Friday, November 4, 2011

Tootsie-Pop Pumpkin!!!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! I don't have a card to share today, about 3 weeks ago our basement flooded and all of my craft stuff has been put into totes until we get new carpet etc...the good thing is that none of my craft stuff was ruined...the bad part is I need all new furinture in my office and I cant do much crafting without a desk. I did manage to save my markers, some stamps and paper from being packed away so I have been able to do some colouring. I'll be way ahead of the game once things are back in order!!!

Anyway so I thought I'd post a little crafty project that my daughter and I did on Halloween day. I saw it on some talk show and we thought we'd give it a whirl. It was super easy and surprisingly fast. All you need is a pumpkin, a whole bunch of suckers and a drill (oh and maybe an extra set of little hands to help assemble!)

I purchased a very large bag of the 'mini' tootsie-pops and used a drillbit a little larger than the stick so they would fit into the pumpkin easily.

I drilled a bunch of holes until my wrist started to buckle (yes, its hard work drilling hundreds of holes into pumpkins, lol, I'm only used to crafty tools)...anyway I scattered them all over the pumpkin and let my daughter fill in all the holes. I repeated this until all the suckers were gone!

It kept her busy for quite a while!And we were both very happy with the finished product! Makes a great centrepiece. We got many comments on the Tootsie-Pop Pumpkin, all the kids thought it was very cool and they liked that they got to choose their own sucker! It think this will be a new Halloween tradition!
Anyway, I'm hoping to get some cards up soon enough. Lucky for some on-line purchases coming in the mail I'll have some new paper to play with...I just might be able to 'McGuyver' a card out of the few things I've scrounged together. Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a clever idea!!! I love it!!!
    And I have to say your daughter is ADORABLE!!! I will babysit ANYtime!!! LOL!!

    Big HUGS,

  2. Don't you mean, McGruber?? Baaahaha!!

    What a fabulous idea! So cute! But does NOT compare to your adorable Little Red Riding Hood!!!