I love working in miniatures. Most recently I created a fall scene nestled inside a funkin (faux punkin).
You can find miniatures at most craft stores. It also helps to improvise.
Since we had never attempted this project before, Mr. Décor and I thought it was best to begin on something less expensive than the nice faux pumpkin I had purchased at Michaels. (Even at 50% off it was $8.) I found some craft pumpkins at the dollar store that were perfect. An exacto knife and a bit of patience were all that was needed.
Afterwards I spray painted the dollar store pumpkins. You can see that they have a very thick wall and a center seam that could not be concealed. The bottom line? In regards to faux pumpkins the old adage “You get what you pay for” holds true.
I tried to hide the styrofoam center with a layer of glitter. (You could also try mod podge and paper.) A bit of moss, a wee wagon and a pesky crow completes the scene.
The other pumpkin holds a few dyed bottle brush trees and deer creating a fall frolic.
You can see that the pricier pumpkin has thinner walls and is seamless. This harvest scene features a scarecrow, bale of hay and a few more pumpkin and birds.
I grouped them together on a silver tray lined with natural colored paper shred near the front entry. All of our visitors have loved them.
What have you been creating?
This project was featured on POPSUGAR Living.