Mr. Top Hat Pumpkin Tutorial
October 15, 2012 7 Comments
This is the third Halloween project I have made so far this month!
I usually can’t gat my act together to do much for Halloween but I have been a most busy bee lately!
I just finished this pumpkin project and I love how it turned out!
He sort of reminds me of a character from The Nightmare Before Christmas…
I used a brown paint glaze and the Mod Podge Antique formula to give Mr. Top Hat Pumpkin and aged, vintage look.
I made him yo go with this other pumpkin treat holder of mine, which has the same finish.
It’s a fun and easy project to make.
Here is what you need.
One of those plain, white, foam pumpkins sold at craft stores.
( They are all going on sale right now. I got mine for 50% off. He was seven dollars.
Two small jars of craft paint. I used Folk Art paint in black and burnt umber.
Mod Podge Antique Formula
A couple of old cereal boxes to make the top hat from
Some ribbon to decorate the hat with.
Carve a scary face into your pumpkin and cut the top off.
Paint the inside of his head, the inside of the carving, and outline it with the black paint.
After the black paint dries, water a little burnt umber paint and paint a glaze all over the pumpkin, concentrating it in the ridges.
Cover the whole pumpkin with Mod Podge Antique .
Use two plates to trace it two circles for the top hat, and the middle part. Glue it together. Paint the hat black and decorate it with some ribbon.
I used some orange tissue paper to make a rosette to give a jaunty look!
He is spooky but cute!