DIY Creepy Critter Pumpkin Centerpiece

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You know what I love more than Fall?  Halloween!!!  Spooking out the house is a lot of fun and I really like to create projects that are inexpensive.

Last year I created a DIY Spooky Halloween Village.  It’s super cute, fun and easy!




This year, I was inspired by a photo I saw in Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine.  I defiantly put my own spin on it and I hope you enjoy it!  Remember, decorating doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Plus, by creating your own pieces, they are one of a kind.

Also, I’m teaming up some other creative gals to get you guys into the DIYing mood!  Be sure to check the links at the bottom of this post.  Oh yah!

First, I snagged some pumpkins from the local Trader Joe.

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Next, I used metallic gold and silver paint for the pumpkins.  I applied the paint with a sponge.

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I gave each pumpkin a coat like this!

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Next, I had 1/2 of a bottle of black paint.  I watered it down a little and applied it to the top of the pumpkins, allowing the paint to drip on all sides of the pumpkin.

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After a quick trip the Dollar Tree, I grabbed snakes and rats.

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I sprayed them GOLD.  Side note:  The hubs didn’t see me do this.  The next morning he came in from garage was like, “dude, that’s a scary box out there!” LOL

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Now the fun part, putting it all together!

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I’m seriously in love with this project! Our daughter gets a kick out it.




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This larger rats really make a statement.  GROSS!

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I used sticky glue dots from the Dollar Tree to keep these little critters on here.

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My favorite is the one large snake I found at the Dollar Tree.  One thing I’m really bothered by is snakes.  He’s super creepy!

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Does this get you in the Halloween mood?  What a fun project to do along side the kiddos.




Love it? Pin it!

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Check out more fun Fall DIY projects below!

Up To Date Interiors DIY Large Art for Autumn

Casa Watkin’s Living Global Style Fall Entryway

Bigger Than the Three of Us Fall Front Porch Ideas 

18 thoughts on “DIY Creepy Critter Pumpkin Centerpiece

  1. OMG I love these creepy pumpkins! They are so cool. My kids will think they are the best thing ever, for some reason, they absolutely love spooky decor. So funny. Pinned!

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