so mom took me to Michaels the other day for a pumpkin decorating work shop and I had no idea what to make so I & looked @ the pre-made pumpkins and I saw this pumpkin that was all diorama-y and awesome . So I went back asked the lady if I could cut open my $5 plastic pumpkin and.... wait for it.... SHE SAID NO. so I painted my pumpkin and bought my supplies and left
So this 'ible is how to make a faberge diorama pumpkin thingy
disclamer: have i warned you of the risk of electrocution, possibility of getting stabbed w/ the knife and high chance of getting burned w/ the glue gun? no? well I just did and I will not be held responsible for your stupid mistakes.
Step 1: Things to Need (and Some I Want)
you will need...
A $5 pumpkin (plastic!!!!!!!)
things to go in your pumpkin(tombstones, spiders, itty bitty fencey thing, little tree)
fake pumpkin cutter
a styrofoam cutter
adult supervision --o-o--
Step 2: Design Your Pumpkin
this is a crucial step do not skip it!
design your pumpkin choose paint color ect.
Step 3: Make a Template
like i said make a template for your styrofoam stuff
Step 4: Paint Pumpkin
paint the out side o' your pumpkin and let dry
Step 5: Cut!!!!!!!!!
trace your hole and cut it out. This takes a while depending on what shape your hole will be
also if you got the little light up tomb stones like i did cut out a little hole for the switch box
Step 6: Paint Inside
paint inside of pumpkin and ad glitter
Step 7: Put Styrofoam/plywood In
put in your "platform" aka styrofoam your going to need to put in your base and take out and trim until it sits right it took me about 5 or 6 tries to get it right
Step 8: Put Every Thing Together
add your spider, tomb stones, moss, tree and fence I recommend putting in the tomb stones,tree and fence in first so you can cover up the wires
glue it all down with hot glue
Step 9: Finishing Up
test it out
if it works ...brag!!!
if it doesn't... fix it !!
so there was my snappy quote of the day.
any way this is my first 'ible so please comment and vote for me in the contest (that dremel 4000 is very cool )