Super Cute No Carve Pumpkins

Hello everyone and welcome to another fabulous blog post.  I loved working on this post and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

So I was toodaling around the intranet (also known as the internet for those who don’t understand young adult lingo lol) and came across this wonderful blog post on Simple as That.  Okay, so my mom found it for me, but it is still adorable!  Rebecca made these cute no carve pumpkins, so I wanted to make my own!  Check out her blog post by clicking on the picture below!

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So here on Home on the Corner, I decided to try to make the fox and the owl.  Neither my mom or I are real big into raccoons, but he is still cute none the less.

Here are the supplies I used for these pumpkins.

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2 Fake Pumpkins-I bought both of mine from Michaels.  Also, the turquoise one came that way.

1 Hot Glue Gun

1 Sharpie

1 Pair of Scissors

Lots of Felt!

Also, I have a pencil in the picture, but didn’t end up using it.

So I started with the owl.  I started with measuring my pink felt to see how big of a wing I wanted.  I folded the felt in half and drew what I wanted my wing to look like and cut it out.

Next I took the beige color and drew what I wanted for a belly.  I drew a half circle since the bottom of that piece wouldn’t be seen.

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I then went for the nose.  I just cut a small triangle out of orange felt to make a nice small beak.

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The final part was the eyes.  Unfortunately, I was so excited to get them done that I didn’t take a picture…sorry.  But, I took white felt and used the bottom of a candle to make big bug eyes.  I then used my sharpie to draw little pupils in the eyes.

Then I moved onto the fox.  I used the white felt to draw the face.  I wanted her to have a bit of a mask, so I made a slit down the middle to symbolize the snout.  From there, I went to draw on two little eyes and a nose.

I then took the beige fabric to make another tummy.  I did the same half circle shape for her little tummy.

Finally, I took some orange felt and leftover white to make the ears.  I wanted them to be a bit big, so I over drew them and trimmed them where I needed.

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The final step for both of these pumpkins was to hot glue everything on!  This was by far the most exciting  because I wanted to see the finished product!

And here you go!  The final look of my owl and my fox!

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I think that they are absolutely adorable!  I love how they turned out and can’t wait to find where I want to use them as decoration.  I know I didn’t put a tail on the fox, but I ran out of orange and white felt and didn’t have any orange paper to make a tail.  I’m sorry…I failed at making a fox!

But in all seriousness.  They are super cute and super easy to make.  I love how they turned out and I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow!

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Candlestick Plus Newspaper Equals Awesome!

Hello everyone!  I am reposting this awesome project from June of 2015.  I love how it turned out and love having these as decoration in my apartment.  So, here is my tutorial on how to decorate a wooden candlestick with decoupage and newspaper.

Mom was cleaning her room and found this candlestick.  Now, I have the same candlestick in my bedroom.  I covered it in newspaper by means of decoupage and love how it looks.  So, I decided to do the same thing for this candlestick.  And here is what I used.

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I had a newspaper that my roommates and I got for free, mod poge from Michaels, sponge brushes, a small bowl to put the mod poge in, paper towels, and tv shows to watch as I was decoupaging.

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I tore the newspaper into small pieces to make it easier to decoupage onto the candlestick.  I then got the sponge brush damp with the mod poge and lightly coated it over the piece of newspaper.  Because newspaper is thin, it doesn’t require that much mod poge to make it stick to the candlestick.  I used only pieces with words on them because I was afraid of the color from pictures bleeding through.

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Almost Done!

So after two nights of mod poging, approximately 4 hours of work, the candlestick was complete!

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Currently it is sitting on my Salvation Table, which you can seehere, along with some of mom’s decorations.  I might be taking this to my apartment to decorate in the living room area.  I like the look of the newspaper, something that could be modern or vintage looking.  This project was fun and something that I know I will be doing more of this summer!

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