Halloween Craft: My Little Pumpkin Frame

Get the kids together to participate in this Halloween craft activity that makes a great gift for family and friends who also love your little pumpkin!

This is a guest post from Melissa Balfour from New Westminster’s Pretty Up Parties. Melissa provides themed party decoration rental kits and party planning services to Greater Vancouver hosts and hostesses.

Get the kids together to participate in this Halloween craft activity that makes a great gift for family and friends who also love your little pumpkin!

The finished Halloween photo frame
The finished Halloween photo frame

You’ll Need:

  • 2 orange pipe cleaners
  • 1 green pipe cleaner
  • 1 sparkly green pipe cleaner
  • 1 orange Halloween garland
  • 1 piece of black foam
  • 1 picture
  • glue
  • magnets
  • scissors
  • foam letters spelling BOO!
Here's what you need for the craft
Here's what you need for the craft

Glue picture to the black foam. Cut out the picture with foam back and set aside to dry. With the remaining foam cut out black squares to place underneath your BOO! letters. Glue letters to the foam and set aside to dry.

Place orange pipe cleaners side by side and twist both ends together to form a circle. Circle should be big enough to fit around your picture.

To make the frame, twist the pipe cleaners together and then wrap the garland around the pipe cleaners.
To make the frame, twist the pipe cleaners together and then wrap the garland around the pipe cleaners.

Wrap garland around the pipe cleaner once and then once more to hide all the orange pipe cleaner. Now you’ve got your pumpkin body!

Cut green and sparkly green pipe cleaner in half. Bend in half and twist together to form the stem. Attach cut ends to the pumpkin body by bending the end around the garland.

Place a line of glue around the edges of your picture. Carefully place your pumpkin body over the picture and mold into a pumpkin shape around the photo. Add glue to the back of your letter shapes and place on the front of your pumpkin. Place a book on top of your pumpkin frame until the glue has set. (For faster results use a hot glue gun to glue pumpkin body to the picture and letter shapes to the garland.)

Once the glue has dried, remove book and fluff up the garland! Peel back tape from magnets and place on the back of your photo. Trim the corners of the photo and foam so that it does not peek out from behind the pumpkin body. Place on your fridge and enjoy!

Melissa Maltais

Melissa still considers herself a new mom even though her child is almost two. She writes about her parenting adventures on her website The Hungry Taurus. She can be found at the Royal City Farmers Market and at many food centered events around New West. Melissa has a new found passion for yoga which she hopes counteracts all the wine drinking with other new moms. She is co-founder of a super cool new food product coming out this year called Seedibles.

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