Can you believe October is upon us? I know many of you look forward to Halloween, but admittedly, I’m not overly crazy about it. It’s just one of those celebrations I’ve never really embraced.
Having said that, I do love creating, so when asked by my friends at Make If Fun Crafts to create something inspired by their Halloween e-book, I didn’t hesitate.
I made this funny looking vintage folk art pumpkin and a Halloween cat to keep him company.
Floracraft foam Balls
FloraCraft Smooth Finish
DecoArt paint (orange, white, black and yellow)
FloraCraft Foam Cutter
1. Cut off the top of foam ball with foam cutter
2. Using a bottle cap, indent a circle on the ball (these will serve as the eyes)
3. Hollow out the ‘eyes’ with a spoon
4. Press the handle of a wooden spoon onto ball to make various indentations along the ball
5. Cut out the mouth with a foam cutter
6. Cover with Smooth Finish and allow to dry completely
7. Paint entire pumpkin with orange paint; leave the hollowed areas white
8. Paint hollowed areas yellow
9. Complete face by painting the details of the eyes, nose and teeth with white and black paint
10. Attach a clay stem to the top of pumpkin head and allow to dry
The cat is just two foam balls attached to a disc, covered in smooth finish and painted black. I then added clay ears, some tissue ruffles and details on the face.
This guys’s face makes me chuckle every time I see it and you can’t help but to grin back. 🙂
It’s fun and whimsical right?
What about you? How do you feel about Halloween?
Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you tomorrow…xo
Cute and different! The grands would love to craft these.
Thanks for the ideas!
So cute, Lucy!!
Her Heartland Soul says
Her Heartland Soul
These are beautiful pieces of Halloween folk art! Thank you for the tutorial!
Now THAT is a cute jack-o-lantern!
I don’t like scary Halloween, but I do like pumpkins and hayrides and bonfires. Your pumpkin is really cute!
Have a lovely weekend!
karen on bainbridge island says
Oh, this little cat and jack are just so adorable. They look pretty easy to do…especially if you have a little bit of artist in you. Thanks for sharing.
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Iloved those pumpkins really cute. We do not like creepy or scary either. But Halloween is a real event.my husband and I decorate the yard a different theme every year. We hand make and tie goodie bags for adults too. He takes photos of our visitors in their makeup and costumes. We have had as many as 450 treater’s in a holiday. I make costumes,he creates music and lighting.( since he is a stagehand,and worked with lazors creating Holograms,used to work at museum of Holography in Illinois it is a use of led Holograms,defraction grating,mirrorballs). One example was last year Herb Albert and Tijuana Brass meets day of the dead. The music fun and many people dancing. Star shower lit up entire front yard,large tent with heater inside,and decor of pumpkins skulls ravens crows,lighted mirror ball,led lights,paper lanterns.the skulls and pumpkins were filled with sand sealed and decorated with duck tape,glitter,nail polish lit with stands of led lights. And we were painted like characters from day of the dead. It was solo much fun. This year disco,ABBA Solstice.
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