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I started working on these three pumpkin pails back in September and just now completed them a week before Halloween. So, after all that time and work, I think they are deserving of their own blog post. I’m so pleased with how they turned out. Each one with it’s own kooky style and personality.

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The first thing I did was pick up these cuttable foam pumpkins at the dollar store. It’s hard to imagine this is how my pumpkin family started their lives.

First, using a pumpkin carving knife, I removed their tops. Then, I cut out eyes and a mouth on each pumpkin. The next step was to papier-mâché the entire pumpkins, inside and out. I used small torn strips of newspaper. You can find a plethora of papier-mâché recipes with a quick Google search.

Once dried, it was time to paint. I painted the outside of each pumpkin orange with acrylic craft paint.

I painted their insides yellow.

And, finally black on the inner edges.

The last step was to give them unique expressions and embellishments. I did so using foam sheets and fringed tissue paper. I also added black wire handles to each one.

I attached them to this creepy lighted garland. I think they fit in perfectly in my Halloween home.

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  1. How cute 🙂 put a battery operated tea lite and they would look cute at night


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