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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spooktacular Pumpkins and Cakes!

This year I decided that I wanted to felt our pumpkins as opposed to carving them. I'm so over the little safety knives that always break and the mess that is carving pumpkins. Then I remembered that if we don't carve our pumpkins then we won't have any pumpkin seeds.

Hey LISA, Why can't you do both?

What a great idea! You are so SMART! So this weekend The Boy and I felted our pumpkins. The BF is going to spray paint his pumpkin once he draws up a "killer" stencil. We will see, if that happens. I think the pumpkins turned out pretty well. It was more time consuming then I was expecting it to be, however I think it was worth it.

Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, we will carve and bake our pumpkin seeds on Halloween!

Materials needed to FELT your PUMPKINS.

Pumpkins
$.37 felt squares (purchased at Walmart) I forgot to buy Yellow for the windows. Oh well.
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Pencil and Paper

Draw out a stencil of what you would like your pumpkin design to become. Then place the stencil on the felt and cut. Hot glue the felt together if needed and then just hot glue the entire project to the pumpkin. Since we are carving our pumpkins on Halloween, I only glued the corners of the project to the pumpkin. This will make it easier to remove and hopefully we will be able to re-use the felt designs again next year.

The Boy's GREEN BLOB pumpkin. I think it turned out perfect! Reminds me of something out of Monsters, Inc.

My Spooky Ghost house. I really wish I had yellow felt to do the windows instead of white. I really wanted to have ghosts coming out of the windows. OH well, maybe next year!



Now for our SPOOKTACULAR CUPCAKES!

I cheated in making these cupcakes. Hey it's been a long weekend and I can cheat whenever I want to cheat. Don't judge me. I cheated by using STORE BOUGHT ICING, instead of making my own. I'm disappointed in myself but I just didn't want to deal with the mess and time of making my own frosting.



I printed out these wonderful Halloween Cupcake Toppers. I found them on Two Hearts Together's blog. I then used my neighbors circle punch to punch them out. I taped the cutouts to toothpicks so I could stick them in the cupcakes.




The Boy helped me to decorate the cupcakes. I frosted while he put on all the sprinkles.

I packed them up in two separate tins. I'm taking some to work for my co-workers and so is the BF!







54 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Love the pumpkins!! And, the cupcakes are so cute. Those toppers...great idea!!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hey, Lisa
What a nice idea!
Love your pumpkins and the cupcakes.
These are fantastic!
Happy day!
hugs hugs

That One Mom said...

Over acheiver... LOL!!!

They look great! I don't know where you find the time!

E @ Scottsville said...

I've never heard of felting pumpkins, but what a GREAT idea!!! =0)

They turned out fabulously and so did the cupcakes.

kimert said...

Love the felt pumpkins! One year I didn't feel like getting into the mess that is carving. I will have do to a post on the pumpkins we did that year. :)
The cupcakes look great too!

Audra said...

Thanks so much for your kind words yesterday. They are much appreciated.

Love the cupcakes, by the way!

Audra

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your pumpkins are so clever in cute.

Thank you so very much for the cupcake topper link.

Mighty M said...

Great ideas - especially the pumpkins. My daughter hates the smell from carving them and she would so enjoy this project! :)

Kimi said...

I so wish I was one of your co-workers because...mmmm...cupcakes. The pumpkins are way cute too, but honestly I'm pretty distracted by the deliciousness that is cupcake.

Emmy said...

Kind of funny that we both used the word "spooktacular" in our blogs today :)

Those are all so cute! I love your house it is great. And you are right, totally a monster from Monster's inc.

I often cheat with frosting on cupcakes because when I used to coupon a ton frosting would often be free so I have a lot and free is always a good price.

yonca said...

They all look GREAT!!! So clever! Thanks for the link!

yonca said...

They all look GREAT!!! So clever! Thanks for the link!

Tater Tot Mom said...

That's a great idea about the felt...I've never seen that before!

Those cupcakes are absolutely adorable and I just love the little circle pics...they look better than store bought if you ask me. I'm sure they taste better too!

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One Cluttered Brain said...

Those cupcakes are so cute! They look they are store bought! (I like cheating with cake mixes and frosting too.) I say whatever is easier ya know?:))Hope your co workers enjoy them!

Trac~ said...

