We found some great little pumpkins at the patch (they called them Wee-Be Littles, lol) and picked up some funky looking squash too. When we got back to the apartment with our pumpkins and my outdoor finds, I got out some supplies and got crafty!
First up was my little swan squash...thing. I added soome googly-eyes, and an acorn cap covered in glue then dipped in gold metallic powder, yet it still needed...something. So, I took some mini-bows I had (as I didn't really have any ribbon or fabric scraps) and sewed them together to wrap around it's 'neck'.
Then took a real swan feather and dusted it with the metallic gold powder, and glued it to the back for a tail.
After little swan squash was done, I moved onto a nature mobile that I made by threading some leaves onto a large stick I found. Turned out pretty cool, but I doubt it will look good for long as the leaves continue to turn brown...Oh well, enjoy it while it lasts, right?
(Does anyone actually know what those little pod/leaf/flower things are?)
Hopefully I can hang it up on a wall later. =) With that finished, I went ahead and decorated one of my pumpkins into a pirate, complete with a paper eyepatch and plastic sword! Still have to decorate my other little pumpkin...
So everyone, how have you decorated or carved your pumpkins this year? Happy Halloween!