Monday, October 2, 2017

Haunted Pumpkin Diorama!

Hey holiday DIY experts! 
Oh my goodness, I'm so obsessed with this new festive project! HouseMart Ben Franklin still has a few of these dense carve-able Styrofoam pumpkins left, and it occurred to me that I could build a scene inside of one!

Dense styrofoam pumpkin
xacto blade
acrylic paint in 2 colors of gray, black, red, butter yellow, and dark purple
1" wide nylon brush
cup of rinsing water / paper towel
black spray paint
BoBunny black Perler Pen
circular wood disc
sticks that look like a tree
Halloween resin miniatures (jack-o-lantern and gravestone)
copper wired firefly lights (3 AA batteries) 
hot glue / hot glue gun
assorted moss
paper cutout of a moon

First using your xacto blade, cut out an oval circle shape from your pumpkin. 

Next, paint your pumpkin outside dark gray. When dry, lightly and roughly brush the light gray over it. Spray paint the inside black and wait to dry.

Once dry, paint inside the pumpkin with acrylics a sky gradient with the colors blended from black, to purple, to red, to yellow all the way to the bottom, so that the inside of your pumpkin looks like a perfect background for a creepy sunset!

Wait to dry, and then set up wood disc and Firefly lights battery pack inside the base of your pumpkin. Hot glue in place. Allow for easy access to change batteries as necessary. 

Hot glue the paper moon to the inside ceiling of the pumpkin with a clear thread. Hot glue mosses and tree and resin miniatures in place. Again allow for easy battery changes. 

Hot glue the firefly lights every 3 bulbs to the inner circle of the pumpkin. This will create really nice front lighting. I avoided putting any lights too far back. 

Then I used the black BoBunny Perler Pen and made raised tiny black dots all the way around the opening of the pumpkin.

So super cute!
Hope everyone is having fun getting into the spirit of the season! Have a great week!

Bethany @Enchanted Lake

1 comment:

  1. Best Halloween project I've seen this year! I love that you painted the pumpkin grey and created a fantastic scene inside. Super creative!!!