What a different and great idea, Lisa! Love the pumpkins and the cupcakes! SOO COOL! Love ya! xoxoxo

Nikki said...

What a neat idea to felt the pumpkins!!! I love your spooky house:) Maybe we'll do that, we haven't gotten any pumpkins yet and carving can be messy so this is a perfect solution, thanks!

Mmmm cupcakes look so yummy and halloweeny!!

Amy said...

How adorable! I love the pumpkins and am so glad you will still be able to roast the seeds. That just screams Halloween. Also, with all the crafting you do I don't think you should feel guilty about not making your own frosting. Buying the cupcakes would have been cheating. They look delicious, by the way.

Tamela said...

What a cute idea to felt pumpkins. At the office we have a pumpkin contest and the students paint their pumpkins and they always turn out cute each year.

Those cupcakes are spooktacular!

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thatdesigngal said...

Very cute! I had never thought about doing that before! Pretty nifty!

Krimmyk said...

My remaining kitchen knifes thank you for this idea!

natalee said...

What great pumpkins!!!! What a great idea..(got to love walmart)

Chocolate Lover said...

I love cupcakes! Those look great.
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shortmama said...

Great job!

Connie K said...

The cupcakes came out great so festive ! I think i might do the felt for my lil guy so creative and he loves to cut and glue Thanks :) Rock on Lisa Anne!!!

Alice in Wonderland said...

These ideas are brilliant! I love the idea of felting a pumpkin, I'd never thought of that before, and your cupcakes, well, what can I say! I'm just thinking out a way of using it as a Christmas cake cupcake decorations as a lot of the little one's don't like traditional Fruit cake as it is too heavy!
Thanks for the ideas!

Amy said...

Look at you go. You are so amazing. I can't wait to see what you do next.

MiMi said...

Geez Louise, it all looks awesome!! I love those felted pumpkins and uh, can you send me a cupcake?? : )

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Again I am put to shame... they are great.

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Raising Z said...

The pumpkins are great! I think I will do that next year. This year we carved (not too much fun for a 3 year old) and painted pumpkins (messy!). felt is a great idea. Love the cupcakes with the toppers! You are so creative :)

blueviolet said...

These are WAY great ideas! I love the non-mess of it all! :)

I Wonder Wye said...

Yummy -- I know you're popular with your co-workers! Who doesn't love cupcakes! The felted pumpkins are cute --your boy's blog monster is terrific. I know what you mean about the mess of carving and those cheapo utinsils always bend and break my the time I'm finished.....sigh......

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Conquer The Monkey said...

the cupcakes are my favs

kys said...

Those pumpkins are awesome!! They look so much better than carved ones.

Multiple personalities.. said...

**DROOL** That's over those spooktacular cupcakes. They look so delish. You're such the craft queen, I love it! Great idea about the pumpkins, I might just have to try that. Thanks for showing my Roxy girl some love on my blog! You're such a doll! :-D

Golf holidays said...

'd never thought of that before, and your cupcakes, well, what can I say! I'm just thinking out a way of using it as a Christmas cake cupcake decorations as a lot of the little one's don't like traditional Fruit cake as it is too heavy!

Golf holidays said...

The pumpkins are way cute too, but honestly I'm pretty distracted by the deliciousness that is cupcake.

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Ashley T said...

Man! Now i want a cupcake! Adding that to my target list! LOL. Those pumpkins are cute! I might try that next year!

happy mama said...

Cute pumpkins ~ love the felt! Cupcake toppers are the best!

celyn said...

How come we did'nt get any cupcakes? I only live 5 mins away. Felting pumpkins looks like fun, but you miss out on all the goop and most importantly our family tradition of Roasting the seeds. :( You know how much tradition means to me. Maybe send Gage over on Sunday to do some real pumpkin carving. Talk at ya later.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Cheating, Shmeating! They got eaten, didn't they? I think they're spectacular w/the toothpicky things- Good job!

Spyware blockers said...

You did really very nice job. Excellent.

Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

Great cupcakes! Those cupcake liners are cute!

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pk said...

I've seen "felted" pumpkins before! These are great...
pk @ Room Remix

business travel said...

Those toppers...great idea! Love the pumpkins!! And, the cupcakes are so cute. !!

Dee said...

What a great job!! I love them all..and I want a cupcake!

Veronica said...

Those cupcakes turned out amazing! I love the topper idea! I bet they were a hit :)