Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What's Inside a Pumpkin

Have you ever wondered what is inside a pumpkin?
I did so I cut one open, and to my surprise......

a Witch and her kitty were hiding inside!

I don't have a "proper" tutorial for this little
project but, here is a "cliff-noted" version.

With a craft knife I sliced open a little window
into a paper mache pumpkin. Painted inside and
out with orange paint. Once the paint was dry I
painted the inside with craft glue and glittered.

At this point it occurred to me that this should be illuminated.
Having those battery operated tea light around payed off. So,
I cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin just large enough to
slide the tip of the tea light in.

Then I glued a layer of moss in the bottom, yes and more glitter.
The moss helped hide the tea light a bit. I added a little tree in
the back and some flowers. Then I placed the Witch and kitty
in, glueing with hot glue.

To hide the tea light base I cut a piece of wood big enough
to slip the tea light into. Then drilled a hole, with a hole saw into
the wood to hide the base of the light. Then covered the wood
up with some moss, helping to block the light escaping from the
bottom of the pumpkin.

I also added a little leaf and vine curl to the top of the pumpkin.

I think these two look very happy in their little home.
So, I invited them to live on my mantel.

I love the way their cozy little fire flickers
and glows. Can't wait to see what's in my
pumpkins next year!!  ;)

This craft is linked up to Today's Creative Blog.


  1. L-O-V-E this. I can't get enough of those battery tealights. Best invention since the paper napkin! Wonder what would happen if you cut open a watermelon????

  2. This is adorable! You're one creative gal!

    Thanks for linking up to Tute-in Tuesday!