I’m supposed to be writing an essay, so typically I’m looking for other ways to spend my time. We had this mini-pumpkin lying around from Halloween (no time to carve it), so I grabbed a paint pen and started doodling. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and think it might make a pretty little centrepiece for Thanksgiving, especially when paired with these cute golden leaves cut out from a tomato puree tube.
Sometimes, I actually have to remind myself that I’m not 10 anymore, but I can’t help it, I still get ridiculously excited about the holidays. With Halloween fast approaching, I’m trying to find the time to put together a costume (so much more important than uni work and making money), which I will be sharing once finished. In the meantime, I figured I’d share a cute little Halloween project I made a couple of years ago.
It’s a cheap alternative to a pumpkin and also makes the room smell really nice!
What you need:
- An orange
- A small, sharp knife
- A tooth pick and green sharpie
- A small tea light
1. Cut the top off and hollow out the bottom part of the orange, keeping the top for the lid.
2. Carve your design into the orange.
3. Colour the toothpick with the green pen and stick into the lid to create a ‘stalk’.
4. Light the tea light and ta-da, a super quick and easy ‘pumpkin’.
(Just as a safety precaution, it’s probably best not to leave the lid on while the candle is lit in case it sets your house on fire – mine seemed fine while I took the pictures, but I wouldn’t risk a whole night)