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.
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The bought the mini white pumpkin from Michaels when it was on sale for 50% off. The price last year was $3.98.
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 inside of the cape and will be only partially visible. Tack down the red with glue or stitches in each of the corners.
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.
Update: if you would like to use Dollar Tree craft foam pumpkins in this craft, they are now available on DollarTree.com. They come in orange and white, and in smaller quantities.