Want to take your pumpkin decorations a step beyond your typical carving? Take a look at this easy Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin tutorial. It’s an adorable idea for an October birthday celebration.
Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin
We got so inspired by our post un-carved Creative Pumpkin Decorations, that we took the challenge as well. While these pumpkins were pretty amazing, we think that we have the most exciting pumpkin yet!
My third child’s (Eli) birthday is in October and I am always thinking of what I can do to incorporate his birthday and Halloween (without it being too scary!) I first made these cute Halloween Spirit Drink Labels, to share with you, plus I put together some yummy Halloween Kids Food Crafts. I wanted to take it a step further with our front door. The front porch has all the Boo-tiful Halloween decor, but it lacks something celebrating Eli’s birthday – thus the evolution of the Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin.
One thing to take in to consideration for this project is it takes time. You will need time for the pot to dry, the ice cream base, and the pink paint to dry. So about three different times where your project needs to “sit” before you move on to the next step.
Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin Supplies:
- Medium pumpkin
- Large terra cotta pot (12 to 14 inches)
- Pink spray paint or craft paint
- Clear spray paint
- Tan craft paint
- Tan pipe cleaners
- Multi colored pipe cleaners
- Large red Pompom balls
- Foam paint brush
- Spray foam insulation
- Hot glue gun/hot glue
There are a few supplies needed for this project. I would say the most unique supply is the spray foam insulation. It was not something I had on hand. Keep this project in a well ventilated area. You have craft paint as well as the foam. Adult supervision is suggested for this project!
Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin Directions:
First, protect your area by laying out a piece of newspaper or scrap paper in a well ventilated place. You will want to paint your terracotta pot tan and let it dry.
Once your pot is dry, you will place your pumpkin upside down into your large pot.
If you are doing this with the kids, this particular part is for ADULTS! Please read directions/precautions on your Spray foam insulation can. Put your gloves on and carefully spray a small amount of spray foam insulation around the bottom of pumpkin/top of the pot. Keep in mind that the foam will grow twice the size while it dries. Let it dry.
In a well ventilated area, carefully wrap (or protect) the pot and spray or brush two coats of pink paint onto the pumpkin and dried foam. Let your pink paint dry.
Glue a red pom pom ball to the top center of the pumpkin and a 2” bent green pipe cleaner in the center of the red pon-pom ball for the cherry and stem.
Cut your colorful pipe cleaners into 1/2” pieces and carefully hot glue them to the top and top sides of the pumpkin to look like sprinkles.
Measure and cut your tan pipe cleaners to be the same length as the bottom of the terracotta pot and glue vertically around the pot leaving approximately a 3” space in between.
Next, glue tan pipe cleaners horizontally around the pot leaving a 2-3” space in between to look like an ice cream cone.
To protect your pumpkin, bring your pumpkin outside and spray with a clear coat of spray paint and let dry.
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Also enjoy these cute ideas for your front porch and front door – Halloween Porch Decor. Pin to Pinterest on your Home and Halloween Boards.
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