Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vampire Pumpkin

How to make a Vampire Pumpkin
Vampire Pumpkin 


I made this Vampire Pumpkin last year after I saw a version of it in All You.   It was cute, easy, and under $5 to make.


The bought the mini white pumpkin from Michaels when it was on sale for 50% off.   The price last year was $3.98. 


How to make a Vampire Pumpkin

The eyes were large black brads that I had in my scrapbooking stock.  If you do not have brads or would prefer not to use them, you could use, paper, paint or buttons.    The eyebrows and fangs (hard to see in pic) were cut from leftover poster board.  The mouth was red embroidery thread, but it could easily been drawn on with marker or paint.


The All You version made the cape from paper. I planned on using this pumpkin year after year, and paper was not sturdy enough for me.  I decided to make the cape out of felt instead of paper.  Since I used the smallest size pumpkin, I was able to use a .29 piece of felt for the cape. . If you try to make a Vampire pumpkin with a larger size pumpkin, you will need more.     I folded over the felt on one of the longer sides about an inch and tacked it down with a couple of stitches on each end. 



I had some left over red felt in my fabric stash.  I cut a piece that was smaller than the black on all sides.    It does not need to be perfect,  because this is the insde of the cape and will be only partially visible.  Tack down the red with glue or stitches in each of the corners.


How to make a Vampire Pumpkin

I attached the cape with small black brads.   As a finishing touch, I used a red marker to add a few drops of blood near his fangs.

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13 comments:

  1. Eeeek! This is so cute!!!

    We would ♥ for you to share this with our readers at our linky party going on this weekend! XO

    http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/

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  2. ha ha this is so cute! What a brilliant idea! :) Love it!

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  3. That's fantastic! He's got so much personality! :)

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  4. Magnificent work. You written superb and best quotation on it. The colour selection is perfect as well as the font is wonderful. I also done the same work with birthday quotation.
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  5. Pam-

    By far one of the most creative pumpkin ideas I have seen this year. Just shared this on my PInterest board...

    To celebrate All Hallow's Eve...I'm throwing a Halloween Link Party. Drop by if you dare!

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  6. This is the most BOO-tiful Vampire Pumpkin ever! So adorable! I would love for you to hop over and link up with the frog, party just started today.
    http://kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you there.
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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  7. awhhh this is so darn cute! I love it! So sweet and simple thank you so so much for linking up at crafty scrappy happy!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  8. This is so cute, makes me smile every time I see it!

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  9. I am here from the blog hop and now a new follower thru GFC, Facebook and RSS Reader. I would love a follow back on all of those also when you get a chance. Thanks so very much and have a great weekend.

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  10. Hahaha! That is great! I would love it if you would link this up to my Pumpkin Addicts Anonymous link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/pumpkin-addicts-anonymous-link-party.html
    I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  11. Awesome!! I love how easy he was to make, too!

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  12. Love it, going to feature it on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time, thanks for sharing.

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