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Trick or Treat! Pumpkin guy

Yesterday I made this very Alexz-inspired Halloween decoration for one of my friends who has been helping me out a lot with my back. I wanted to make something season-appropriate and handmade, and thought something like this would be perfect for a door hanging.
The head is made from a stuffed scrap of jersey fabric with string wrapped around it. The first head I made was from plain old non-stretchy cotton and it was an epic fail. Definitely important to use stretchy fabric!
The body is stuffed felt, wrapped in green floral wire, then the arms and legs are 8 twisted strands of the same wire. Hands and feet are felt :) I really like the way it turned out... I think I'll have to make another one to keep!
I was especially proud of the little hat... I made out of toilet paper tube and hot glue, then covered it with bits of paper to hide the toilet paper tubeness of it. With a little feather, ribbon & novelty yarn, it looks pretty darn cool if I do say so myself. Happy Wednesday!
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9 comments:

AlwaysInspired said...

He's wonderful! Such a great way to add some Holiday love to the door. That wee hat is too cute!

nickelbag27 said...

oh wow. this came out fantastic!! i might have to give something like this a go myself. love it!

Alexz said...

I want it!!

Sylvie Girl said...

This is amazing!! Love the hat so much! x

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

This is wonderful and definitely Alexz-esque. :)

Deb said...

Wonderful, Kira! I've been thinking of making just the banner, myself, but your idea is FAB-ulous!

Aly B said...

Wow! I love his whimsical face- awesome job on the hat too =)

Riechan said...

oh my! that little hat is really cute! (I don't see any other phtograph :( )

Audrey said...

SO CUTE! I love everything about it! You are so awesome!