Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's a Pumpkin on a Stick!


I don't know about y'all, but I love this time of year!  Don't get me wrong, I adore summer and would want it to be hot all the time if I could be at the beach.  Unfortunately, that's only in my dream world.

In anticipation of Halloween, I thought I'd share with you my Pumpkin on a Stick.  I saw one of these somewhere a few years ago, and last year, I had Kevin make one for me.  It's so easy and so cute!

What you'll need:
Carveable Craft Pumpkin (I got mine at Jo Ann's)
Sharp Knife or Pumpkin Carving Kit
Dowel Rod (I used a 3 ft. dowel)
Flower Pot
Decorative Ribbon
Spray Paint
Witch's Hat
Witch's Broom
Light (or lights)
Sand/Cement
Bolts

6 Easy Steps to a Pumpkin on a Stick:
I can't take much credit for assembling the pumpkin on a stick because Kevin and his dad really put the pumpkin on the stick and in the pot for me, but I can tell you how to do it.

Step 1: Paint Your Dowel Rod and Flower Pot
I used black spray paint to paint the dowel rod and our flower pot.  I also used a touch of silver spray paint on the pot.

Step 2: Carve Your Pumpkin
We went with the traditional pumpkin face, but you can do anything.

Step 3: Attach Pumpkin to Dowel Rod (Stick)
Kevin and his dad this part.  They started by making a small cut in the bottom of the pumpkin.  They slid the dowel rod in slightly and bolted it.  They did the same thing on the bottom.

Step 4: Fill Your Flower Pot
Once your pumpkin is fully in place, fill your flower pot with sand or cement to hold the dowel securely in place.

Step 5: Decorate!
This was the fun step for me!  I attached a witch's hat to the pumpkin's head using my glue gun and some straight stick pens.  I then glued some orange grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots around the base of the hat and made a bow.  I picked up a "Best Witches" sign and a purple metallic witch's broom at Jo-Ann's.  We stuck a small nail in the dowel rod to hang the sign on and I leaned the broom up against the dowel rod. I used orange, purple, and black tulle to fill in the top of the flower pot and also tied some at the base of the pumpkin.  I then tied in several other Halloween ribbons I had on hand.

Step 6: Add a Light
We added a light inside.  Kevin made another small incision in the base of the pumpkin for the wire and we pulled in the lights.

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2 comments:

raisingahappyfamily-momof8 said...

how fun and festive!! looks fabulous on your porch!!
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happy Fall!

Jen said...

This is super cute and fun! I may have to try this!