Last minute pumpkin.

Last minute pumpkin.

It’s almost Halloween. Is it just me or did October fly by?  I did mange to get a few Fall décor items put up in the house, check those out here.

At some point this month, I made my way to Teske’s Pet and Garden to get a few odd pumpkins for the front porch.  Usually we would carve them or paint them in time for Halloween, but this year we ran out of time.

If you need a last minute pumpkin idea, this will only take you an hour.

You will need:
A pumpkin
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Old book pages
Scrapbook paper
Stencils
Ribbon
Spider

Let’s get started!

(I apologize in advance for the yellowish photos – the lighting wasn’t great in the building.)

Clean your pumpkin and cut the book pages in the shape of a banana.

Glue (with Mod Podge) the paper to the pumpkin.

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It’s ok if there are bumps, it adds character.

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Cover your entire pumpkin with book pages and let it dry.

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Use the stencils to cut out letters for your pumpkin. I did EKK! and BOO!

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Use the Mod Podge to glue the letters on the pumpkin.

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Glue (or attach in a different way) your spider to the pumpkin.

Tie some ribbon around the stem.

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And that’s it! Easy as pie. Oh wait, that’s for our next holiday. Enjoy!

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Did you do something creative with your pumpkin this year?  I’d love to hear about it!

Products used in this post:

Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte Finish
Loew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-Inch
Scrapbook paper
Ribbon

P.S. A big thanks to my wonderful co-workers who helped create this pumpkin!

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