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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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-
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!
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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