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    The stairway in an entry hall is an appropriate spot to display graduated sizes of handmade paper jack-o'-lanterns. For safety, these beaming faces are lit from within by battery-powered lights. A single sheet of tissue pasted inside diffuses the light and hides the working parts.
    June 19, 2012

    Papier-Mache Pumpkins How-To

    • J Wheezy

      Paper mache/ tissue paper pumpkins. JENN SAYS: We made one of these for my daughter's Halloween family project. It took more tissue paper and a lot longer to dry than expected but it was really stinking adorable and will make a great reusable Halloween decoration for years to come.

    • Kim K Kre8it

      Paper Mache pumpkins made with balloons, water down craft glue and orange tissue paper! Pop the balloon when dry and cut out the eyes, nose and mouth! So cute! Halloween "handmade Holiday Crafts Book"

    • Angela L

      Papier-Mache Pumpkins | Step-by-Step | DIY Craft How To’s and Instructions| Martha Stewart Halloween

    • Serendipity's Treasures

      paper mache pumpkins from Martha Stewart #halloween #diy #october #craft #decorate #pumpkin

    • Sammy B

      Wheat Paste/Papier-Mache Pumpkins - Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts

    • Eugena Medinas

      Paper Mache` Pumpkins - Love Martha's Halloween = great indoor idea.

    • Sharon Cathcart

      paper mache pumpkins. #halloween, #pumpkins, #decorations, #holiday

    • Clara Todd

      papier mache pumpkins. halloween, autumn, diy, crafts

    • Anita Jensen

      Halloween Papier-mâché Pumpkin How-to ~ You will need balloons, orange tissue paper, jar or glass (for resting the balloon), scissors, white craft glue, pencil, and a clothesline and clothespins (for drying). In a bowl make a mixture of 2 parts craft glue to one part water. Blow up a balloon and tie it off. Rest the balloon on a jar or glass and brush the glue mixture on a small section of the balloon. Drape a strip of orange tissue vertically on the balloon. Brush more glue mixture over the strip and add another slightly overlapping. Continue around the balloon until it is completely covered. Cover the balloon with 3-4 layers of tissue. Hang balloons on a clothesline from their knots to dry. When they are completely dry pop each balloon and remove the balloon through the hole around the knot. Cut a hole surrounding the knot end and a small hole around the other end to create a base. Mark and cut out eyes, nose and mouth. On the inside cover these holes with a single layer of tissue paper. Add battery powered lights inside and you have a glowing Jack o lantern that will last well beyond pumpkin season.

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