Thursday, October 11, 2012

Our Adorable PUMPKIN Family!

I couldn't resist. I love putting googly eyes on everything and this was just another opportunity! I also wanted to add ears and feet to our lovely pumpkin family. I choose cute little pumpkins that represented us in size order.

Things you will need:
  1. Little pumpkins of different sizes
  2. Baby carrots
  3. Toothpicks
Grab those baby carrots and scrape the outer layer off to get an even tone of orange (pumpkin color). Cut one in half lengthwise. This will be one pair of feet.
Grab another and slice into circles. Cut the circles in half to make a pair of ears...pretty simple huh?
Break a toothpick in tiny pieces and use to attach the carrot ear to the pumpkin...
To help attach the ear to the pumpkin easily, slice out a portion with a sharp knife. Do this on the opposite side as well.
Like so...
For the feet, slice off tiny triangular pieces to form toes...
Add your googly eyes with hot glue or any strong glue. Add mustache and mouths with a black sharpie.
I added lashes to my mommy pumpkin (me). I love wearing lashes so why not...I cut one lash in half and used it for both eyes. It really depends on how big the googly eyes are...I used hot glue to adhere it to the top of the eyes.
Check them out-Awesome! It's a DIVA pumpkin!
Look at hubby checking my lashes out ;)
As for the carrot feet, I just had the pumpkins sitting on them but you can attach them the same way as the ears (using toothpicks) if you wish.
Tip: To rid hot glue strings-use a blow dryer on the hot setting to instantly melt away.

  1. For the smaller pumpkins (kids) place the two googly eyes really close together. This makes them appear cute and innocent. Place the adult pumpkins eyes a bit further apart.
  2. I used two different sizes of eyes for all of them. Again, it looks cuter.
  3. Before placing the eyes and ears, turn the curved stems towards each other. It shows endearment and body language...see above pic and below pic.
 Enjoy & Have a BOO-teeeeful weekend!
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  1. These are too cute! I love the googly eyes

  2. Gorgeous!

    1. I enjoy your crafts .. This is a great family project .. Will make my punkin family too :)

    2. So nice to hear-glad you enjoy my work :)


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