A Halloween Trick

I know, I know, October is almost GONE but I wanted to share a seasonal item currently at Michael’s that has quite a bit of possibilities.  They are clearing out the Halloween things at a deep discount now so you might be able to still find them.  Here is a Halloween trick for you using one object to create something new. Happy Halloween!

The JACK-O’-LANTERN straws !!!   They come apart!!!!

The 4 stacked pumpkins can be separated!  Ummm…   Use a sawblade to separate them into 4 individual jack-o’-lanterns.  Yes, the tops of 3 of them look ugly but that is easily fixed.  Just sand lightly with FINE sandpaper and use an emery board for the inner edge.  The sanded area looks dull at first but fine when wiped with water.

saw-1
saw them apart
saw-2
first one nice rim, 3 others are rough
sand-1
lightly sand with FINE sandpaper
sand-2
use emery board for the inner edge cleanup

Here is some of them doctored up.  SO COOL!!

possibilities
Doctored up individual jack-o’-lanterns

 

First one is stuffed with a cotton ball wrapped in a double layer of black panty hose material.  It fills the pumpkin so only one face shows.

The second one I covered both faces with black tissue paper inside the pumpkin and made a paper base since there is no bottom.  Using a large needle heated by a candle I poked a hole on each side to attach a piece of black cording for a handle. I then filled it with Halloween treats.

filled-pumpkin

The third one came apart at the seams but seems like it could be used when you wanted a flat back.  A wall planter?  A light (remember to only use LEDs with that idea, so no overheating issues with regular bulbs)?  Who knows???

Here is a couple of them in my pull cart ………

cart-pumpkins

Hopefully you can get a bag of the straws before they are gone and have fun exploring their potential.  ENJOY!

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