I was so excited to be invited by Michaels to participate in the #TrickYourPumpkin contest this month. I’ll tell you all about it in a minute, but first, let me share how I made my Spooky Stagecoach Pumpkin to enter into the contest myself! There were a lot of parts to it, so I thought I’d break it down by part and products. All the products I used can be purchased at Michaels.
This was the black craft pumpkin I purchased, my BEFORE photo, if you will.
Let’s break this down!
- Wooden Treasure Box
- Scrap Material
- Polyester Fiber Fill
- Metallic Paint
- Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Six Craft Sticks
- Metal Embellishments
- Carving Knife
I found this cute little wooden treasure chest for one dollar at Micheals.
I painted it metallic silver.
I padded the seat with scrap fabric and a little polyester fiber fill and glued it into the chest to secure it.
Doesn’t the skeleton look comfy? I found a skeleton garland for five dollars at Michaels and took it apart.
I painted two craft sticks black and silver and glued them together as shown.
Using a craft knife, I poked four slit into the craft pumpkin as shown. The two in the center allows the treasure chest to stay up.
I glued the treasure chest onto the two center craft sticks. I also glued on metal embellishment gears and a small skeleton key. I used an old necklace for the chain. To secure the chain onto the seat, I used two push pins.
- Four Cork Coasters
- Four Halloween Doilies
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- White Paint
- Four Craft Sticks
- White Duct Tape
Four the four wheels I found a pack of four cork coasters at Michaels for less than three dollars.
I painted them white and mod podged Halloween doilies I also found.
I inserted four craft sticks into the bottom of the pumpkin and shown for the wheels.
I glued the wheels on each stick and reinforced it with white duct tape on the back.
- Small Wooden Frame Ornament
- White Pant
- Paint Brush
- Scrap Fabric
- Skeleton Arm
For the window I used a small wooden Christmas ornament frame I found for 99 cents.
I painted it white and added fabric scraps as curtains. I cut slits in the fabric and frayed each slit to give it an eerie effect. I glued it onto the pumpkin. I also cut off an arm of a skeleton from the garland I bought and glued it onto the window.
Once the stagecoach was all put together, I added a little greenery. I purchased one stem for $1.99 and cut it up.
Here it is!
Now it’s time for YOU to Trick Your Pumpkin for a chance to win!
The sweepstakes kicks off with the Great Pumpkin Event on October 4th at all Michaels locations and runs all the way through Halloween. They will choose a winner each Friday to receive a $250 Michaels gift card and Plaid products; entries are unlimited, so keep posting! Submissions must include #TrickYourPumpkin and #sweepstakes and can be submitted October 4th -October 31st via Instagram or at Michaels. They’ll highlight our fans’ submissions on our social channels and on Michaels.com/trickyourpumpkin so keep those great ideas coming!
If submitted via Instagram, you must grant Michaels permission to enter your photo into the sweepstakes. To do this, @MichaelsStores will comment on your photo, asking you to follow the link in Michaels’ Instagram profile to grant permission. Because of this process, if you have private Instagram profiles, you should submit via the website.
Thank you to Michaels for sponsoring this post!
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