Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin Fantasy Carriage

This pumpkin carriage is super sweet!




What You'll Need:


1- 12" tall pumpkin
4- 4" tall gourds
4- ornate drawer pulls
3- ornate metal belt buckles
1- ornate lamp finial
2- 1/4" dowel rods (cut to the approx. diameter of your pumpkin)
Pencil or marker
Knife
Craft glue
Heavy-gauge florist's wire
Cordless drill fitted with 1/4" bit


Instructions:


1. Trace the inside of each belt buckle onto the pumpkin and cut to create openings for two windows and a door.


2. Glue the hardware over the openings.


3. Remove or cut down the stem until it's even with the flesh of the pumpkin, and twist the finial into the top.

4. Drill a hole through the center of each gourd.


5. Insert one dowel rod into the holes of two gourds to create an axle, and secure with glue. Repeat to create a second set of wheels.


6. Finish off all four wheels by inserting a drawer pull into the outside hole of each gourd for hubcaps.


7. Line up the two sets of wheels next to each other at about the same width as your pumpkin. Then wrap wire from one dowel rod to the other to fasten the axles together and to create a webbing for the pumpkin carriage to sit on.


8. Gently place your carriage on the wire.


3 comments:

  1. Holy Smokes your home is beautiful! Love the pumpkin carriage too! :)

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  2. This is so cute! I have a little girl that is going to LOVE making it and playing Cinderella with it too! Thanks for sharing!

    Carla @ Jansen Family Adventures

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  3. hi there:) I love, love love this! your blog is great and you´ve now got a new follower through the wednesdayhop:) Following all the way from norway actually-

    this so wonderful! thinking you might like hearts as well! Check out my blog at www.thegrandproject.blogspot.com- and you´ll get tips for hearts:)
    have a great day!
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