This project was so fun to make and didn’t cost me a dime! I wanted to upcycle one of the .99 plastic pumpkins I got last year for Halloween and decided on upcycling it into a trick or treat pumpkin mummy.
Time: 20-30 Minutes
- Plastic Trick or Treat Pumpkin
- Old Sheet/pillowcase/canvas bag
- Scrap felt
- Hot glue sticks and glue gun
This is the pumpkin BEFORE. This are great because you can find them everywhere for about one dollar.
To make the eyes I used a white and black piece of scrap felt. I traced two round objects with a pen and chalk and cut them out.
Glue the eyes together and set them aside.
I cut strips of a canvas money bag. My Mother-in-Law works at a bank and they were throwing them away, so she grabbed them for me to recycle and reuse. One time, I turned one in to a travel laundry bag.
Start gluing the strips around your pumpkin. I ended up cutting different lengths.
Once you cover the pumpkin, glue on the felt eyes. Glue a final piece of cloth strip over the top of the eye.
There you have it…an upcycled version of a boring plastic pumpkin. You can use it for trick or treating, or use it as a bowl to serve chips or the like at your next Halloween party.
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