Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Haunted Pumpkin Patch

In a previous blog, I made a pumpkin patch.  Now I will build on this arrangement to make it more for Halloween and make it haunted.

I began with an old book that was destined for either the thrift store.  I painted the book orange and then added some wood crackle around the edges of the book.

After the crackle dried, I added some antique white paint (oops, I have Ivory White in the picture). Then I used the letters to put the title on the book, added a ghost and Jack-o-Lantern sticker, and finished it with some footprints.

Then of course, I placed the book next to the pumpkin patch.  However,  that pumpkin patch still doesn't look haunted.  Let's add a few ghosts.    

To make the ghost, I began by cutting out a template out of white material.  

Then I cut out two pieces of material and batting using the template.  ( I want to keep the template just in case I need it for another project sometime).

Then I stitched the three layer together without hemming the edges.  Pulled on the edges of the batting to give it a ghostly look and painted on a face.

I made two and added them to my patch.

One more thing-- a great place for the ghost tree. 

Okay, I think I'm done with ghosts and pumpkins.  For now.....


  1. Cute!

    Maysem @

  2. Perfect. I love the pumpkins, they are wonderful. The book is fabulous. I love this idea and never would have thought of painting it and adding the words, also your ghosts are just adorable. The tree is definitely a perfect finishing touch. Such a great vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. These look so cute!


  4. This is so awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come share this at The Crazy Cute Link Party @ Between U & Me! :D

  5. What an awesome blog,,Im officially following ya with smiles.. Found ya on linky and had to stop in.. So much creativity dwells here.. Im Marilyn via ..Hope you can stop in sometime..TY