I initially made this Pumpkin for the Mod Podge challenge, but when Life ran over me, i asked my sister, Christine (http://changeofheart56.blogspot.com/), to find another place where I could share this cute little fella. He is just too cute to resist. I am so excited that she found this Halloween Extravaganza in which I could participate. Click here to see many, many other talented crafters and what they have to share.
Now, for what I did…. First of all, I probably cheated because I purchased the plastic pumpkin at the thrift store for a buck.
Initially I had thought to use the back side painted with chalkboard paint because I had seen that on web sites and it sounded like so much fun. Then, Christine and I sat down to paint our pumpkins and the chalkboard paint was not so handy, so I went with orange. Here he is:
Since the pumpkin is plastic and craft paint would probably not stick, I Mod podged (yes, that is a verb) the entire pumpkin. Since I did not have any orange paint and did not want to leave the house, I mixed red and yellow. This was great because it gave the paint that shaded look. While in Disneyland a few weeks ago my daughter purchased a Mickey Hat for me to wear at Boo at the Zoo at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City next weekend and I plopped it onto the guy, not realizing it would match so well.
It is so wonderful, that I plan to carry him when we attend Boo At The Zoo next weekend.