Important Note: These are general instructions. I will tell you how I made mine, but you can just use it as inspiration. You can use any supplies you like or have on hand. Also, a faux pumpkin will last whereas a real pumpkin like we used will eventually have to be tossed in the compost bin.
Wash and dry the pumpkin.
To make the door, use wire nips to cut small twigs and glue them together. Because a pumpkin is round, the door cannot just be glued on at ground level. After gluing the door on we built stairs from the wood slices.
Make the windows by cutting shapes from yellow card stock and framing with twigs. Glue them to the pumpkin, then cover the top with moss to make the roof.
Lay a piece of foam core out for your base. After deciding where the house will sit, remove it and add the pebble path by squeezing glue out in the shape of a path and sprinkling the pebbles on top. Next squeeze glue all over the rest of the board (except where the pumpkin will sit) and cover it with moss.
Cover the pebble path with Mod Podge. Use a paintbrush to spread it around and make sure all the cracks are filled. I pointed a fan at it overnight to aid the drying process.
When done add details. Some of the smaller details included a large pine cone as a tree, tying some raffia with twine to make a corn stalk and making the toadstools. I cut about 1/3 off of the Styrofoam balls and used Smooth Finish over the top to make the foam easier to paint. I used toothpicks as stems. Glue miniature birds onto the clay pot bird bath. Get creative!!
Expert Tips & FAQs
Hot glue will work, but keep the finished project away from a sunny window or the glue can melt causing your items to shift or fall off.Go in your backyard to find twigs, pinecones, acorn tops and other items you can use in your creation.
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