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How to Make Creepy Halloween Pumpkins

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022

This miniature scene is big on frightful fun.

miniature creepy cottage pumpkin project
DIY a miniature Halloween scene inside of a foam pumpkin to use year after year for fun decoration.

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miniature creepy cottage pumpkin project

What You’ll Need:

  • Ceramic house
  • Black matte spray paint
  • Acrylic paints
  • Hollow carvable foam pumpkin
  • Battery-operated mini LED light string
  • Fairy garden bench
  • Spice jar lids, optional
  • Moss
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drill
  • Glue gun


Step 1. Spray-paint ceramic house. Dry thoroughly. Using acrylic paints, paint house details, if desired. Paint pumpkin interior using acrylic paint; let dry thoroughly before adding any additional details.

Step 2. Using ¼-in. drill bit, drill a hole in the back of the pumpkin near the bottom. Insert light string through hole and spread lights on the floor.

Step 3. Arrange house and bench inside pumpkin. Glue to the floor, using jar lids underneath to add height if needed. Glue moss to floor and around the jar lids

Bright idea! Display finished pumpkin on a cake pedestal.

This project originally appeared in Country Woman Magazine. Click to subscribe here