When Michaels asks you if you want to participate in a community pumpkin decorating sweepstakes, how can you say no? Right? And here’s the fun part…I didn’t have to use a real pumpkin! No seeds, no gunk, no potential for rotting! The contest (enter the #TrickYourPumpkin sweepstakes here, folks for a chance to win a $250 Michaels gift card and a bounty of Plaid products!) asks crafters to use one of Michaels’ craft pumpkins which are available in stores now!
But then there’s the burning question of how can I decorate my pumpkin in a way that I’ve never tricked it out before! I’ve carved, I’ve etched, I’ve painted, I’ve dressed ’em up in costume. So I decided to reference a place of inspiration that is far and away more me than any Pinterest board could ever be…my book, PROJECT KID.
Thumbing through the book I thought yarn-wrapping, nah. Stickers, nah. A robot? Maybe. And then I found my hot-air balloon (page 134 for those with the book). And that was it! It would be a huge challenge to do this with a real pumpkin, so the craft pumpkins are the perfect solution because they are hollow and super lightweight. And I love how the basket becomes the container for the most important part of Halloween…the candy!