Build the EVERLASTING Jack’O Lantern

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Introduction: Build the EVERLASTING Jack’O Lantern

Easily build these pumpkins out of CONCRETE

Supplies

1 bag of concrete for every 2 pumpkins
1 plastic pumpkin bucket for each pumpkin
1 railroad spike for each pumkin

Step 1: Gather Supplies

The round pumpkin shaped buckets work best!

You need one bag of concrete for every 2 pumpkins

Step 2: Mix Concrete

The wetter the mixture, the better. If you can leave the pumpkins outside, you want to drill one small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin buckets. This will allow the pumpkins to dry faster

Step 3: Full the Pumpkins With Concrete

Step 4: Top Them Off

The concrete may settle a little. Fill them with more concrete as the settle. MAKE SURE all of it it gets wet as you pack it in.

Step 5: Add a Railroad Spike in the Top

Then, allow them to dry for 24 hours

Step 6: Remove the Bucket

I used a razor blade to cut mine off

Step 7: You Can Sand Them If You Want to Make Them Smoother

Step 8: Paint ‘em!

Step 9: They Are Now Ready for Your Porch!

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    4 Comments

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    fgquinto
    fgquinto

    6 months ago

    Would love to see the neighborhood kids kick this pumpkin 😁

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    DIYMANcreations
    DIYMANcreations

    Reply 6 months ago

    😂 that would be hilarious

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    JeffC281
    JeffC281

    6 months ago

    Made these last year when a project left 5 bags of 80lb concrete. Kids had fun. We used tree limbs in different shapes and sizes to simulate the vine. As well as 2 pumpkins had plant cavities pressed into them. Also smacked the bucket molds to get the concrete to settle and smooth out. Once cut out of the bucket, they dried longer. After 1 week we had a painting party and the kids used house paints and brushes to "design" their pumpkins.

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    DIYMANcreations
    DIYMANcreations

    Reply 6 months ago

    That’s super cool. I like the tree limb idea! Smart thinking. They become a lot more sentimental when the kids get involved