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Monday, October 18, 2010


As I may have mentioned in passing, we had a house fire.
And most of our collected holiday decorations became a big puddle of goo.
I'm still not planning to have a naked front porch come October 31st though.
What you'll need for this quick and easy project is:

4 plastic jack-o-lantern treat carriers
2 pairs of costume tights. Mine were purple and black stripe and acid green and black stripe.
2 Dollar Tree feather boas
Hot glue
A sharp knife
Tap lights

First, use your knife to cut out the features, just like carving a pumpkin.
Yeah, that's scary already, huh?
Next, pull one leg of the tights over your pumpkin.
Adjust the tautness so you've got desired coverage and pattern.
Cut the hose off at the top and bottom.
Grab your hot glue gun, and working in small sections, fold the top of the tights in and adhere them to the plastic.

There we go!
Now, using big glops of glue on the outside, start attaching your feather boa.
Once you have it all the way around, trim it to fit and glue both ends down well.

Drop your tap lights in shining upwards, turn out the lights, and enjoy!

How's that for $4 worth of spooky fun?

You noticed other pumpkins, did you?
We'll discuss those tomorrow...


Aubrey said...

Love it!!! Thank you for that great idea!

Mel said...

Sunny! These are fantastic! You have come up with another winner.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh my gosh, I love this!! The boas make perfect little pumpkin hairdos :0)I think my favorite are the ones with acid green tights.

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Flipping Amazing. You could write a book.

Heather said...

Those are great and so unique!

Jennifer Leigh said...

They're so cool....I have one of those treat carriers and now I know what I'm gonna do to it. Thanks for sharing!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

These made me laugh out loud! Excellent! I hear you on the house fire, we lost everything over 20 years ago and the holiday decor was mourned as much as the family photos and wedding dresses. Love your creativity!

lisbonlioness said...

Wicked! How DO you get your ideas???

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Now that is some creative thinking! Love it!

Life in Rehab said...

Do you wonder what kind of sick brain I have that made me want to stuff pumpkins in pantyhose?

MJ said...

so cute! as always i am impressed :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

How do you come up with this stuff?? You guys have the most original house on the block!! More pumpkins tomorrow...teasing us again I see.

Anonymous said...

I love it...Just wish we lived in a neighborhood where someone wouldn't walk off with them :( Maybe I can make a few for inside..Hmm.. lol

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is just amazing...such creative thinking and they are so cute! Love it!(-:

Katie said...
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Katie said...

Great job!!! These are awesome!!!

wdmk said...

These are so simple and cute! LOVES! I am so stealing this idea for my party this weekend!

mousee23 said...

Have I mentioned how much you rock?

Michelle L. said...

Ooh! I can't believe how cute those came out! You triumph again!

Life in Rehab said...

Thank you so much guys! I really appreciate the support and bloggy love!

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

How sweet! And cheap! Whooo!

Nikki said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking these up at gettin' crafty on hump day! :D

RedTedArt said...

Oh! You clever lady! What an awesome transformation!!! You do come up with some smashing ideas!!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty (again)!!


Suzy Myers said...

I love the fact that your brain goes in crazy inexpensive directions. Right up my alley. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for linking up to Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!


Homemade Heather said...

Where do you come up with these fabulous ideas!?!?! Love em! Thanks for linking up!

Erin said...

OH MY GOSH! How clever is this???!!!

Sawdust Girl said...

I don't know how I missed this post. These are awesome!

AllieMakes! said...

OMG! What a fabulous idea! Genius!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
I can't wait to see what you have next week!

AllieMakes! said...

Hey Sunny!
Stopping by to tell you that I am featuring this today as party of the Making It With Allie Features! COme on by and pick up a button for your "street-cred"

Carrie said...

BRILLIANT! I love how you somehow made those cheap orange pumpkins that you can find anywhere look boutique! :: bookmarking for next year ::

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

I found these babies via the link at Allie's. So darn cool and sorry to hear about your house fire xoxoxo.

Anonymous said...

love it im def going try this ty

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