It's a Halloween Pumpkin!

 It's October and before you know it, Halloween will be here.  Today I have an easy way to take a dollar store pumpkin and turn it into something fabulous for Halloween, and the best part?  There's no painting involved!  What do you think?

Here's what you need:
Styrofoam pumpkin from the dollar store
Black rose & spider pick
Purple flower pick
Old pumpkin stems - yes I save them!
Spider fabric
First, remove the green styrofoam stem from your pumpkin and make the center hole a little larger.  I used a pair of scissors.
Next, cut a piece of spider fabric large enough to go around the pumpkin and 'tuck in' at the top. Begin wrapping and tucking your fabric around the pumpkin.
Keep going...
....until the entire pumpkin is wrapped.
Then, choose a stem to hot glue to the top.  I also added one of the spiders from the black rose pick.
Add two purple flowers for some color and black twigs from the black rose pick.
Finally, add a black rose because it's Halloween!

And you're done!


A word about the spider fabric.  I  was lucky enough to find this fabric on sale two years ago.  I bought a bunch of it and used it on two other projects.  A Wire Pumpkin Wreath and a Witch Hat.  Both were a lot of fun to make - I hope you'll check them out.
However, I realize this fabric is not available to everyone, so I have an alternative.  Get a pair of spider web tights and wrap your pumpkin with them.  You should be able to make a few pumpkins with one pair of tights.


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  1. I love this!! Perfect with my witch's hat - Pinned. Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the pin!

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  2. What a fantastic elegant yet scary halloween pumpkin, Ann! Love how easy it is to make too.

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  3. I really love this idea! Super cute!

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  4. Beautiful and creepy with that spider! You have created a yin-yang pumpkin craft Ann :)

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    1. Yin-yang? I never thought of it that way, Rachelle. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This is such a cute, quick and easy project for Halloween! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade & Traffic Jam Weekend at LifeasaLEOWife.com! Another option for those who don't have the fabric or don't want to shell out for Halloween stockings, is the sheer mesh fabric from Dollar Tree. They have several different options, all black with spiderwebs & spiders, but they have purple, orange, or gold glitter.

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    1. This is definitely quick and easy. I've only seen the 6" mesh at the dollar store. Next time I'm in there, I'll have to look for the fabric!

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  6. Thank you, Ann, for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend. It is my fave feature pick for this week's link party that goes live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I'll be by on Thursday...

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  7. Adorable and so easy to make! Thanks for linking up this week. #HomeMattersParty

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  8. Ann,
    I love your Halloween Pumpkin. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
    https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/10/thursday-favorite-things-party_01094692396.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you, Bev - looking forward to the party!

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  9. Gorgeous. Elegant and fun. Featuring when my party opens tonight!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. I'm looking forward to it!

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  10. Thanks for the good idea for re-purposing my $1 pumpkins! I love it.

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    1. I'm happy to inspire, Portia - and I have another one coming up!

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