Introduction: Dollar Store Pumpkin
Why pay exorbitant prices for kitschy Halloween decorations when you can make your own cheaply and quickly?
This instructable will show how to make a simple Jack O' Lantern using materials only available at Dollar Stores.
We'll start with this basic design and explore further in other Instructables.
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Step 1: Materials
Go to a Dollar Store and pick up the following:
Tea lights ( 2 for 1 dollar)
Anything you can think of that can embellish the pumpkins such as:
Whatever looks good to you.
Step 2: Tools Needed
Sharpie or any other kind of marker
Razor for cutting into the Styrofoam pumpkin.
Very simple to begin with!
I recommend a hot glue gun for attaching various objects to the pumpkin.
Step 3: Draw the Design on the Pumpkin.
Draw your design. I'm using a very basic design for illustrative purposes.
Step 4: Carve the Pumpkin
Carving the pumpkin is easy.
Use the razor to pierce the pumpkin.
Gently use a sawing motion to follow the outline of then design as shown.
Pry the pieces when cutting a section is complete.
Step 5: Carve the Opening for the Tea Light
Use the tea light a an template to drawn an outline.
Carefully insert the blade into the pumpkin.
Gently use a sawing action to cut the hole.
Pry the cut section from the pumpkin.
Insert the tea light.
Step 6: Finished Pumpkin and Variations on a Theme
Participated in the
Halloween Decorations Contest