I am crazy excited for fall. I love the leaves and sweatshirts along with all of the special, seasonal treats! One of my favorite fall treats are what we call happy pumpkins. That’s not their real name, but they are those Little Debbie treats that look like cute little jack-o-lanterns and taste like an autumn party in your mouth. (No, this is not a sponsored post I just really LOVE happy pumpkins.)
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We just recently picked up our first box of the season and they needed an exciting container to be stored in. What better way to store happy pumpkins than in a jack-o-lantern treat jar?
- Empty Plastic Coffee Container
- Mod Podge (Gloss)
- Halloween Scrapbook Paper (12×12)
- Black Tissue Paper
- Floral Foam (1.5 in x 2.6 in x 3.3 in)
- Dark Brown Acrylic Paint
- White Acrylic Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Faux Floral Leaves
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- 1 Green Brad
Rip or cut scrapbook paper in half. Then take one half and rip in half again.
Remove lid from container and cover the can with Mod Podge. Cover with pieces of scrapbook paper, alternating patterns.
If the paper is a heavier weight and is not conforming to the container, use a paintbrush to wet it with water until it does.
Cover entire container with second coat of Mod Podge.
Note: The container wasn’t coming out as orange as I wanted so I added a layer of tissue paper to help. This will entirely depend on the scrapbook paper you use and the desired look you want to achieve.
Add strips of black tissue paper to create the sections of the pumpkin. Then add 2 eyes and a mouth.
Note: I free-handed mine out of the black tissue paper. If you need a template, a Google search will bring up tons you can use.
While your jack-o-lantern is drying, cut your foam block in half. Then carve one half to resemble a stem and seal with Mod Podge (this makes it easier to paint and keeps the foam from falling off).
Don’t try to carve a perfect circle. Stems are not even and will be more realistic if it is roughly carved.
While stem is drying, paint the bottom of container black. Once paint is dry, cover with a coat of Mod Podge to seal it.
Paint a coat of dark brown on the entire stem. Before it dries, add some detail to it with the white.
If it dries too quickly and the white shows up too prominently, go over it again with the dark brown lightly.
Remove 2 leaves from an old faux floral stem. (The ones I used were one piece.)
Fold leaves as pictured and secure with a green brad.
Attach leaves to the bottom of your stem with hot glue and then attach the entire piece (stem and leaves) to the lid of the coffee container.
Now all that’s left to do is fill your new Jack-O-Lantern Treat Jar with the delicious fall treat of your choice! What will you fill yours with?
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.