Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders | #trickyourpumpkin

Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders | #trickyourpumpkin

Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders – Faux Pumpkin Craft #trickyourpumpkin #michaelsmakers | We recently made a trip to the Michaels ‘pumpkin patch’ and couldn’t resist bringing a few craft pumpkins home with us.
Sure we love our traditional annual carving but being able to save that pumpkin design you create
is pretty wonderful too!

This year I decided to add some fun and whimsy to our faux pumpkins
and make them into candy holders that can be used year after after.

Craft Pumpkin Candy Holders #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkin
These craft pumpkin candy holders do not require any special crafting skills
and are incredibly easy to make.
Once the mouth opening is carved out it’s all about the paint –
and the possibilities are pretty endless.

Our little guy chose our three designs – a pumpkin, a ghost and a silly Frankenstein –
and giggled along as I painted each face.

How to Carve a Faux Craft Pumpkin #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkinBasic Materials Needed:
Celebrate It™ Craft Pumpkins
Walnut Hollow® Creative Versa-Tool™

Additional Supplies: Pencil or Sharpie, washi tape or painters tape

Faux Pumpkin Crafts #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkinStep One: Outline the design you would like to carve.

The pumpkins used for this tutorial are from the Celebrate It™ line at Michaels. Be sure to pick up the hollow craft pumpkins and not the solid foam.

When planning the designs keep in mind you want the opening large enough for a hand to reach in a grab some candy.

Washi tape was used for a majority of our guidelines and the rest were just freehanded with a Sharpie – since the pumpkins were going to be painted anyway.

How to Cut a Craft Faux Pumpkin #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkinStep Two: Carve the Pumpkins.

The Versa-Tool™ works wonders on these pumpkins and cuts them like a hot knife hots butter. This tool is mainly used for woodburning and can be found in the unfinished wood section. You just plug the tool in, let it heat up, then carve.

How to Cut a Faux Pumpkin #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkin
The tool makes nice clean and smooth cuts without any mess.

Step Three: Paint the Pumpkins

The three different designs are broken down below.

Pumpkin Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder #michalesmakers #trickyourpumpkinPumpkin Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder
Materials Needed:
Celebrate It™ Craft Pumpkin, 14 inch
Folkart® Acrylic Paint, Pure Black
Folkart® Acrylic Paint, Pumpkin
Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, Terra Cotta
Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, White
Craft Smart® Large Area Flat Brush Pack
Craft Smart Variety Brush Set White Taklon

Faux Pumpkin Candy Dish #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkin1. Paint the inside of the pumpkin black.
2. Paint the outside of the pumpkin orange. (a combination of pumpkin & terra cotta paint was used for this)
3. Paint two black triangle eyes.
4. Paint two white half circle eyes.
5. Paint the stem brown.

Ghost Faux Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkinGhost Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder
Materials Needed:
Celebrate It™ Craft Pumpkin, 9 inch
Krylon® Colormaster™ Satin Enamel, Bright White
Folkart® Acrylic Paint, Pure Black
Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, White
Craft Smart® Large Area Flat Brush Pack
Craft Smart Variety Brush Set White Taklon

Ghost Faux Pumpkin Candy Dish #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkin1. Spray paint the outside of the pumpkin white.
2. Paint the inside of the pumpkin black.
3. Paint two black oval eyes.
4. Paint two white circle eyes.

Frankenstein Faux Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkinFrankenstein Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder
Materials Needed:
Celebrate It™ Craft Pumpkin, 14 inch
Folkart® Acrylic Paint, Kelly Green
Folkart® Acrylic Paint, Pure Black
Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, White
Craft Smart® Large Area Flat Brush Pack
Craft Smart Variety Brush Set White Taklon
Lara’s Crafts® Wood Game Pieces, Boy, 5/8″ X 1 11/16″

Frankenstein Faux Pumpkin Candy Dish #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkin1. Paint the inside of the pumpkin black.
2. Paint the outside of the pumpkin green as well as the two wooden game pieces.
3. Paint two white circle eyes and paint the two teeth white.
4. Paint two black circle eyes and paint the hair design black.
5. Cut holes in each side and insert the wooden game pieces.
6. Paint the inside of the wooden pegs black.

Frankenstein PumpkinThe pegs are actually wooden game pieces found in the unfinished wood aisle. The holes were cut just a tad smaller than the circumference of the pegs. The pumpkin material has a little give to it so the pegs can be pushed in – creating a real snug fit.

Faux Pumpkin Candy Dish #michaelsmakers #trickyourpumpkin Step Four: Fill with candy and enjoy!

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We live too far away from other houses to have any trick-or-treaters – but if we did, these would definitely be sitting on my front steps for the kiddies to help themselves.

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Are you ready to create your own pumpkin project for a chance to win with
Michaels #TrickYourPumpkin sweepstakes!

Just create an original pumpkin project and upload a picture of it to your Instagram account.

Don’t forget to tag #trickyourpumpkin and #sweepstakes and while you’re at it,
tag @MichaelsStores too!

The contest runs Wednesday, October 1st through Friday, October 31st.
Each Friday a random winner will be selected to receive a $250 Michaels gift card & Plaid products.

For more details, rules and regulations visit Michaels #TrickYourPumpkin.

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Comments

  1. These are so cute and such a great tutorial!

  2. Those are oh. so. cute!!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us and letting us know about the TRick Your Pumpkin contest from Michael’s .

  3. Wickedly adorable! Love them all.

  4. Very creative and cute!

  5. These are so adorable!! I love each one!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Holly

  6. This is the best use of the faux pumpkin I have seen yet! I am totally going to have to make one now!!! Pinning!

  7. These are just adorable! I love the Frankenstein one so much!

  8. Just when you think you’ve seen every sort of pumpkin craft possible, you guys come up with something adorable! Love it!

  9. Those are adorable! Kids will love to make these and what a great way to put candy on your porch if you can’t be home for trick-or-treaters.

  10. This is so adorable. I don’t think I can make one in time for this year, but will definitely be on my list for next. Pinned.

  11. So Cute!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and all the great pictures of the afters. Never heard of the versa tool but it sure looks like I need one.

        

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