I just can’t help but smile every time I pass this little guy. He was so easy to make and is just so adorable I can’t stand it.
Below was my inspiration…and I’ll admit theirs came out a little better than mine. Mine looks a little more marshmallow than theirs, but I love it all the same.
Collect your supplies
- Plastic or Foam Pumpkin
- Spray or Liquid Fabric Stiffener (I used heavy spray starch)
- Googly Eyes
- Scissors/Tacky Glue or Hot Glue
Cut the cheesecloth into strips
Apply the fabric starch to the cheesecloth. I used a spray starch because for some reason I couldn’t find liquid fabric stiffener anywhere. The spray starch worked fine, but you need to really drench the fabric. I used a cardboard box to contain the spray and minimize the mess.
Start placing the wet fabric on the pumpkin. There’s no magic with this, just go with your gut. It took me a few tries to figure out the starch and the first few pieces were too dry. REALLY drench them.
Looking good so far…
Affix the googly eyes. You can use hot glue, but I used tacky glue and they are holding just fine.
After you affix the eyes, add a few more layers of cheesecloth to cover the eyes just a bit.
Optional: the inspiration picture advised to cut out a small opening and paint a little mouth, but I acutally liked mine better without the mouth.
Let the cute little guy dry.
Ok, seriously, how do you not smile when you see those eyes?
Project Cost Breakdown:
Small Fake Pumpkin (Michaels) = $5
Cheesecloth (Home Depot) = $4
Heavy Spray Starch (Target) = $1
Googly Eyes (Michaels) = $1
Tacky Glue (already owned) = $0
Total Project Cost: $11
SHOWING THE LOVE!!
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