Boo! DIY Mummy Pumpkin


DIY Mummy Pumpkin

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.

Source: via Addison on Pinterest

Step 1:

Collect your supplies

  • Plastic or Foam Pumpkin
  • Spray or Liquid Fabric Stiffener (I used heavy spray starch)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors/Tacky Glue or Hot Glue

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Step 2:

Cut the cheesecloth into strips

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Step 3:

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.

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Step 4:

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.

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Looking good so far…

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Step 5:

Affix the googly eyes. You can use hot glue, but I used tacky glue and they are holding just fine.

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

Let the cute little guy dry.

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

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


Linking To: Polly Want A Crafter, Between Naps on the Porch, Keeping it Simple, Craft-O-Maniac, The Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter, Not JUST A Housewife, Today’s Creative Blog, Centsational Girl, Savvy Southern Style, We Are THAT Family, Very Merry Vintage Style, Blue Cricket Design, Ginger Snap Crafts, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Beyond The Picket Fence, The Artsy Girl Connection, Vanessa’s Crafty Nest, Addicted 2 Decorating, Shabby Nest, French Country Cottage, Dear Creatives, Ohh Baby Designs, Funky Junk Interiors, 5 Minutes Just For Me

34 responses

  1. I love it! I pinned this to do with the kids but we haven’t gotten to it yet. Love seeing how much it’s going to cost me! Yours turned out well! Very Cute! Visiting from Centsational Girl link party.

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  3. This is so unique and lovely.. Very creative.. LOVE IT.. I would LOVE to have you link it to my linky party going on today – Pin’Inspirational Thursdays over at The ArtsyGirl Connection – TY :)) Link is - ps: officially following ya :)) (on twitter)

  4. I love posts just like this! It’s so good to see that you actually made something you pinned!

    I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog today and if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my Pinning and Singing Pinterest Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

    • Hi Natasha, thanks for sharing the info for your site! I stopped by and signed up for the Pinning Bloggers Master List. I adore Pinterest and am thrilled to find a list of other bloggers who do as well. Great Idea!!

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  10. So cute! Guess what I just pinned yours 🙂 I think this will be one of my up coming Pinterest copy cat posts! Im also having a pinterest link party over at my blog would love for you to link up , Im a bit lonley over there

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