You thought a no carve pumpkin was easy, how about a paper mache pumpkin you can use year after year?! A couple years ago I realized my kids don't even like carving pumpkins ('Ewwww it's so gross to touch!'), so I was dealing with this big mess for nothing! That's when I decided there must be an easier way.....insert paper mache pumpkins that we put away with the Christmas decorations and can take out every year! They're fun (easy and clean) to make and it's such great memories when we unpack them each year:)

This year my daughter was dying for a unicorn pumpkin (of course, is there anything else in the world right now?). Let me show you how we did it:)
You will need:
  • Paper mache pumpkin (Hobby Lobby has two sizes, don't forget your 40% off coupon)
  • Spray Paint and Spray Glitter (if you want that sparkle!)
  • Gold glitter (or not) sturdy scrapbook paper
  • Felt (for ears)
  • Your choice of artificial flowers
  • Black Sharpie
  • White Sharpie or Acrylic Paint Marker (if you want to add a name)
  • Hot Glue Gun

    Your first step is to spray paint your pumpkin, I used pink and once it dried I did a light coat of glitter gold over the top.

    Next you will need to use your sturdy scrapbook paper to make the horn. I have included a printable file below with a pattern for the horn:) Basically cut the paper, roll it up, and hot glue! I then glued the horn onto the pumpkin.

    Now for the ears, I simply cut the corners off the felt and shaped them into ears, using the hot glue gun to keep them in place and secure to the pumpkin. Don't worry about how that looks, you will be able to cover any mess with flowers:)

    Once that's done you will add the flowers. Just have fun with it, I let Kenzie help me arrange them, she loved it. Hot glue them into place and you're almost done! The final step is to draw on your eyelashes....I've included a pattern in the link below, you can cut and trace, or make a stencil with vinyl if you have a Silhouette or Cricut;)


    Have fun and be sure to tag me in your creations, I would love to see them!