Pumpkin Vase Tutorial

 

My very favorite time to blog is here!

I love all of the fall tutorials that come out near September and I’m crazy about all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tutorials, too. My favorite!

Today I want to show you what I’ve been up to today…

How to make a pumpkin vase and tips for carving an artificial pumpkin! www.u-createcrafts.com

I’m playing with artificial pumpkins as part of a Great Pumpkin Challenge with Michaels.

Artificial pumpkins make me nervous for some reason. Crazy right? They’re usually price'-y and I’m afraid to cut into them and mess up! Well, have you ever heard of this little tool?

 

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It’s called a hot knife and maybe I’m sounding creatively naïve here, but I’ve never used one.  I plugged this baby in and let me tell you it was a breeze to cut those thick artificial pumpkins!

Easiest way to carve fake pumpkins!

This is so simple to use. Attach the blade, plug it in, and carve away - so smoothly, too!

No more stressing about cutting into those fake pumpkins!

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Your next step is to cut green floral foam to fit into the pumpkin tightly. I bought a pkg of 4 at Michaels for a great deal!

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How to make a pumpkin vase or centerpiece - www.u-createcrafts.com

I’m so excited to add this to my fall décor! Maybe I’ll use it as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving!

 

Are you nervous to carve your own artificial pumpkins? Let Michael’s do it for you! Look what I spotted at my local store…

Get your pumpkins personalized at Michaels!

Did you know that Michaels offers custom carved pumpkins that can be personalized with a variety of designs and names? Prices start at $19.99 and you can them order at all Michaels locations, just make sure to place your order by Oct. 13 so that it will be completed by Halloween. Visit www.michaels.com/custom-carved-pumpkins for more information.

 All Michaels locations are hosting a Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For only $6 (which covers the cost of a 9” carveable pumpkin) kids can create their own pumpkin design and a free face painter will also be on hand. A great weekend event for the whole family!

 

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12 comments:

  1. Love this! I seldom enjoy autumn crafts because the color combinations depress me - so much orange, brown, green, and yellow. This is elegant. I'm going to follow your lead - thanks!

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    1. What a compliment! Thank you Kathleen!

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  2. I love this! I've never seen the hot knife but you can bet I'm going to check it out.

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    1. I can't believe a hot knife hasn't been in my life sooner! Super cool and this will come in handy with so many other crafts, too.

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  3. oooh, I think I want to do this - great idea!

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    1. Thank you Mandy - so simple, one of those instant gratification crafts!

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  4. Want to add that I tried cutting faux pumpkins once and failed miserably. Thanks for the hot knife answer!

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    1. You're so welcome! It will make your faux carving life awesome! lol

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  5. This was such an easy project to do and turned out so beautifully. I dug into my stash and found my hot knife my pumpkins and I just returned from Michael's great Labor Day sale and bought some beautiful artificial flowers. Thanks for such a great idea and tutorial.

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  6. I'd never heard of a hot knife before. But looks like it should definitely become the latest addition to the craft arsenal (craftsernal?). Nice work :)

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  7. I've never heard of a hot knife, either. Where'd you pick yours up?

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  8. I love Fall also! This is such a cute idea! Pinned!

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