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Easy DIY: A Batty Pumpkin

By it all started with paint on Oct 14, 2013


While driving in the car to get supplies to try and salvage my pumpkin Pin-Fail, I was listening to the morning show on the radio. Eric and Kathy here in Chicago.

They were talking about strange food eating habits. You know, quirky things you do when eating certain foods, typically something highly embarrassing, that you typically do in the privacy of your own home. And these strange food rituals are directly tied to how your food tastes. Like if you don’t perform them your food just won’t taste the same.

Listeners were invited to call in with their strange food eating quirks. And I thought, ha, I don’t possess any of these oddities when it comes to food … you know, because I’m perfect and all. Winking smile

But upon further contemplation, I realized this wasn’t completely true. Take potato chips, for example. I can’t eat them as is. Straight from the bag. I need to dip them in sour cream. Just plain old sour cream. Or I like to eat them with chocolate. Two chips with a piece of a Hershey bar in-between. A chip and chocolate sandwich.

Then there’s my pretzel rod eating habit… and get your heads out of the gutter … but it’s such a strange habit I can’t even begin to describe it to you here.

But I digress. The point of this post, after all, is to share my pumpkin project. The salvaged version — doesn’t it look so much better now!!!

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That radio-listening-car-ride led me to the craft store. Where I picked up a sheet of black poster board. Because after I spotted this swarm of bats on a pumpkin at NoBiggie, I knew I needed bats flying across my pumpkin too. To go with my whole bats flying across things theme in my Halloween home décor this year …


Now, the original tutorial called for a bat die-cut or bat craft punch. I had neither. So I found a free bat pattern online here …

I simply copied it into a word document and resized smaller. I cut it out and traced onto black poster board.

Here’s a quick tip: Fold your poster board in half and trace just half of the bat on the fold. It’ll save you a ton of cutting time …


I just affixed with glue dots.

I’m thinking my pumpkin looks pretty Pin-tastic now … so feel free to pin away!


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