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Halloween Pumpkin DIE-orama.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and one of my favorite parts of fall. I try to carve or decorate a pumpkin every year, and this year, I saw a pin on Pinterest that just inspired me, and I decided to run with it, and it turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself. 

I did this all while watching this week's episode of Supernatural, so that may have inspired some extra morbidity. What's so great about my pumpkin diorama is that everything I used is from the Dollar Tree! How awesome is that?! And of course, major shoutout to Jon for helping me carve the diorama part out. 

If you want to make this pumpkin, you totally can. It's easier than you think. All you need is:
A pumpkin (le duh)
A knife 
Spoon (or an ice-cream scoop)
Navy paint
Yellow paint
Large foam brush
Small paintbrush 
Mini skeletons
Scary knick knacks
Black cardstock
Hot glue gun

1. Use the knife to cut an opening in the pumpkin then scrape out all the nastiness with a spoon (I used an ice-cream scoop. Worked liked a charm).

2. Paint the inside of the pumpkin with navy paint using the large foam brush.

3. Use the small paintbrush to splatter yellow paint on the inside of the pumpkin (hello starry night).

4. Spread dirt onto the bottom of the pumpkin.

5. Place the small knick knacks and the stick (creepy tree) wherever you desire. Spread more dirt around the knick knacks if you'd like.

6. Break up the skeletons and scatter the pieces about as desired. 

7. Cut the black cardstock into bat shapes then thread some string through one end of the bat. Tie the string around the tack then stick the tack into the top of the pumpkin for hanging bats!

8. Use a hot glue gun to glue the crow to the top of the pumpkin.

9. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

10. Wala! Admire your handy work!

I had so much fun putting this pumpkin together with the help of Jon. He did all the nitty gritty stuff like carving the pumpkin, collecting the dirt, and finding a good branch to use as a tree. I did all the fun stuff! Making this pumpkin diorama definitely put me in the Halloween mood!

I hope y'all have a super fun Halloween!

What are your Halloween plans?


  1. OMG how cool is this!! For Halloween we will probably drive to 6th street ;)


  2. This is so cute!

  3. How cool is this? I wish I would've seen this earlier-- my boys would've love to do this!

  4. What a cool idea! I've never seen this done before. It might have to be something I try next year.

  5. such an awesome idea! I haven't seen anything like this before - it came out great!! Happy Halloween, by the way ♥

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  6. This is so cool! I never would have thought to do a diorama pumpkin. We did ours with my kids almost a month ago now, and it looks like a big pile of moldy mush. :-)

  7. Your pumpkin is awesome. Happy Halloween

  8. Holy crap this is amazing. I wish I would have seen this before Halloween, although maybe the pumpkins are on sale now? Hmm...

  9. OMG! This is so freaking cool! Wow! I wish I would have seen this a week ago. I would have definitely went pumpkin mad around my house.

  10. You are seriously so creative! I've never seen anything like this before! I bet you were a hit with all the trick or treaters! Happy Halloween!

  11. 6th street sounds like fun! I've been but I was underage, so I couldn't do anything.

  12. I stumbled upon something similar on Pinterest, so I adapted it for myself. I love how it turned out.

  13. Thanks! It was so fun to put together, albeit a bit messy.

  14. Haha. I like to keep my pumpkins until they completely cave in.

  15. Thank you! I hope you had an awesome Halloween!

  16. Thank you! I went to the grocery store last night, and pumpkins were only 50 cents! I thought about getting one.

  17. Thank you! You can definitely keep the idea in the back of your mind for next year! There are so many neat pumpkin diorama ideas out there!

  18. Thanks so much! I submitted it for a contest at work, and I ended up winning!

  19. That's the coolest thing I ever saw! You're on my pinterest now!

  20. This is so cool! I have never seen something like this before, but it's so awesome! I've only ever thought of carving my pumpkins, but this is like a whole new level of awesome Halloween decoration!

  21. Thanks so much! It was such a fun project to do, and I love how it turned out!


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