Pumpkin Projects from #MyFavoriteBloggers

Hey, friends!  I don’t know about you, but I loooooove fall!  The weather here in Artsy Land has cooled off considerably, so I’m more than ready to start thinking about some of my favorite seasonal things…like PUMPKINS!  Today, I’ve got a super-fun and festive pumpkin project for you and so do fourteen of my favorite bloggy buddies!  Take a look…

Pumpkin Projects

Each month, this group of #myfavoritebloggers chooses a theme {remember last month’s apple posts?} and we all post our projects on the same day.  At the bottom of my post, you’ll find thumbnail links to each of these fabulous pumpkin crafts, activities, and recipes!  Sound like fun?  Before I share my project, I’d like you to meet the beautiful and talented bloggers who are joining in the fun today:

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Kirsten from One Tough Mother, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Marilyn from 4 You With Love, Sky from Capital B, Tara from Suburble, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, Lauren from The Thinking Closet, Kara from Petals and Picots, Carlee fromLadybird Ln, ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof, Kadie from 7 Alive, Amy from One Artsy Mama, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me and Nancy from Small Things with Love.

Trust me. If you don’t already know them and read their blogs, you are going to love these girls!
Now.  On to the pumpkin!

Jack-O-Lantern Pot
Pumpkin Pot

We actually made this particular project a few years ago with some really good friends of ours!  They love making crafts too, so we had a festive pumpkin-making playdate!  I posted about it then, but that was when I had about six followers and two of them were my hubby and my mom, so I thought it was worth sharing again with the larger community!  Here’s how we made it:

- terracotta pot
- black and orange acrylic paint
- paintbrushes
- Mod Podge or other sealer

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Step 1: Paint entire pot orange and let it dry completely!  {I think waiting for it to dry so you can add the face is the hardest part!

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Step 2: Paint a face any way you like using black paint!

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Step 3: Seal with Mod Podge or other sealer.  Let it dry completely!

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Step 4: Fill with candy and enjoy!

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This is such a simple project to do and incredibly inexpensive!  The pots cost 89 cents a piece, and we already had the paints and brushes on hand.  Each year, Little Crafter looks forward to getting his out and filling it with his favorite Halloween candy…usually lollipops!

What are your favorite pumpkin projects?  Take a look at these for more fall inspiration!

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11 comments on Pumpkin Projects from #MyFavoriteBloggers

  1. Chimere Nicole
    September 19, 2013 at 9:58 AM (11 months ago)

    This is so freaking cute. I love how your children are helping and making their own crafts. I might seriously make a trip to AC Moore.
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    • dancers4life
      September 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM (11 months ago)

      Thanks so much! You can’t beat quick, cheap, and easy!

  2. ChiWei
    September 20, 2013 at 4:46 PM (11 months ago)

    What a cute kids craft! And it holds candy – well, that’s an easy win :-)

    • dancers4life
      September 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM (10 months ago)

      Oooooh! Glitter! What a great idea!


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