I was not paid for this post, but I was provided with a gift card to Michael’s to purchase my supplies.
I was so excited when Michael’s contacted me to participate in and help promote their #TrickYourPumpkin campaign going on right now! This campaign includes a chance for one lucky creative person to win a $250 Michael’s gift card and Plaid products each Friday through Halloween! All you have to do is come up with your own creative pumpkin project and share it on instagram with the hashtags #TrickYourPumpkin and #sweepstakes and tag @michaelsstores for your chance to win! Michael’s invited me to get a little crafty and trick my own pumpkin, too.
Saturday morning, Emmy and I headed off to our local Michael’s to pick up supplies. Emmy was really excited to be involved with all of the shopping and planning; this project was definitely inspired by her. We gathered everything we need, including two craft pumpkins- a small white one, and a medium black one (I was thrilled to see they had black!) and headed to the check out!
Once we got home, we laid out all of our supplies including moss, a bird, a butterfly, a nest, a mini topiary, little log slices, and lots of miniatures.
Can you see where this is going with these supplies? We planned to create a fairy house as well as a bird nest pumpkin!
I began by using my jigsaw to cut holes in the pumpkins. This step was one that Emmy of course didn’t help with.
We started with the nest pumpkin and loaded the bottom with moss. We placed the nest on top, and placed the bird inside. We also draped some of the more decorative moss coming out of the opening. We didn’t glue this one in place as we thought it would sit just fine. (We thought….. until one puppy came along…. more on that later!).
For the black magical fairy house pumpkin, we started by laying moss on the floor and I hot glued that into place. Next I had Emmy place things where she wanted them, with a little guidance from me. I hot glued everything into place. FYI, the little topiary was too big, so I twisted it until it broke, and used the exposed wire to stab into the base of the pumpkin. (Before I stabbed it into place, I placed a glob of hot glue on the end to help it stay in place).
And when we were all done, we had a couple of pretty, magical garden pumpkins, and one very happy little girl!
And here is where you will see the close up pictures, and see that the bird is NOT the bird I bought at Michael’s because Catcher destroyed that bird and strewed moss all over the living room, and also left teeth marks in the white pumpkin. So, yeah, sorry, Michael’s, but the dog ate my homework.
Luckily I had a little glitter bird waiting in the wings, so to speak, and extra moss, and was able to salvage it. 🙂
On the other side of the hearth sits the fairy house pumpkin. We had so much fun with this one!
Emmy created this sweet little path out of wood slices we found at Michaels.
And she was dead set on getting this little “love” stone as the entry stone.
Here it is sitting on the hearth.
Now it’s your turn! Get creative, share your images on instagram with #TrickYourPumpkin and #sweepstakes and tag @michaelsstores for your chance to win one of the $250 gift cards!
I can’t wait to see what some of you come up with- good luck! Please click here to see all sweepstakes rules.
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