Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY: crayon-drip pumpkin

I was a busy gal last night.
I had the DIY bug, so I decided to do a project.
Most of the stuff I already had on hand, but I did have to go to HL to buy the pumpkin.
 It was stinking EXPENSIVE!
Luckily, all of their Halloween stuff was 40% off. 
But still. Seemed a little steep for a fake pumpkin.
 
You can do it with a real one, but I feel like that's a waste of time & money. Might as well make something you can use every year, amirite?

You'll need crayons, too [kind of a vital ingredient].
The tutorial I looked at over at The Swell Life used all of the colors, but I wanted to just use autumn-like colors. So I picked out oranges, browns, yellows, whites - you get the idea.
 I grabbed some quick-dry tacky glue at HL, too.
quick dry, my ass.

 Alright, so when you've got your crayons picked out, you're going to want to break them in half.
Putting the whole crayon on there will not only make your pumpkin look stupid, but it will likely make you look stupid for doing it. 
I know from experience.

After they're broken in half, peel off the wrapping.
I used an exacto knife to cut a line and it was 100 times easier than peeling it off piece by piece.
 Next, glue your crayons to the top.
Don't overdo it on the glue like me.
It dripped.
And we're currently out of paper towels so I had to use toilet paper to wipe it up. Which then left toilet paper remnants on my pumpkin.
Awesome.
 When they say "quick dry" on the label, what they really mean is: "this is going to dry about as quickly as a fatty runs the mile, so you better sit down and have a beer while you wait."

And next, turn on your hair dryer and let that shiz melt.
It looks kind of gory, right? I like that about it. 
It's Halloween. It's not supposed to be pretty.

I think all red crayons would be super-cool, too. It would look like dripping blood. 
Eek!

Much more Halloween stuff to come. I LOVE this holiday!

2 comments:

  1. Yay! I love this! Max and I will need to make one. I want to do a bloody one because, well, you know me! Super cute! Max is getting SOOOO excited for Halloween... I just know it, might have to head to the Lobs to get side 40% off Halloween decorations!

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    1. Please tell me I get to see my nephew in person in his lion king outfit?
      I HAVE to take pictures of that.

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