DIY Halloween Pumpkin House

I have another fun Halloween project to share with you. I made an adorable Halloween Pumpkin House. I’ve seen cool pumpkin houses that look like fairy houses, haunted houses and even one that looks like Cinderella’s carriage. My pumpkin house is meant to be cute and kid friendly.

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It’s so kid friendly that my kids want to put dollhouse furniture inside it. I, honestly, don’t mind if they do. As of now, the dollhouse furniture we have won’t fit through the pumpkin house’s door. It’s something to consider for next time. Or maybe, they’ll convince me to cut open the top so they can place the furniture inside. I suggested we put a small battery-powered LED candle inside to light it up at night. My daughter suggested we hang a mini chandelier light inside instead. I sure do love my kids’ creative thinking.

The materials I used to make this fun Halloween Pumpkin House are a foam pumpkin, Dremel using a 5/64 drill bit, felt (in charcoal gray and beige), scissors, paper, Creatology Halloween themed foam stickers, hot glue gun and hot glue sticks. Foam pumpkin and Halloween foam stickers are from Michaels.

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I first created a template on paper of the windows and a door. I cut them out and taped them to the pumpkin. This helped me visualize how the house would look. I could also easily move and change sizes and shapes as needed before committing to a design.

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I traced the windows and door onto the pumpkin using a pencil.

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Now it’s time to drill. I recommend you do this outside. Drilling a foam pumpkin creates a lot of dust. Also, wear safety eyewear.

I admit I was a little nervous drilling into the foam pumpkin. This was my first time drilling/carving a foam pumpkin and my first time using a Dremel.

I learned I needed to have a steady hand. I also learned it was best to go in a downward motion.

Here’s a close up of my first ever cut on a foam pumpkin. It’s not perfect but it doesn’t need to be. I think it gives this pumpkin house character.

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After I successfully, cut out my first window, I had confidence I could do the rest.

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Next, I cut strips of felt to be the window shutters. I cut a frame for the door. I also cut out steps for the door.

I attached the shutters, door frame and steps onto the pumpkin using a hot glue gun.

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I could have left our pumpkin at that. I think it already looks great. But I wanted our pumpkin house to have some cute Halloween decorations.

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So I added a black cat, ghost, bat, spider, a witch hat and more.

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We love our new Halloween Pumpkin House.

Have you made any Halloween crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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(I’m linking to Link Party Palooza and I’m Lovin’ It.)

DIY Glitter Spider Webs

This is an easy Halloween craft you can make on your own or with your kids – DIY Glitter Spider Webs. I know spider webs aren’t typically cute, sparkly or pretty, but that is the look I wanted. Remember, we love fun and cute Halloween decorations in our house. These glittery spider webs look fantastic hanging in our foyer.

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Even the spiders are cute. I originally bought plastic spiders to place on the webs but my kids thought they were a bit spooky. Luckily, I found these cute spiders at Michaels. They are felt sticker spiders that also have rhinestones on them. Bonus – extra sparkle.

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The materials I used to make these Glitter Spider Webs were Elmer’s glue, purple glitter, parchment paper or wax paper, purple ribbon and felt spider stickers. I used parchment paper because that’s what I had at the time. You could use wax paper.

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I first created my spider web using glue. See photo below for a visual step-by-step.

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I sprinkled glitter – a generous amount -  on the glue web. Notice in the left part of the photo below, how the spider web is fully covered. I mean you can’t even see the white glue. I wanted these spider webs to be very glittery. I dumped the extra glitter onto a paper towel.

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TIP:  I folded the paper towel and then put the extra glitter back into the glitter container. I didn’t want to waste any glitter.

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I let the spider web dry for at least 24 hours. This step is important. The glue needs to be completely dry.

I slowly and carefully removed the spider web off of the parchment paper.

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I attached the cute spider onto the web. The back of the spiders had an adhesive dot already attached. This made it easy to attach to the glitter spider web.

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I used ribbon to hang the spider webs.

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What do you think? These Glitter Spider Webs look great as Halloween decorations.

Have you made any Halloween crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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(I’m linking to Link Party Palooza and I’m Lovin’ It.)

DIY: Folded Paper Fall Leaves

The changing of the leaves and the beauty of the colors is what I love most about fall. This inspired me to make these pretty folded paper leaves.

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I love paper crafts. I also love the look of paper medallions. I noticed a half a paper medallion could be made into a leaf shape.

My first try at making a folded paper leaf looked more like a sea shell. After several trial and error attempts, it now looks like a leaf.

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The materials I used to make Folded Paper Fall Leaves were paper with fall colors, leaf template, scissors and glue.

NOTE: The papers I used were 12×12 in size. You could use 8.5×11 at the minimum.

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I first cut out my leaf template.

Download our Folded Paper Leaf Template HERE.

I folded a piece of scrapbook paper in half. The paper I used was a 12×12. You could use a 8.5×11 at the minimum.

I placed the leaf template on the folded paper. The dotted lines of the leaf template go on the fold.

I traced the leaf template onto the paper.

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I cut out the leaf pattern. I unfolded the paper. See the pattern.

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I started to accordion fold my leaf pattern. I started at the widest part. The folds are about 1/2 inch.

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I then folded it together in the middle with the widest part up. It should line up and create a leaf.

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I glued the two ends together.

I cut a strip of paper and glued it onto each leaf as the stem. I bent part of the strip of paper and glued it to the bottom of leaf. See photo below.

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Aren’t the leaves pretty lying on the white background?

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The Folded Paper Fall Leaves look beautiful displayed as a garland.

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Have you made any fall projects with leaves?

Happy Crafting!

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(I’m linking to Sunday Showcase Party, Link Party Palooza and I’m Lovin’ It.)

Fall Decor: Pumpkin Shaped Berry Wreath

I am excited to share with you a beautiful and easy fall project. It is perfect to display with your fall season décor – a mini Pumpkin Shaped Berry Wreath.

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I was inspired by a pretty pumpkin wreath I saw on Pinterest. I knew I had to make something similar. My Pumpkin Shaped Berry Wreath is smaller but makes a big impression.

The materials I used to make this DIY Pumpkin Shaped Berry Wreath are wired berry stems, brown string, wire cutters and scissors.

I purchased the berry stems at Michaels when they were on sale for 50% off. I used 3 berry stems. It is important the berry stems are wire based. This is so you could shape and bend them.

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I sized my wreath so it could be displayed within a 11×14 frame.

The first step I did was shape a stem into semi circle. I did this for two of the berry stems.

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I place my two semi circle shaped berry stems together to form a pumpkin shape outline. I tied them together using string. I cut off the ends of the stems.

I also tied string onto other spots along the wreath so no loose pieces would hang.

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I took the long end piece of another berry stem and bent it until it looked like a pumpkin stem. I attached it with string to the top middle of my wreath.

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I also cut off single pieces of a berry stem to create a couple of indented ridges running from top to bottom. I attached those with string.

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And that’s it. That’s how I made a cute little pumpkin shaped berry wreath.

I am happy with my pumpkin wreath. It looks gorgeous.

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Have you made any fall wreaths or pumpkin craft projects?

Happy Crafting!

Find other Fall ideas HERE.

I’m linking to The Lettered CottageLink Party Palooza, I’m Lovin’ It and That DIY Party.)

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