Happy September, y’all! I know it’s a little early, but I honestly couldn’t wait to decorate my porch for fall this year. I think it had to do with the fact that the craft stores are always putting their stuff out in late August, it just gets my wheels turning. You may remember that Jessica and I are Michael’s Makers this year, and September’s challenge is PUMPKINS. I was at Michaels checking out all the new fall decor and I was drawn to the black and cream craft pumpkins. Go figure! I had this fun idea for no-carve “pumpkin people” and I am obsessed with how they turned out. 

I kind of wanted the pumpkins to represent our family, but also be kinda costume-y for Halloween, so I did two little lady pumpkins and 0ne man pumpkin. If you want to make some pumpkin people here’s what you will need:

Craft pumpkins – whatever sizes and colors you want
Black felt
Glue gun
Accessories of choice (glasseshats, etc. — have fun with it!)
Silk flowers (optional)

Here’s what I did:

[this is a very loose tutorial because everyone will probably want to make these their own!]

Start by making some felt bows. I used this easy tutorial and it took me all of ten minutes to cut out my felt and hot glue them together. Hot glue bows on the top of the head or on the bottom if you’re doing a bow-tie.

I had two pairs of fake glasses, so I took the temples off the frames and hot glued the nose piece of the glasses to the front of two pumpkins.

I took the hat I had in my costume stash, and added a silk flower to it. I also added a little fake mustache because apparently I wanted my pumpkin to look like Charlie Chaplin. Success?!

That’s pretty much it for the pumpkin people! Super easy. I love the way these give my porch decor some extra personality. I rounded out the porch with a hay bail, silk flowers and some smaller gourds in green and gold. Am I the only one that wants nothing to do with real orange pumpkins? Give me all the pretty craft pumpkins! Especially since they are 40% off making them cheaper than real ones and you can re-use them every year… #budgetfriendly

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