Why not add a touch of atmosphere to your Halloween celebrations this year with these pumpkins made out of Lutradur and Evolon?
We used a set of battery operated fairy lights to illuminate our display (£2.50 from Wilkinsons including batteries) and we hope you like the effect as much as we do.
Just imagine how attractive they would look softly glowing in a hall window on a dark and spooky October evening . . .
For a different effect, the pumpkins could be displayed like lanterns.
To make the pumpkins we coloured some Lutradur 70gms with orange transfer paint and then drew a circle for each pumpkin using a compass. Keeping the compass at the same radius (and remembering some school geometry!) we divided each circle into six ‘petals’ which resembled a flower when cut out.
For added interest, some surplus strips of Lutradur were machine stitched to each segment, before joining all the outer tips together to form the pumpkins.
The stalks and tops were made out Evolon which we coloured using green transfer paint. A narrow strip of Evolon was tightly rolled to form each stalk and made long enough to pass all the way through the pumpkin. This helped to pull all the sections together and create a nice bulbous shape.
If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Supplies of Lutradur and Evolon can be found by visiting our online shop