My kids’ elementary school has a silent auction every year with decorated pumpkins to earn money for PTA.
This was the first year in 5 years that I have completed a class pumpkin all by myself! (yea, I was pretty excited to rise to the occasion…)Special thanks to Kim over at Maiden D’Shade for getting my creative juices flowing on this one. She had a fabulous tutorial about using lollipops to decorate a craft pumpkin that I totally loved from the minute I saw it.
(She also has some really cool ideas and tutorials for Halloween decorating!! If you have spent any time looking at Halloween decor on blogs, I’m sure you have seen some of her ideas.)
I used a medium sized pumpkin and spray painted it with gold glitter paint. After this, I followed Kim’s tutorial to add the lollipops. Hubbs doesn’t normally help me in my crafty endeavors but he patiently drilled all the holes for me on this one. (Thank you, dear… I know you read my blog even though you pretend you don’t.)
I used one of those medium sized memory boxes at Michael’s as my treasure chest (it was a pirate theme this year) and spray painted it black. Wadded up silver and gold tissue paper served as the base in the chest for the pumpkin bounty. A pirate hat topped on her head and a fake pirate skeleton guarded her faithfully. :)
I finished the whole thing with glitter spray paint. For the finishing touches, I hot glued ribbon tied lollis and scrap wooden shapes with “bounty” hand written on them to the outside of the box. Of course, I had to hot glue jute around the base of the box. If I can, I will definitely incorporate jute or burlap in any project. :))
The kids really wanted to keep it… but since we made it, we can always make another!