As I’ve done the past two Halloweens, I’ll show you how to make a fun craft for the Teal Pumpkin Project. If you’re not familiar, homes with teal pumpkins on their porch during trick or treating let families and kids with food allergies know that house has non-food treats for them. I know it’s easy to not worry about food allergies if you or your kids don’t have them, but for those families who do, Halloween night can be terrifying for a whole different list of reasons that don’t involve ghouls and goblins. So, if you’d like to participate, you can make this Teal Pumpkin Project Topiary, our DIY Teal Pumpkin Project Sign, our Glittered Polka Dot Teal Pumpkin, or you can just buy one already made. Okay, let’s get started!
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Teal Pumpkin Project Topiary
- 3 Small Foam Pumpkins
- Small Planter
- Black Spray Paint
- Teal Paint (or Spray Paint)
- Black Felt Letters
- Jumbo Chenille Stems
- Chopstick or Wood Dowel
- Hot Glue Gun
Teal Pumpkin Project Topiary Steps
1. Paint the three pumpkins with the teal paint. I had regular acrylic paint on hand, but if you need to buy, you may as well just get teal spray paint.Be sure to pull the stems off of two of the pumpkins first.
2. Spray paint the planter black.
3. Break or cut the chopstick in half. Poke one stick into the bottom stemless pumpkin and then mount the second pumpkin onto the top of the chopstick. Secure with hot glue out of sight.
4. Take the second half of the chopstick and poke it into the top of the second pumpkin. Now mount the final pumpkin (the one with the stem) onto that second chopstick. Secure with hot glue out of sight.
5. Hot Glue the black letters onto the pumpkins, one letter per pumpkin, spelling out B-O-O. Mine came with an adhesive back, but I know from experience that won’t last very long, especially outside.
6. Put a ring of hot glue around the top edge/ lip of the black metal planter. Quickly stick the pumpkin stack onto the planter, then glue your jumbo black chenille stems around the bottom of each pumpkin as shown. Optional: you can add a couple of creepy spiders.
That’s it! This Teal Pumpkin Project Topiary project is pretty easy to complete and is super easy to customize to a larger or smaller size to suit your needs. Now all you need to do is grab some non-food treats to hand out. I suggest Oriental Trading’s selection of Halloween toys and games or similar. If you really want to participate, but don’t have time or cash to craft a teal pumpkin, simply print out this Teal Pumpkin Project Flyer for free.
If you’d like to see some other ideas for Pumpkin crafts, you have to visit Favecrafts right now. They have such an incredible collection of fun projects!