Monday, October 10, 2011


This is the finished project of what I had posted earlier this morning that I was working on.  Isn't this pumpkin just the cutest!!
It's made with terracotta plant pots, paint, chennelle wire and felt.  It's really easy to create.  You start with a large terracotta plant pot with matching base.  You paint them both orange and glue the base onto the top of the plant pot.  Then paint a smaller terracotta plant pot brown and glue it upside down to the very top center.  Using a black paint marker add whatever pumpkin face you would like to add along with lines going down the pumpkin (all the way around). Finish the face by adding a few white lines for highlites using a white paint marker. Curl a green chennelle wire around a pencil and glue it into the hole in the top of the brown pot.  Cut 3 leaves from green felt and add vines with a black paint marker.  Glue them onto the top of the pumpkin. Using clear glitter paint, add glitter to the top of the pumpkin, stem and a little on the leaves. 

I am entering this pumpkin into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug: Halloween ABC Challenge

One Stop Craft: Anything Goes

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Anything As Long As It Sparkles

Challenge Up Your Life: Halloween

Cutie Sunday: Halloween

Kaboodle Doodles: Leaves

Stampin Sisters In Christ: Anything Goes

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft: Halloween

Gingerloft: Orange

7 Kids College Fund: Happy Fall Ya'll

Wags N Whiskers: Handmade

Meljens: Halloween

Creative Craft World: Halloween

Delightful Challenges: Make It Dimensional

Fussy & Fancy: Fall or Halloween

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

City Crafter: 3D

The Paper Shelter: Halloween

Simon Says Stamp: Sparkle & Bling

Crafty Creations: Create A Crafty Decoration

The Pixie Cottage: Fall Fun

ABC Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamps R Us: Autumn/Fall


Large Terracotta Plant Pot, Large Terracotta Plant Pot Base, Small Terracotta Plant Pot, Brown Paint, Orange Paint, Clear Glitter Paint, Black Paint Marker, White Paint Marker, Green Chennelle Wire, Green Felt, Glue


Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I love his little face!

Thank you for joining our HALLOWEEN challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Annette said...

This is such a great idea Mary, you've got a great imagination to come up with this.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So fun!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!

Julie said...

Just adorable! So glad you joined us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.

Have a great week!


Linda R. said...

This is so darn cute.. And creative.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Darling! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a fun project!

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is So Cute Cute Cute! 8-)


downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested:)

Ros said...

That's so clever ... fabulous pumpkin! Thank you for sharing it with us at CCCB

sari said...

Awwww...This is absolutly adorable!!! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Jodie Mackrell said...

what a neat project! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Marcea said...

Absolutely brilliant! Loving your sparkle sweetie.
Thanks for joining us onSimon Says Stamp Challenge

Sabina said...

What a gorgeous project!!! Thanks for sharing it at ABC!!!

Tracey said...

What a fabulous idea!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I've seen these done, but NONE as wonderful and creative, and colorful as yours. WOW!!!!! Totally love it. Thank you for sharing this with us at Catch the Bug and rest assured I won't forget it!

Carol L said...

What a fantastic pumpkin and to think it's made from flower pots is awesome!! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with Stamps R Us this week!

Marjo said...

Super cute, it's a fantastic idea. THanks so much for plalying with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful pumpkin, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….
Hugs Michi

Francesca said...

what a brilliant Sparkle Creation

thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE and good luck!


Linda said...

So glad you posted the finished project. This is precious and it can be saved from year to year too. I like those kind of pumpkins.

Ute85 said...

What a lovely creation with adorable details. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Ute85

Lin said...

Mary this is absolutely inspired, and you can get it out year after year for decoration!

Thanks for joining us at ABC.

Lin xx

susibee said...

So cute and such a good idea.

Thanks for joining us at CCW.

thinker said...

what a fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge this week!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful ........such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Lola said...

I completely ADORE this! I'll be keeping this idea in my book! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

louise said...

O wow fab project,thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Craft.
Hugs Louise xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How creative and fun!! Love the pumpkin you created with the pot. Gorgeous painting and details.
Thanks for joining Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!!

kyanos said...

very cute Halloween project!!!!great idea!!!
thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

Min said...

Oh my goodness he is just ADORABLE!! What a wonderful Halloween idea! Puttin this in my idea book for next halloween! =)Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Trick or Treat ABC" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Helen said...

Awww...this is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Paul said...

What a great spooky project. Such a great idea to use the pots like that. Thank you so much for joining in with the Bugaboo team for our Anything But a Card challenge at Catch The Bug.

Mini said...

A super halloween project. Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Trish said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CCW!
Trish x