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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY Push Pin Pumpkins

Since I started this blog a few months ago, I have gone backwards and posted some holiday crafts and decor that I have done in the past but are not on this blog. Like I said earlier in this blog, my posting will be random. As in, one day I might post about Christmas and the next day, Halloween. The whole focus of this blog is to celebrate holiday decorating and holiday vintage/retro ideas. I just post whatever hits me at the moment! This last Halloween I did some DIY push pin pumpkins. Soooo fun! Something you can do while watching tv!

First on the list, hit up the dollar store or craft store for the little foam pumpkins and some thumbtacks.  There are different types and shapes of pumpkins.  You can find different colors of push pins too.  I prefer the silver, it makes it look "industrial" as my friend Emily put it!

I started following the lines of the pumpkins, starting at the top and then going down.

I just kept pushing them in and pushing them in!  This is why I say it's an activity you can do while watching tv.  I worked on it and then took a break for a day, then came back to it, until I finished it.

Here was a different shape I did...

Once completed, I set them up next to another decorative pumpkin we already had. The funny part about these pumpkins is that once you are finished, you realize that the pumpkins weigh so much!  Like a baseball!!!

Just for an FYI, each pumpkin took about 600 push pins each. 



  1. Before I got to the last picture, I thought the punkins looked cute with lines...but totally covered is so cool! Now, how much for physical therapy from repeating that thumb motion 600 times!? CUTE!!!


  2. Funny Tammy! That is definitely why I had to take breaks:)

  3. I love to see pumpkin ideas- any time of year! ♥