Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Whimsical Pumpkin Figure

I'm feeling silly and sometimes this silliness takes over me.  I wanted to make a glam and glitzy pumpkin, but all I can come up with is something cute and whimsical.  At least I hope it is.   Meet my whimsical pumpkin figure.
Bright eyed and smiling!
I started with a large plain pumpkin I got last year at Hobby Lobby at the end of the season for 80% off.  I picked up three at that price.

I can't draw so I enlarge a face pattern I found online and tried to trace it on the pumpkin. There are too many ridges for the carbon to take so I had to cut out the eyes and trace around them using a sharpie paint pen.

I started filling in the black portion of the eyes . . .
While the paint was drying, I attached fiber-fill stuffed socks from the dollar store for legs to the bottom of the pumpkin. I also tied raffia to the ends of the socks.

I made arms out of stuffed scrap fabric and wire and poked them into the sides of the pumpkin sealing with hot glue.
Hi there!

Alrighty then!

I'm ready for fall!  How bout you?

Take a little time to enjoy!




  1. Sweetest pumpkin ever and I'm pinning this!

  2. Now that is one cute pumpkin! Pinning it as well

  3. So cute Gail! Love the way you did the legs too! I am so ready for fall!

  4. He...or she, is so absolutely adorable! I want one immediately! :)

  5. I love this! Thanks for linking up at Make Bake Create!

  6. What an awesome pumpkin - adorable!

    Thank you for sharing on Marigolds' Loft Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    Your post will be featured on the tutorial round-up tomorrow, 30 October 2014.
    I look forward to seeing you again at next month's party.
    Marigolds' Loft

  7. Too Cute! This is such a fun design. I love it!!

    Thanks so much for sharing them at the Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase!!!

  8. Your pumpkin is so CUTE, and thrifty and clever! I love it! Thank you for sharing this post at the Halloween Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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