slinky pumpkin tutorial

Slinky Pumpkin Tutorial

Here is another crazy pumpkin tutorial, when I tell you I was just walking around the house finding stuff to spray paint orange, I wasn’t kidding, and Avery’s toys were not off limits!!I found her slinky and made it into this little cutie:

I love it, this thing is adorable! And to think that it started out like this:

It was super simple, I just hot glued the ends together… you could use wire or something else but the hot glue worked for me.

Then spray paint it, of course.

Then Avery and Wade were kind enough to go look in the backyard for a stick and I tied a crepe paper vine onto it. I just cut a piece of crepe paper and twirled it until it was vine like.

And I put glue all around the bottom and stuck it in the opening in the middle! Be pretty generous with the glue as there are some spaces to fill.

Have you ever stolen your child’s toys for a craft project:


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14 Responses to Slinky Pumpkin Tutorial

  1. The Not Quite Military Wife September 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I can’t wait to see what other awesome crafts you come up with for thanksgiving and christmas!

  2. Ashley Kelly September 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Cuuuute! Keep the crafts coming! ?

  3. Andrea September 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    This is pure awesomeness!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!,,

  4. Nicole {WonkyWonderful} September 13, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    This is so clever & cheap too! I love this idea :)

  5. Misty Marie September 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Love this idea! Thanks for stopping by Monkeys&Tutus! Following you now and looking forward to reading more!

  6. Robyn Hardisty September 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    ADORABLE!! Just like you and your family. (:

  7. Debbie @PinkTexasChick September 15, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    What a cute pumpkin you created. I totally see that sitting on a teacher’s desk instead of an apple. Cute!

  8. Britni @ Hubby Made Me September 15, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Oh my gosh that’s such a great idea! And an awesome use for a slinky :) I’m eyeballing that money gift topiary in your sidebar too, all my grandpa ever wants is money so that would be a clever way to give him some for his birthday! Anyway, I’m getting distracted :) I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there!

  9. Smart School House September 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Oh this is SO CREATIVE! All of my students love slinkies!

    Take care,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  10. September 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I just saw this on TT&J. I am so hoping I can talk my kids into donating their old slinky toys. What a fantastic idea. I am so excited to try it.

    I’d love it if you shared this at my linky party (open every Fri-Wed) at I hope to see you there!

  11. Eva {Tales of the Scotts} September 16, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    This is seriously THE CUTEST! What a great idea!!

  12. Jessi @ Practically Functional September 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    How cute! I love that you used a slinky for this. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  13. Kati @ Obscured Flair- September 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    super cute idea!!!

  14. Jessi @ Practically Functional September 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Just wanted to let you know I featured this on my blog today! You can check it and grab a Featured button here: