Halloween Jack-O’-Totum Craft and a Huge Halloween Roundup

10.03.2012

That’s right people, I’m getting my craft on =). I don’t craft much, I used to a lot more when I was younger. Secretly I want to be the next Martha Stewart so I wish I had more time to do it all =). I call this my Pumpkin Snowman, although the site I adapted it from calls it a “Halloween Jack-O’-Lantern Totem.” Pumpkin Snowman is just easier to remember and easier to say. I just wanted to share because if you don’t craft (or if you do) this is one of the easiest crafts you could possibly make. I’m talking paint, glue, ribbon over some faux pumpkins with a little bit of cutting. It was actually really fun to make and I love having him on my front porch to welcome visitors and soon all the Trick-or-Treaters. I made it last year and it’s actually held up really well since it’s made from the faux pumpkins. Happy Halloween!

Here is what you will need:

2 white faux pumpkins

1 orange faux pumpkin (make sure they pumpkins are all they close to the same size)

1 spool of 3/8″ ribbon (I used two kinds, velvet and the wavy)

black acrylic paint

white acrylic paint

small craft paintbrush

hot glue gun and plenty of glue sticks

pumpkin carving tool or sharp knife

Directions:

1. Using the pumpkin carving tool, take one of the white pumpkins and cut a hole in the bottom making sure the hole is large enough for the stem of the orange pumpkin to fit through the hole. Repeat this step with the orange pumpkin making sure the hole on bottom of the orange pumpkin is large enough to fit the stem of the second white pumpkin.

2. Paint eyes on pumpkins using black and white acrylic paint.

3. Cut ribbon into random lengths to create mouths. Using the hot glue gun, glue ribbon to pumpkins below the eyes, curving the ribbon as desired.

4. Using the hot glue, glue the bottom of the first white pumpkin to the top of the orange pumpkin. Then glue the bottom of the orange pumpkin to the top of the remaining white pumpkin (note: I found the pumpkin to be lightweight and since I wanted to keep it outdoors I added a few heavy rocks to the bottom white pumpkin to give it some weight so it wouldn’t tip easily).

Craft adapted from: HGTV, they also have step by step photos if you’d like to view those

Now for the Halloween Roundup! 

It’s a long roundup (I spend far to much time browsing Pinterest) Here’s a few recipes and crafts I’d like to make this Halloween. Just follow the link listed below the pictures to see recipe or craft directions and original post. Note to anyone featured: if you would like your content removed please let me know and I will promptly remove it, thanks!

Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bites from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ghost Cupcakes from Yammie’s Noshery

Halloween Sugar Cookies from Annie’s Eats

Jack Skellington Cupcakes from Family Go

Reese’s Pieces Polka Dot Cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens

Spider Web Cookies and How To from Sweetopia

Candy Corn Oreo Truffles from My Baking Addiction

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust Life {Made} Simple

Homemade Oreos from Smells Like Home

Boo-tiful Halloween Cake from i am baker

Pumpkin Poptarts from Babble

Spiderweb No Bake Cheesecake from Epicurian Mom

Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Bars from Sweet Treats and More

Candy Corn Milk Shake from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Ghost Cupcakes from Ladies Home and Journal

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Spider Web Chocolate Ganache Cake from Country Living

No Bake Butterfinger Cheesecake from Bakers Royale

Monster Cake from Makoodle

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Spencer and Hilary

Halloween Cookie Suckers from How Does She?

1 Giant Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie Sally’s Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats from Food Family Finds

Pumpkin Blossoms from Inspired By Charm

Witch Cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens via Urban Comfort

Owl Cupcakes from Riches to Rags by Dori (also includes link to tutorial)

Sweet and Salty Halloween Treats from The High Heeled Kitchen

Halloween Candy Bark from Pink Parsley

Jack-O-Lantern Waffles from Random Thoughts Of A Supermom

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream I Wash You Dry

Pumpkin Lollipops from Sweet Sugar Bell

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup from Love To Cook

3-D Pumpkin Cookies from Glorious Treats

Halloween Marshmallow Pops from Food Family Finds

Shocking Silhouettes from Martha Stewart

Black Lace Candle Holders from Family Chic

Hanging Treats Sign from Dittle Dattle

Gilded Pumpkins from Country Living

Trick-Or-Treat Totes from Dalhhart Lane

Pumpkin Balloons from Martha Stewart

Halloween Decoupage Jars from Taste of Home

Pumpkin Favor Pouches from Martha Stewart

Chevron Strip Pumpkins from Feeling Lovesome

Spider Web Frame from U-Create

Paper Mache Pumpkins from Martha Stewart

Black Cat o’lanterns from Sunset

Hanging Jack O Lanterns from Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin Snowman from Chic on a Shoestring

