Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Centerpiece

I've been holding out on posting the how-to's to make this little guy because I actually made this one last year, so I don't have step-by-step photos to post along with the instructions. I wanted to get the supplies to make another one for posting it here, but haven't had a chance to get to the store. Putting this together was pretty simple, so hopefully if you make one, you won't have too much of a problem.

What you need:
Artificial pumpkin- Michael's and JoAnn's have them in the Fall
Sharp knife
A stuffed scarecrow or another cute fall stuffed friend
Artificial leaves (optional)
Hot glue gun

What you do:

1. Use a sharp knife to cut out a circle in the top of the pumpkin, just like you would if you were carving a jack-o-lantern. You don't want the circle to be huge, but you want it to be large enough to fit the body of your scarecrow. Remove pumpkin cap and set aside.

2. Using a pencil, mark circles for where the legs of your scarecrow will be. The circles don't need to be big... you want it snug around the legs, but not cutting into them. Also, don't put them directly on the sides of the pumpkin. I have mine at about 4:00 and 8:00 o'clock, if looking down at the pumpkin and it were a clock. Use the knife to cut out the circles. You can discard the pieces from the leg holes.

3. Place scarecrow inside of the pumpkin and pull legs through holes. Use the hot glue gun to glue the pumpkin cap onto the head of the scarecrow.

4. If you have artificial leaves, hot glue some along the lip of the pumpkin, in any manner you wish.

This makes a perfect hostess gift to that special friend or family member that is hosting Thanksgiving at their house!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! I think I'm going to try it :) Thanks for posting the directions~