Nicole™ Crafts Pumpkin Diorama

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Pumpkin Diorama

So much for resting in peace - this skeleton will make this Halloween decoration a graveyard smash on your table, desk or anywhere else you like.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Carefully cut a 7 inch wide x 5 inch tall rectangle in the front of the pumpkin with craft knife as shown.
  • 2
    Carefully cut a 3/4 inch diameter hole in the middle of the back of the pumpkin for the light bulb to fit through.
  • 3
    Paint the outside of pumpkin Cadmium Orange and the inside Cadmium Yellow. Paint the stem Burnt Umber. Let dry.
  • 4
    Roll and pounce the outside of the pumpkin with Mod Podge. Let dry.
  • 5
    Brush glitter glue on the inside. Let dry.
  • 6
    Cut a 2 inch x 3 1/2 inch piece of styrofoam for tombstone. Round off top. Paint Slate Grey. Let dry.
  • 7
    Using templates, cut letters from foam. Glue to tombstone.
  • 8
    Cut legs off of skeleton. Cut body at fourth rib down.
  • 9
    Cut two leaves off of rose pick. Glue to stem of pumpkin. Glue moss in front of leaves and glue owl to moss.
  • 10
    Cut stems off of spider web and bat twig and glue into pumpkin on each side towards the back.
  • 11
    Glue the tombstone in the center of the pumpkin as shown. Glue the skeleton body and legs in front of the tombstone as shown.
  • 12
    Cut a couple of pieces of twigs and glue on each side of skeleton.
  • 13
    Glue moss all over bottom of pumpkin as shown.
  • 14
    Remove clear bulb and screw in flicker bulb. Place into hole in back of pumpkin.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Paper Mache Pumpkin 9 inch 104761298
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pick Satin Rose w/Glitter 28 inch 2 assorted 104755451
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pick Owl w/Glitter 2 inch 3 assorted 104755383
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pick Spiders/Bats w/Glitter 2ast 104755449
  • Nicole™ Crafts Plastic Halloween Skeleton 8in 2ast 104757519
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pick Halloween Spider/Web 14in 3ast 104757525
  • Reindeer Moss 2.5 oz 104180216
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Yellow 104735612
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife with 5 #11 Blades 104135107
  • Floacraft® Styrofoam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 1/2 inch White 104183611
  • Nicole™ Crafts Lamp Accessory Cord 5ft 104283527
  • Nicole™ Crafts Flicker Bulb 104274797
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Slate Grey 104106682
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Burnt Umber 104106679
  • Nicole Crafts™ Medium Foam Pouncer 3 pc. 104110703
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Foam Roller
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