Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Faux Reals, Yo.

Remember last month when I carved a pumpkin with the thought it might last into this month?

I was wrong.  A week later it looked like this:

 Ugh.  I just puked in my mouth a little.

Needless to day, that little dude didn't make it much past Halloween. 

Later that week, I was at Michael's and I saw they had craft pumpkins on clearence for 70% off.   The gears in my noggin started crankin'.  I quickly grabbed two orange pumpkins in different sizes, and a white "Cinderella" pumpkin.  Nine dollars and fifty-three cents later, I skipped out of the store.

Using the same method from the first time, I printed out an image and with a little cutting (and a lot less scooping), I now have a monogram pumpkin:

I used black paint for the scroll work, because honestly, I wasn't cutting that out.  Hells to the no.    I should also note that you cannot use a real tea candle for these- LED candles only (otherwise you will have craft pumpkin en flambe). 

What about the other two pumpkins?  They are just chillax au natural for now.  Next year when we (hopefully) have a house, I will try the numbers game again.

What do you think?  Worth the $9.53 I dropped on it?

Always & Forever,


Danielle and Clint said...

What a great idea! I would of never thought to carve them! Our weather wasn't too pumpkin friendly either.

*claire* said...

def worth it! i love the white one you did!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Yeah, that's pretty disgusting. But, your new funkin is so cute. Love it. And you'll have it for next year, now. Great work! Happy Thanksgiving!