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Stained Glass Pumpkins

All hail the mighty pumpkin with its unrelenting versatility! Stop it, you tempting pumpkin!

Our contribution to the ever changing face of the decorative pumpkin is the Stained Glass Pumpkin. We kinda like it! And we hope you do too! Read on for the inside scoop! (Get it?)

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*Ribbon (3/8th of an inch, 1 inch and 1.5 inch)

*Hot Glue Gun/Glue

*Contact paper

*Tissue paper

*Duct Tape

*Black Paint

*Sponge brush

*Serrated knife

*Bowl and spoon for scooping/collecting innards

*Construction paper



1. Wash and scrub your pumpkin free of dirt.

2. Decide how you will light the pumpkin. That will decide the size of the hole to cut in the back. *DO NOT PUT AN OPEN FLAME IN YOUR PUMPKIN!* There are loose papers that could easily catch fire.

3. Cut out the hole for the light to go in.

4. Measure the circumference of the pumpkin. Determine how wide, long and what shape you would like each opening of the pumpkin to be. Leave at least 1 inch in between each opening in your pumpkin to ensure stability. If your pumpkin has really thin walls (you'll know after you cut into it!), leave larger pieces between the openings. Do not cut too close to the top or bottom. Again, you want the pumpkin to be stable. We maintained about 2.5 inches from the stem and the bottom.

5. Cut a template from a sturdy piece of construction paper. We cut a diamond shape about 8 inches in length and 3.5 inches in width. You will need to determine the size of your pumpkin and the width of the stabilizing columns to determine the appropriate size of your template. Draw the template after doing so and cut it out.