9/25/09

Paper mache pumpkin

Over at the blog "Expressly Corgi" they are hosting a "Get 'er done Friday" linky party...go check it out!
Well...I've always wanted one of those vintage paper mache pumpkins, but geeze, they want a small fortune for them. Sooooo I made my own, here is one I whipped up rather fast, just to see if it would work. I think it turned out alright.... I even gave it a lid. I used wire for the handle, some vintage black ribbon and of course I just had to glue some leaves and berries to it as well. I've already started making a few more... they are easy-peasy. I would like to find some websites to get cuter faces to select from, this was the first one I saw, and now that I see it painted on my pumpkin-- I don't care for it to much~ Isn't that how it always goes?

6 comments:

Dawn said...

Hi Cheryl, thanks for coming by. Your pumpkin is super cute. Have you ever been to Card Cow? It's a site that sells post cards and they have lots of vintage holiday cards you might find inpiration from for different faces. I think it's just www.cardcow.com.
Happy haunting!
Dawn

Libby Buttons said...

I suggest heading over to ebay and viewing some of the vintage/antique ones to find a "face" that suites you better. I think the one you have here is awfully sweet...errrr...scary. Did you make the mache form yourself? If not then wherever did you find it?
smiLes
DarLie
ka LiBBy BuTTons

Elyse said...

that is very cute!

xo

vivian said...

I love your pumpkin face Cheryl. IF you dont like it, maybe add little black dots all around the eyes. I dont seem to be able to do a pumpkin face with out doing that!
have a great weekend
vivian

ClassyChassy said...

That is pretty cute - and you are a beginner? Not bad for a first one! There are lots of faces to be found on the internet, and I'm sure easy to reproduce!
Thanks for joining in on GET R DONE! Hope you can post with us again next week! I've been trying to have Mr. Linky ready to go on Thursday if someone wants to post early, so keep that in mind! We're glad to have you on board!

Barb said...

Hey, thanks for jong in on Get R Done.
Sorry I'm late to visit.

Your pumpkin is really cute.
So, did you make if from scratch??

Going to tell us how??

I did two pumpkins that i think have really cute faces. They are out of wood, but maybe it would work on your next paper mache one.

Thanks for joining in on Get R Done. See you soon..'
Barbara jean