Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Styrofoam Hollow Pumpkin
For what seems like forever I'd been searching for a large hollow pumpkin i could use and turn into a miniature house. Luckily one of my customer at etsy advised and pointed me in the right direction on ebay.
So i put my bid in and won... i never win anything so was really shocked!
The second it arrived i didn't even think what i really wanted it to be, and got to work cutting out a large hole at the front with the intention of making it into a pumpkin growers house or something along those lines. Again not really knowing what.
Once all cut out and sanded etc, i then decided to totally change my mind and ended up gluing it all back together. Now it looks like a really sad pumpkin without the stalk at the top, and feeling quite sad for the poor thing, lol.
So I've decided, once Ive tidied it all up and created new sides, I'll cut it clean in half, create a stalk both side that meet when the pumpkin is closed, and join the two parts together with hinges so it opens and closes.
Inside i'll make the walls look like the inside of a real pumpkin, and then line each side with wooden shelves and use for a display when i finally do my next show.
Inside I'll display anything pumpkin related and just wish now i had not totally destroyed it because now theres a lot more work to do.
The pumpkin is around 11 inches in height and the exterior looks real. The stalk did too but can not show you that because i chucked it away.
I know these are widely available in the states but here in the UK i have not seen them for sale. They really are lovely and thought i'd share incase anyone else is looking for one and unable to find. Just type in Styrofoam hollow pumpkin in your search. Last time i looked on ebay there were a few available still.
Thank you to everyone for your support and thoughts in the previous post.
Tomorrow i will be deleting that post because i don't like it here on my blog. I believe in standing up and not hiding away and although glad i have blogged about this subject i feel leaving it there spoils the look and feel to my pages. Just wanted to bring it to everyones attention and so tomorrow will delete.