Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Candy Jar Pumpkin People

This is a very cute idea I got from Martha Stewart. It would be a fun project for children, too. Here is the picture from her website:

They are funny and festive, but some seem lackluster in character and personality. The two on the right look a little on the manic side. So, I decided to do my own twist on the pumpkin people.

Materials Needed:

1 jar
Halloween candy
1 tiny pumpkin
googly eyes
small piece of candy (for nose)
doll hair
tiny, bendy twig (for mouth)
white glue (I prefer Alene's tacky glue)

Fill the jar with the candy. Glue eyes and nose on the pumpkin. Add the mouth and bend to smile, if desired. Glue strands of hair onto the top until desired coiffure achieved.

And...voila! A really cute pumpkin person. I decided to give him an understated Mona Lisa smile.

He is going to sit on my windowsill to bring me cheer while I wash dishes.


Amby said...

These are cute. I think the second one from the left looks a little like 1980's Gil.

Vickie said...

haha. I agree.

Chris and Rebecca Lee said...

your pumpkin people are much cuter!

Vickie said...

That's really sweet, Rebecca. Thank you.

Sook said...

What a cute idea for Halloween! Thanks for sharing! I will have to do this for my cooking group meeting around the holidays.

Vickie said...

You are welcome! Thank you for visiting.