Pumpkin Decorating Ideas Using Foam Pumpkins (Funkins)

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - Funkins - Foam Pumpkins Are you ready for some pumpkin decorating????  I know I am!  Well, I’m going to show you 3 fun ideas for decorating pumpkins!

Pumpkin-Decorating-Ideas I love Fall…like, love love love Fall!  Pumpkins, mums, football, orange, falling leaves…need I say more?  This year I’m getting a jump on my pumpkin decorating with some awesome foam pumpkins or funkins from Michaels!  These little babies are amazing and won’t rot…woohoo for that!   Wanna see what I did?

Haunted House Skeleton Pumpkin Made With a Foam Pumpkin I started with this fun haunted house pumpkin…isn’t it spooky?  I simply used a heat knife (shown below) to cut the top off and cut the windows and doors too.  This tool is absolutely amazing, allowing you to cut through the foam like butter!  I picked up some fun embellishments from Michaels…skeletons, spiders, skeleton hands, a black tree looking twiggy thing, and even a coffin!  I painted the inside of the pumpkin black and painted the insides of the window as well.  I want to be able to put a battery operated flashing votive inside so it will glow when placed outside at night.

Skeleton Haunted House Pumpkin Made With Foam Pumpkin I also cut a few holes in the lid so I could hang a little skeleton peaking out of the side…isn’t he spooky?

Make a Foam Pumpkin Vase The second pumpkin I worked on is based on one I did last year but didn’t post…I called it a mumpkin!  I put a mum in the one I made last year, but decided to go for sunflowers this time.  I simply removed the top with my heated knife, placed a foam block inside, then poked faux sunflower branches into it.

Decorate a Pumpkin With Washi Tape I used black and white polka dotted washi tape to add some fun detail to the pumpkin…the great thing about the washi tape is that if I decide I want to change it up, then I can just remove it!

Decorate a Pumkin With Buttons and Ribbon The third is my favorite!  I love polka dots, and I adore buttons, so I thought…what about a little polka dot button pumpkin?  I just hot glued the buttons in a random pattern all over this little white funkin, topped it with a black and white polka dot, and just sat back and smiled.

Orange Buttons Aren’t these buttons just gorgeous???

Foam Pumpkins From Michaels These were the foam pumpkins that I started with from Michaels…they come in a large variety of shapes, colors, and sizes!

Cut Foam Pumpkins With Ease Using a Heated Knife And the fabulous cutting knife….ahhhhh, cuts like buttah baby!

Michaels Great Pumpkin Event  All Michaels locations are hosting a Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For only $6 (which covers the cost of a 9” carveable pumpkin) kids can create their own pumpkin design and a free face painter will also be on hand. A great weekend event for the whole family!

Custom Carved Pumpkins Available at Michaels Stores Did you know that Michaels offers custom carved pumpkins that can be personalized with a variety of designs and names? Prices start at $19.99 and you can them order at all Michaels locations, just make sure to place your order by Oct. 13 so that it will be completed by Halloween. Visit www.michaels.com/custom-carved-pumpkins for more information.

So, what do you say?  Are you ready for some pumpkins???

This post was sponsored by Michaels, all opinions are absolutely real and 100% mine!

Make a Button Pumpkin Craft

Which one is your fave?  I definitely think mine is the Button Pumpkin?  Pin it to save and make your own!

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    Cookie 17 says

    Just join up to your blog & i’m tickled at great thing’s you do,Put’s smile on my face,lol Keep it up Thank’s

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    Beth C says

    Great ideas–I especially like the haunted house pumpkin. Have googled the heat knife but have not found one that looks like the one you used. Could you please let us know where you got it? Thanks in advance!

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      Thanks, Beth! The heat knife is from Michael’s Craft Store, and it is amazing!!! Cuts like butter!

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    These are so adorable! I love them all. Where did you get the orange buttons?

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    These are adorable. I love them all! Where did you get your orange buttons?

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    Love the button pumpkin! I just painted dots on a mini pumpkin but now I think I know what to use my orange buttons for!

    (I’m here via The Cottage Market.)

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    So cute. I love the skeleton funkin. Gave me a giggle. Hope to find a heat knife at Michaels, I’ve never used one. Thanks for posting.

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    Jessica, I love the haunted house pumpkin!! I wonder if it would be too hard to do with a real pumpkin? I’ve got to beat my husband this year and he’s already plotting how to carve his! Pinned! XO

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      Thanks, Christy! I bet it would be pretty easy…if you do it, send me a pic! I would love to see it!!

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    We are really late at carving this year and just started today, but when we tried to cut into our pumpkins, they were so hard that we could barely get our sharpest knife in them! I’m so disappointed…I really wanted to use your pumpkin for inspiration. I ended up drilling a bunch of holes in mine instead boo!

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    Love these cute pumpkins! My favorite is the little one with the buttons and bow! Thanks for linking up to the “Get Your DIY On” link up party! Come on back on Sunday for our burlap challenge!
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    Jessica, thanks so much for sharing these at our Get Your DIY on party! I’ll be featuring them tonight! Our sixteen week challenge has a weekly theme and tonight’s new theme is burlap. I’d love for you to join us again, the fun starts at 7:00 EST :)


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