This year, you might have caught on to how popular fairy gardens are becoming this year for Halloween. It is a fun DIY project to make with your kids and prepare hauntingly cool fall decor. DIYs are indeed fun with kids, as the cute devils love creating new stuff with their hands. Moreover, if you love gardening, you are absolutely going to love creating a fairy garden out of pumpkins.
All you need to do is craft some detailed doll houses out of pumpkins. It will be so much fun to create and imagine how woodland fairies would spend their time in these tiny pumpkin houses. If you’re excited to turn your garden into mythical fairyland this Halloween, let’s begin with the DIY pumpkin display project.
* Pumpkins – Lots of pumpkins!
* Knife for carving
* Low-heat hot glue gun
* Gouge for carving
* Bamboo skewers
* Other nature findings like pine cones, dried moss, little rocks, acorns, colored corn, etc.
Single story house:
You can make any type of pumpkin house you like – single story, double story, or triple story. There’s no need to stick to the ones that you see in this article. It’s just to guide you how you can carve doll houses in different ways. Single doll houses are easy to carve on pumpkins with minimal cutting and carving required.
Two-story pumpkin house can be constructed out of three pumpkins – two small pumpkins and one big pumpkin. The top of all the pumpkins must be cut off so that inside guts can be hollowed out with ease. After that use gouge to carve different textures around the pumpkins to make doors and windows.
In this type of pumpkin house, the biggest pumpkin serves as the first story. The hole is made on its right side on top so that it can nestle nicely. Furthermore, the front of the big pumpkin also has a hole to act as the door and the third pumpkin attached to it acts as a porch.
Keeping the pumpkins together
The pumpkins are connected together using bamboo skewers or you could also use toothpicks. It won’t be a rock-solid connection, but quite easy for you to carry them around without them falling apart. On the sections, where the pumpkins were connected, they need to be covered with dry moss to make the dollhouses appear more seamless.
For the roof, shingles of a big pine cone are used to give it natural wooden touch. The chimney itself is made out of a firewood stack to give rustic appeal to the tiny pumpkin house. It has been attached with a couple of skewers that were glued at first and then poked into the pumpkin for the stronger connection.
Carving the windows
Even the window frames are made using skewers, and colored corn kernels can be used on the window frames for decoration and more details.
Pumpkin Fairy Garden Display
You can create as many pumpkin houses as you want. The best part would be when you’ll start arranging them in your garden area. You can also add flowers and natural leaves for more decoration on the pumpkin houses and make them look like actual fairy tale houses.
You can also make use of other miniature objects like dollhouse baskets, wheelbarrows, fences, or buckets to complete your build-a-house-from-a-pumpkin challenge.