be sent an invite to participate in the annual Popcorn Box Challenge sponsored by Laura Kelly Designs. This is my second year participating and it’s one I look forward to! You can see last year’s box here. At the end of my post you’ll be able to click on all the projects and see how creative everyone got with their boxes! There is also a giveaway you don’t want to miss!
My little creature guy makes me smile. He seems to be saying, “Hey guys! Let’s play!” Hopefully in a non-creepy way!
He’s pretty small and fits nicely on my little hay bales on the front porch. He’s our little Halloween gnome.
So let’s get started! Here is how I made this little fellow!
Supplies you will need. A popcorn box, a petite pumpkin, batting/stuffing, a pair of fake vampire teeth, 2 eyeballs, 1-2 pipe cleaners, and carving tools like a melon baller or strawberry huller.
The first thing I did was punch a hole on both sides of the box to make room for the pipe cleaner arms. I folded the box in so that the hole puncher would fit properly.
I then assembled the box again and got started on the stuffing. I used regular crafting glue and worked in sections. I used large chunks of batting and glued more on the bare spots. I did basic shaping of it before I glued it on. It sticks really well, and the craft glue dries clear.
Each time I would move to a new side, I used the hole punch to weight down the box. I also crushed the batting into the box to get a firm bond.
While the box was drying, I moved onto the pumpkin head. I used the melon baller to carve out where the eyes would go.
I then used the strawberry huller to scoop out the area where the eye would go. It almost looks creepy to leave one out with the guts and seeds inside!
I wanted my little buy to just have an underbite. I cut the teeth off close to the edge. I used the huller again to carve out a bit for the teeth to grip into. I used hot glue to secure the plastic teeth in place. Since the box was dry, I worked 1 of the pipe cleaners in through the holes for his arms. I topped his little hands off with pearler beads and that completed the little fellow! It took around 15 minutes to complete this project!
He moved right out, onto the front porch
I love his little buggy eyes!
The batting makes him almost ghost like. You can’t see the box, so it makes you wonder what his head is resting on!
I love how he blends in with the other pumpkins and gourds.
What do you think? Do you want one for your porch?
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