Ahhh…what’s better than fall? Between the bright pumpkin decor and rustic tones that light up yards and tables, fall is a cozy and crisp time of year. And there is always something to do, whether that be prepping your Halloween costumes or preparing a trip to the apple farm for a hayride. And then there is that sweet warmth that goes along with some fresh apple cider. There is always something to do in fall, and the decoration options are endless, so why not try a new DIY project that’s fun for the whole family.
Instead of being covered in pumpkin guts from a carving session, this idea is a lot cleaner. Follow the simple directions below to add some spark to your home or make a gift for a friend.
Next, dig through your shed and get some concrete mix and peat moss. A concrete mix to try is Perlite. This can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Once you have gathered your materials, you will mix two cups of the the concrete and one cup of the peat moss. Then toss in a big of orange dye to add to the festive colors. One option to try is Quikrete, Liquid Cement Color. Again, this can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Next, you will need to to cover that tiny hole that sits in the bottom of the plastic pumpkin. You can tape it or drop a dollop of super glue to seal it up. Then, spray a layer of cooking spray on the entire inside of the pumpkin.
Now comes the fun part!
Grab a shovel and fill the pumpkins with your cement/peat moss mixture. Fill it to the brim and use the shovel to smooth out the layer of the mixture at the top.
Next, find yourself a railroad spike and stick it in the center of the top of the pumpkin to create a stem protruding from the top.
Now, you just let the pumpkin sit for a couple of days with the mold in place. After you’ve confirmed that you have a solid mixture inside the pumpkin, you can go to work slicing the plastic part of the container with a utility knife. The plastic portion should fall off and reveal a pumpkin!
The face of the pumpkin will be imprinted on the mixture that you placed in the trick-or-treat bucket and you will have your very own, naturally made pumpkin to place on your front steps. We are certain that hoodlums won’t be able to smash these hefty pumpkins so don’t fret when you leave them out over night.
And here is the best part-you can save them and use them next year!
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