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Last week, we were beginning to put away all the fall decorations to be replaced by Christmas lights and winter decor. On our mantel were three (real) mini white pumpkins. They were still really firm and my mom didn’t want to just throw them away, but they were soon to be “out of season.” As I looked at them, I realized that I could recycle those pumpkins! I could recycle them into a snowmen. It was perfect. All three of them were different sizes. Small. Medium. Large. How hard could it be?
I had already thought of how I was going to recycle these pumpkins and how I was going to design a super cute snowman, so once I had time and felt that “creativity-thing” switch on, I went to work…
Recycle those pumpkins
What you need:
- Three mini pumpkins
- Hot Glue Gun
- Fleece fabric/old socks
First, collect your pumpkins and decide which pumpkin is going to be what part of the snowman. For me, it was quite simple.
Second, break off the pumpkin stems (if that’s what they are called…). Make sure you keep them for the next step.
Once you have that done, use a hot glue gun and connect the pumpkins together. Then, once the pumpkins are glued together, pick two of the pumpkins stems and glue them to the middle pumpkin for arms.
Paint the pumpkins! I had to paint all the pumpkins white, because they were more of a pale cream color. Paint on the coal eyes and smile, as well as the buttons and of course, the orange carrot nose.
Find any additional fleece fabric, old socks, or something and cut them up for a scarf and hat. I used some extra fleece fabric I had left over in my closet and formed them into both articles of clothing. I used the glue gun to form the hat and attach the cotton ball (or pom-pom) to the bottom of the hat.
Warning: Be careful when using the hot glue gun, or you might end up with a bad burn on your finger…like me!
I think the final product came out super cute! PLUS it was free and only took me about 30 minutes to complete. Really neat idea to keep those pumpkins (that weren’t all that cheap) just a little bit longer…
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