Saturday, October 29, 2011

Our Pumpkins

We haven't carved pumpkins in yeeears, i can't even remember when the last time we bought them was, but now that we're in our own home it's so fun to decorate and I want to make sure we keep traditions going. I had seen this image sometime this month, and when we found the eyeballs that I used for the eyeball wreath  and then saw another tutorial where kids used acrylic paint instead of carving I thought hey! we can have cute pumpkins without scooping out yucky junk :D

Paint plastic eyes or ping pong balls with acrylic paint. Water bottle caps are great for drying stands.
 The holes leaked a little but I just blotted them with a paper towel and they were fine.
 Carve out a place for the teeth, it helps to make a slit on the ends of the "gum part", ours have stayed wedged in well.
 Paint your details on while you wait for the eyes to dry. I stuck thumb tacks in the eye holes and hot glued the eyes to those and viola! 
aren't we cute!

9 comments:

Angie said...

Ahahahaha! Those are epic. Y'all did a great job! :D I think my favorite part is those wild eyes. ;) Happy almost Halloween!

Jacqueline said...

OMG You guys are TOO FUNNY. I have to do this next year with my mister.
Love and Turtledoves,
Jacqueline

taryn said...

these are great!

Philly Art Girl said...

This is just plain fantastic. *impressed slow clap*

Rachele said...

I likey!

Abigail. said...

Aaah they're so creepy! Great idea though.

And Hi from a new follower. Loving the blog :)

Alycia said...

omg those eyes make them look so hilarious! what a good idea!

Izabelle said...

HAHA. Seriously, these pumpkins are way cooler.

emily b said...

Brilliant! You can always make me smile!