How to make a Halloween pumpkin with your own hands
Halloween is the most controversial holiday of the year due to the simultaneous combination of fun and horror. On the night of October 31 to November 1, people in masquerade costumes meet on the streets, the facades of buildings are decorated with pumpkins and awesome paraphernalia, the city is absorbed into a magical atmosphere.
Every year in our country the number of those celebrating All Saints Day increases, and if you want to feel the spirit of Halloween, start preparing for the holiday by making“Jack lantern”.
It does not matter if you live in a private house or in an apartment, the Halloween pumpkin will become the central festive decor, and the more original it is, the more remembered to members of the household and guests.
Why the pumpkin is a symbol of Halloween
The Halloween holiday appeared before our era in the lands of present-day England and northern France, and in the Middle Ages it acquired new traditions that persist to this day.Main characterholiday is considered a pumpkin on Halloween.
What is the name Halloween pumpkin
According to legend, a pumpkin with a candle symbolizes the head of a drunkard and a liar Jack, who not once managed to deceive the Devil. But when the sly one died, he had no place either in heaven or in hell. At the last meeting, Satan threw Jack a coal from the hellish fire, so that he would not get lost in search of purgatory. And so that the light did not go out, Jack put it inside the pumpkin. So the symbol of Halloween has become a glowing pumpkin or Jack-Lantern (born Jack-o’-lantern), which is widely used for Halloween to scare away evil spirits.
How to cut a pumpkin for Halloween
If you are inspired by the idea of celebration, and pumpkin, Halloween, costume options are already intriguing to the imagination, start boldly preparing. First buy pumpkinsdifferent shapes, sizesand get ready to cut faces on them. It was believed that the worse the grimace - the better it protects the house and residents from evil spirits. But now craftsmen create unique physiognomy with a sly squint or a sweet smile. Unleash your creative ideas to cut a unique Halloween pumpkin and exclusively yours!
Many do not know how to make a pumpkin for Halloween, so they are in a hurry to order a ready-made Jack Lantern from professional decorators or they don’t bother with such an important element in celebrating the Night of All Saints.But, to create a wonderful festive lamp, you just have to look at the Halloween pumpkin photo, choose the most suitable option, buy a bright autumn fruit, take a knife and tune in to an inspirational wave. Take a look at the pictures of the Halloween pumpkin idea and try to cut out your favorite face:
Have you chosen “your” physiognomy? Inspired? To make your own Halloween pumpkin flawless, followstep by step instructions:
- Mypumpkin andcut outfrom above, where there is a tail, a circle of small diameter (depending on the size and shape of the fruit) is our “cap”.
- Cleara future lantern from the entrails with a knife and spoon (of them we make pumpkin porridge on the holiday table or use it in the decor).
- We drawpencil grimace (if you are not endowed with artistic skills, it is better to print the stencil and apply it dotted on the pumpkin).
- Cut outa small table knife (can be clerical, if the skin is thin) eyes, nose, grin or smile.
We insertinside a candle or a flashlight, we cover it with a “cap”.
Enjoying the resulting Jack lamp!
To make Halloween pumpkin crafts more original, use any“Awesome” attributes: spiders, cobwebs, bats, brooms, mice and everything that seems to you "in the subject." You can also complement the image of hair, hands, feet, a scarf.
Do not forget why the pumpkin is a symbol of Halloween and what secret meaning it carries, but do not dwell on the terrible and evil crafts! Let smiles and fun light up your home!
How to make a pumpkin for Halloween original
Not the first year you celebrate All Saints' Day at home or at a party, and want to make an innovation in the design? For creative people, we advise how to make a pumpkin for Halloween extraordinary and memorable.
If you are not friends with a knife and do not want to cut faces, there isAlternative option: draw funny faces with paints and write awesome phrases. The color scheme depends entirely on your vision.
If you got a little pumpkin, you can createeyeballs:
- We clean the fruit from the ground, wipe it dry.
- We apply white paint and give it a little dry.
- Draw an eyeball and capillaries.
- We decorate the threshold of the house or room.
Plan to celebratechildren's Halloween? Then make cartoon characters from pumpkins, children will definitely appreciate it! You will need sketches of cartoon characters, paints, felt-tip pens and improvised materials (paper, cloth, bows, beads, hot melt glue if necessary).
Do you prefer minimalism in everything and plan stylish home decoration? Then nothing needs to be cut, but justpaint a pumpkinand make symbolic inscriptions, drawings, patterns.
How to paint a pumpkin step by step
Also looks interesting pumpkin decoratedButtons, rhinestones, rivets, spikes, sequins.
In addition, the pumpkin is often decoratedfigures of spiders and bats.
Luxury solution - Pearlescentspray paints:
... or cover a pumpkin copiouslysparkles:
Also looks attractivecombination of two colorson the pumpkin:
Paper halloween pumpkin
For a stylish decoration of the Halloween apartment, we recommend how to make a Halloween pumpkin out of paper.
Option number 1: Pumpkin paper "Accordion"
You will need:
- thin colored paper;
- small tail pumpkin.
- Cut outfrom colored paper (choose the color individually) circles with a diameter of up to 20 cm (depending on the intended shape of the pumpkin).
- Eachbendin half and put on each other.
- From two sideswe fixpaper clip.
- Glueover the fold. Give dry.
- Uncoveringour pumpkin andglueto the top of the tail.
- The final touch iscut outStencilled a small maple leaf and hot melt attached to the base of the tail.
Option number 2: Pumpkin paper "strips"
It should be prepared:
- orange paper;
- hole puncher;
- needle with thread;
- green wire.
- We cutpaper on strips 1-2 cm wide.
- We putone to the other and make small holes on the edges.
- We sewstrips between themselves from two sides.
- Createthe shape of a pumpkin, aligning the stripes one by one.
- On the handlereelwire, creating the shape of the tail.
- Sew onwire in the top of the pumpkin.
Option number 3: Pumpkin paper "Flower"
More ideas for beginners and lovers of how to make a pumpkin for Halloween with their own hands, you will find in the video tutorials Word of Decor!
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