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Project

Wise Owl Pumpkin

Pumpkins are thick-skinned, but it's easy to poke through them for a new take on decorating. Here, two miniature pumpkins become a wise owl.

Materials

  • Minature pumkins
  • Toothpicks
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Skewers
  • Pearberry
  • Almond
  • Chrysanthemum plume

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Secure pumpkins together with skewers.

  2. Step 2

    For eyes, push toothpicks through the tips of two pumpkin seeds, insert in pumpkin, and fan out slightly; repeat several times. A pearberry completes each.

  3. Step 3

    To add a chrysanthemum plume, make a hole with a toothpick and insert stem. For the beak, dig out a small opening and wedge in an almond.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, 2002

Reviews (1)

  • Laurylyn 26 Oct, 2012

    I used a hammer and a awl to make holes before sticking in the BBQ sticks to secure the pumpkins. Used (three) pumpkin seeds on each eye to look like eyelashes and secured them will long quilting pins. I colored two large pumpkin seeds with a brown marker and stuck them up-right on toothpicks to make the ears.

    I tucked "her" into a hollowed nook in my old giant tree! ADORABLE - and many nice comments from neighbors!