It's time to start decorating for the upcoming holidays... but first up is Halloween. A friend of mine is having a "Monster Bash" this year and has volunteered me... lol... to do some decorating for her. She knows how much I love to hostess parties and presentation is everything !
I decided to get my hands on a few of these great pumpkins at Michael's
You can get different sizes and colors, white, orange, black even chalkboard black. They are made from a foam material and so they are really easy to cut up and alter. First up I cut the top off, like you would a regular pumpkin and I painted the inside with black acrylic paint because it was white inside.
For the skull, I picked up a paper mache one also at Michaels and painted it white and added Art Basics Texture Paste White Sand all over it to give it texture. Once everything was dry I then gave it a coat of black acrylic paint and then wiped off the excess with baby wipes just so the black would seep into the crevices of the skull. The hands I purchased at the Dollar Store and they were beige so I gave them the same painting treatment that I did with the skull. I then just added red gems for the eyes using my glue gun. To give the illusion that the skull is popping out of the side of the pumpkin, I cut a whole the same size as the skull and using my glue gun once again I adhered then filled in the edges with spanish moss.
I then added a piece of styrofoam glued it to the inside bottom of the pumpkin and added spanish moss on top. Using fabric fall leaves, I sprayed Dylusions Black Marble and Postbox Red here and there on the leaves to cause a more dramatic look.
The hands are fun because they look like they are holding the top of the pumpkin. This was super easy and fun, probably took me 4 hours... mostly waiting for stuff to dry and I have lots more ideas for the other pumpkins. Hope this has inspired you for some Boo-tiful Halloween decorations. Have fun and come play along with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.