It is officially pumpkin season, folks.
All you need to know about today is that we're on a mission to make pumpkins. Maybe you don't enjoy the feeling of pulling out the seeds from a real pumpkin. Maybe you want to get started early but know a real pumpkin will rot between now and Halloween. Or maybe you just love terra-cotta pots as much as I do.
Either way, today we're making pumpkins from pots. Here we go.
- terra-cotta pots
- orange paint
- foam brushes
- yellow paper
- mod podge
- lunch bags/brown paper
1. Paint the pots with the orange paint until fully covered (this may take several coats).
2. Cut out eyes and a mouth for your pumpkin (to scale for the pot) from the yellow paper.
3. Glue (I used rubber cement) the eyes and mouth onto the pot. I had to apply a few moments of pressure to allow the pieces to adhere to the pot.
4. Coat with a layer of mod podge (if you're going to put it outside) so it doesn't get ruined by rain.
5. Twist lunch bag/brown paper and insert into the hole at top of the pot to look like a stem. I also added some orange shred to the top of mine.
Wondering what to do with this pumpkin of yours? Mine will be sitting on the steps leading up to my building. I also thought about lining my windowsill with smaller pot pumpkins or giving them as a gift to a child's teacher to celebrate the holiday. Let me hear what you think you might do with your new pumpkin.
Happy October, Highlowaha!
Signing off until Monday with the song of the day...