27 October 2013

DIY Scary Cute Munchkin Pumpkins + 10 Pumpkin Ideas

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As it's Halloween weekend I thought I would do a fun and easy Halloween idea! 

I love Munchkin Pumpkins - they are cute and super easy to carve/scoop out... no masses of stinky pumpkins to get rid of. Also this little man only costs £1-2 to create. 

This is a really good project for children to do (minus the cutting) but actually I really enjoyed creating this myself and going a bit crazy with the glitter. The outcome is a cute little pumpkin or family of pumpkins to place as a Halloween display or on your mantel piece. 

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You will need - A munchkin pumpkin (found in most supermarkets in October - £1), Whole Cloves, A pen, Plastic vampire fangs (10p), A sharp kitchen knife/craft knife, Nail Polish or Paint, Glitter to decorate.

1. First mark out the size of the mouth opening by placing the plastic teeth where they will be going on. Then draw around the teeth or mark either side. Also mark out where the eyes will be going. 
2. Next pierce the hole for the eyes and cut out the mouth hole. The pumpkin will be quite tough so be careful when carving the pumpkin. Also make sure the teeth fit the hole.
3. Remove all the pumpkin seeds and nasty stuff with your fingers or the end of a spoon. You want to make sure you have it all out or it will smell! 
4. Next it's painting and decorating time! I used nail polish as I didn't have any paint to hand but paint would be a lot quicker. I also painted the stark with gold glitter nail polish and dusted the top with glitter. 
5. Once dry (you can speed up drying time by using a hair dryer on it) you can then put in your plastic teeth and cloves! 

Here are a few more ideas that you can do with large pumpkins or munchkin pumpkins...

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 (Sources & tutorials - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

My favourites have to be... 

 Melted Crayon Pumpkins (1) 
 So easy and cheap to do! So many ideas can be found online for this.

 Celestial Pumpkins (3) 
Amazing for large pumpkins! I would have never thought to use battery operated fairy lights inside a pumpkin or drilling holes it in either.

Gold Thumbtack Covered Pumpkins (9) 
This is an amazing idea... they just look so good. This also saves on having to scoop out the pumpkin. 

Hope you like my little DIY Halloween post! 

I'm off to give myself a Halloween manicure now whilst watching Casper. Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.

Fee xo.

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