I am always drawn to those cute little pumpkins that are everywhere during this season.
They are so little. They are so cute!
I buy them and take them home. And they sit in a bowl on my kitchen counter until they rot away.
They are too little to carve easily, but I thought they could make really cute jack-o-laternish decorations.
I was inspired by the glue gun cobwebs I made over at Spoonful last month to create a frighteningly festive spidery lit pumpkin.
What to Do with Those Little Pumpkins
I started with a cute little pumpkin and cut off the top. With a spoon, I scooped out the insides just like I would do if I was going to carve it.
On a sheet of parchment paper, I traced around the top of the little pumpkin with a pencil and then used that as a guide to create a hot glue spider web.
This is the part of the craft that is NOT kid-friendly. The glue is very hot, so please proceed with care.
Using a glue gun, create lines across the circle – start by creating a line that cuts it in half, then quarters, then again in each of those segments so that you have 8 equally sized sections. Start on the outside and swag between the lines you just created just inside the circle and then again further into the circle.
Let it cool and then peel it from the parchment paper.
It should be just the right size to fit across the open pumpkin top.
Add a battery-powered faux candle and you have a sparkling spider web jack-o-lantern!