My Halloween Pumpkin
Hi all! I've entered photos into an online Halloween pumpkin contest, and I hope you all think it's good enough to win!
Here's the direct link:
My contest entry is #56, - the light blue Cinderella Carriage - very bottom row - left.
With that said, I REALLY need your help!! Winning would save me TONS of money for Christmas, as my husband is drooling over the grand prize, a VERY expensive electric guitar. Yeah...I know....
If you wish to vote, one must type in a valid email address and wait a bit for a Confirmation email as the webmaster is keeping track of email addresses and IP addresses. No worries about putting you email addy in - you won't get spammed.
Anway, this is what I used to make it, perhaps you would like to make one of your own next Halloween!
Round & -ish pumpkin or a craft pumpkin. mine is real
1/2 inch wood dowel - for the wheels
3/4 inch wood dowel
3/4 inch wood balls, wood heart and wood disk for the driver chair
4 cut off lids from real mini-pumpkins
4 lids from round wood boxes from the craft store
Shiny Gold spray paint
1 Glue gun
486 pounds of glue sticks Quick! Call the glue stick manufacturer!
1 First Aid kit for 10 for glue burned fingertips
Spray can Primer for wood/crafts plastic
Various strings of "pearls" & beads. the $1 store kind is perfect
Electric power drill
Pumpkin carving kit
Small string of battery operated Christmas lights
Regular Christmas lights
El Cheapo acrylic paints - Wal-mart kind is perfect
Various lace trimmings, all sizes. I used light blue, white and shiny gold
Spraycan of Shellac of some sort -
1 package of little round mirrors from any craft store
1 cooking pot lid turned upside down
1 cheap white horse & small dolly stolen from your neice's toy box.
3 two-by-fours to keep the door shut
1 large elephant to quiet the phone during the Hot Glue sessions
THE most important thing, never use paints on a real pumpkin without putting a coat of Primer on it first. There's lots wax on pumpkins and the paint will come off in a heartbeat if you don't use it!
Now, don't you think I deserve to win this thing?
I highly recomment drilling all your holes with the drill FIRST! then paint! The drill will totally crack the paint which leads to frustrating touchups!