It seems like everyone loves Fall. After all, who can resist the crisp air, beautiful foliage, and delicious apple cider that only autumn can bring?
Along with all of the fun seasonal activities, of course, come new DIY ideas for fall. This creation is guaranteed to be first on your list, and it’s so easy, you can make it with a simple plastic pumpkin from the dollar store!
It may not be Halloween just yet, but once you see the finished product, you’ll wish that it were!
Halloween is fast approaching this year, and it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate your home and yard. Some people like to put out cobwebs and witches, and all sorts of other spooky creations that fit the season. Here’s your opportunity to do something even better…
Here’s the most important thing to think about: Do you really just want to stick with old boring, traditional decorations or do you want to think outside of the box and spice up your holiday life this year? Outside the box is clearly the only answer to that question!
To start this project off, you’ll need to head out and buy some plastic pumpkins from a craft store. They don’t necessarily have to be big, and you can usually get them at the dollar store or other markets where you regularly shop for craft supplies, like Wal-Mart.
Then, you’re going to want to head to the local hardware store to pick up a mix of peat moss and concrete. You’ll also need some perlite. All together, it’s not too many items, and it’s all going to be worth it in the end when you have a perfectly decorated stoop.
Mix two cups of concrete to one cup of peat moss and perlite. Then, add a little orange dye to the mix so the pumpkins would have an extra seasonal flair. The amount of dye that you use depends on how orange you want the pumpkin to be in the end.
Before putting the mix directly into the pumpkins, be sure to cover the tiny hole in the bottom and coat the inside with cooking spray. Then, it’s time for you to fill them with your mixture! The more thoroughly applied the better; it’ll be sure to help you in the coming steps.
Use a spade to fill the pumpkin to the absolute top! When you finish filling the pumpkins to the brim, place a railroad spike in the top of each to create a stem. Even just a thick twig from your yard will do if you can’t find a railroad spike!
Then, you’ll have to make sure to allow the mold set for three days. At long last, you’ll be able to slice the plastic around the pumpkin open by using a utility knife. Get ready, because you’re about to reveal your masterpiece that’s waiting inside.
Behold your spectacular and super eerie creation! Simple, spooky, elegant — what’s not to love about these guys? They’re the perfect Halloween decoration. The best thing is that they’ll never rot, and you can bring them out every single year and use them over and over.
There is no way that these awesome concrete pumpkins won’t help you get into the Halloween spirit! They’re going to look fabulous on your porch or out in your yard, no doubt about it! Just wait until all of the trick-or-treaters’ parents ask where you got it from!
I am so doing this project this fall! Who doesn’t think their house would look awesome with a pair of concrete pumpkins on the porch? Plus, you can save them and bust them out every year.
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