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Remember these cute little fellows
that I posted about a few weeks ago?
If not, here is the link.
I wanted to make some
for our porch
on Halloween night too.
So I got the plastic hollow pumpkins
for carving from our local Hobby Lobby.
Then I marked and carved out the faces.
I liked their happy and inviting eyes and
noses so I made the same faces on mine.
|I used an old steak knife to carve our the face.|
I took the big section from the mouth
and hot glued it as a new bottom to
create a sturdy perch for the candle.
(These pumpkins come with a 4-5" hole in the bottom.)
Could not find a macrame' plant
holder anywhere so I purchased
black macrame' string
and created my own version of a hanger.
Right near the string
they had these gold metal rings
and so I put the two together
to make a contraption or a sling
for the little fellows to sit on.
Some simple loops a couple knots and
some braiding and this is how it turned out.
They are very sturdy and should be able
to hold even a real pumpkin, if necessary.
(I always say "punkin" .... my mother used to call us
that as kids. A term of endearment!)
Anyway, here is how they turned out!
|Made one for the main door and one for the side entry too.|
|These plastic pumpkins were pretty easy to carve and will last forever.... pretty much!|
|This candle was used for my photos only. Will replace with candle operated for the 31st!|