DIY Pumpkin Candle Holders from Thistle and Twig

Pumpkins with Pizazz from Southern Living

How To Make A Halloween Banner – Free Download from carina gardner

Bat Center Piece from Woman’s Day

Free Printable Gift Tags from The Twinery

Candy Bar Craft Templates from Woman’s Day

Witch Broom Favors from Martha Stewart

Candy Corn Wreath from Spearmint Baby

Wire Spider Webs from thedustyraven Via Etsy

Spooky Halloween Candle Wrappers Free Download from Mr. Printables

Juice Box Mummies from Simply Creative Insanity

Cupcake Liner Witch Hats from Half Baked

Halloween Silk FlowerWreath from Martha Stewart

Free Printable Gift Tags from The Creativity Exchange

DIY Cake/Cookie Stands from Sweet Sugar Belle

For the artist in all of you… Crayon Drip Pumpkin from The Swell Life

Because I think I’ll be a cat this year (looks so easy)… Cat Make Up How To from Blissfully Domestic

….But wouldn’t this be awesome! Make Up by M.A.C. posted by Sweeter than Sweets

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

16 comments

  • Chloe: I love this post!! I am pinning so many of the things on here! Great finds! October 4, 2012 at 12:09am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: JACLYN! I am DYING over this round up!!! Thank you for choosing me for the top spot. How adorable are your jack-o-lantern totums?? When I don’t live in an apartment and actually have a front stoop, I am using your crafty idea. :) Now… I cannot WAIT for 5pm to bake some halloween goodies :) October 4, 2012 at 8:02am Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: What an awesome round-up! I need to try and do everything on this post! October 4, 2012 at 9:43am Reply

  • Life’s a Bowl: AWESOME finds! I really wish adults could go trick-or-treating and get a plate full of all of the delicious treats above :P October 4, 2012 at 5:09pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks Chloe, Sally and Chung-Ah =)! Sally – you are the dessert Queen of course you had to be at the top, I found another one that I had to add too that giant cookie looks amazing!
    Chung-Ah I searched your site when I made this and didn’t find anything that was Halloween so if you have something or add something to you blog that’s Halloween let me know and I’d love to add it to the roundup. Thanks =)! October 4, 2012 at 10:35pm Reply

  • milkandcerealblog: Wow, you weren’t kidding about “Huge” Halloween Roundup! SO many fantastic ideas!!
    This is wonderful. Thanks for all the recipe and craft ideas! October 5, 2012 at 5:52am Reply

  • Chris: Amazing find. I’ll have some of those ghost cupcakes please! October 7, 2012 at 10:30am Reply

  • Kaila Erickson: Holy cuteness all around… this round-up is packed with fun things! I can’t wait to try some of them! Heading to Pinterest now… so many things to pin! Thanks for the ideas! October 7, 2012 at 3:28pm Reply

  • Angela@AnotherBitePlease: love this post…yet hate it I just kept clicking an clicking thinkng oh make this first, no make this first…etc…so fun! October 7, 2012 at 8:04pm Reply

  • Anonymous: thanks for sharing. October 8, 2012 at 5:58pm Reply

  • Natalie: Thank you so much for including me in your roundup! October 14, 2012 at 9:11pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Natalie – of course! I love your blog and blog design by the way (stephenandnat.blogspot.com – to anyone who wants to check it out). It is seriously so cute =)! Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! October 14, 2012 at 10:05pm Reply

  • Heidi Kjar: I’m excited to try some of these Jaclyn! October 18, 2012 at 2:06pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Heidi – thanks for leaving a comment =)! I want to try all of them, my mouth was watering while I was putting this post together. I want to add so many more things to the list, every time I see a cute Halloween thing but then my list would never end =). October 19, 2012 at 9:16am Reply

  • CoastWithMe: So glad you posted all of these! Gives me great ideas:))! Following you now on GFC! October 24, 2012 at 12:33pm Reply

  • Higley.: What a great and tasteful collection. October 31, 2012 at 5:10pm Reply

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