The weather here in the mountains of Arizona is always getting cold in the evening. Halloween just a few weeks away, if we end up carving a real pumpkin…it will be toast by the time the trick-or-treater crowd gets here. I figured that I could make some Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkins, like I saw on Pinterest and not have to worry about the wild animals wanting to know what that collapsed orange thing was on our porch. These would go well with our set of Wooden Pumpkins, from the craft that I posted about just recently – check that out HERE.
These were really easy to make. The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry, but I cleaned up a bit of stuff in my craft area, so it might have been a good thing! I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
- Wicker Paper Plate Tray
- Spray Paint (Orange)
- Craft Foam
- Silhouette Cameo
- Glue/Glue Gun
- Craft Eyes
- Faux Leaves
- & Time!
Instructions for the Wicker Pumpkins:
I started by getting some orange spray paint from the hardware store, that best matched the color I wanted them to be. I had some light orange, but figured that would have looked weird…of to the hardware store I went. Lay the wicker paper plate trays on the ground (where the paint won’t matter) or on some newspaper, and color away. I only painted the one side, but if you’re going to hang these, than do both.
When the paint was finally dry, I started on the details of the jack-o-lantern. Using my Silhouette Cameo, I made some pieces for the face. I didn’t have any black craft foam left, so I went to the dollar store and found the cauldron pieces. There were a bunch of them in the bag for only $1, so a lot cheaper than regular craft foam at the store. I didn’t care what the edges looked like, I was going to cut stuff out….MONEY SAVER!!
After the pieces were all cut out, I used my glue gun to attach them to the painted front of the wicker plate holder. You can put these wherever you want, and personalize them to fit your taste. I love that there are so many options.
Next, I used my glue gun and glued on the eyeballs that I had found at the dollar store, when I went to get the foam. I figured they were a bit more realistic and a heck of a lot easier than cutting my own.
After all of the glue was dry, I set them out for decoration. They were super easy to make and would be a great gift idea for friends or family. Here’s the finished project:
I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.” –Psalm 67:6