This unusual Halloween gourd is just another creation in our “Shadows & Broomsticks” line that we are excited to offer! The design was a little complicated but the end results show off our efforts!
Harry breathed personality into a rustic gourd by creating a carved out face that captures fun evoking folk art appeal. I accent painted the facial features to lend even more enhancement. His face lights up by way of a battery operated votive that was added to the top of his head. It has an “on and off” switch that can easily be accessed as shown in images 8, 9 & 10.
I fashioned his hat from brushed cotton fabric and hand stitched “X’s” on the front using off white thread. A piece of orange and brown wool checked fabric along with orange wool yarn accents the bottom of the hat just above the brim as shown in image 11.
The next step was to incorporate traditional jet black crepe paper that acts as a ruffle and resides on a disc. An old woven blanket sporting orange and brown hues was secured on top of the crepe paper. This disc has a hole in the center that penetrates the fabric and crepe paper so it can be placed on top of the old tin funnel by aligning the hole to accept the end of the funnel tube. The bottom of the pumpkin also has a hole that accepts the funnel tube and can be placed on top of the disc. Applause…..just kidding!
The funnel boasts three stars that Harry added and when lit the stars come alive! The tiny plug in lights do release heat especially when positioned in cluster form so we had to tweak the design to allow the heat to escape albeit, the legs that exhibit a splayed form.
This Halloween Pumpkin Gourd is one of a kind and a creation you can only find here on our website! Harry and I try hard to come up with unique and interesting offerings that are fresh to market so to speak and we hope they will excite you and your homestead. This pumpkin gourd promises to fill your home with Halloween magic placed either on a table with autumn leaves sprinkled nearby or would also look awesome near a window so passersby can enjoy him as well.
Overall height is 18” from the top of the hat to the bottom of the legs. Gourd stands 5 ½” tall and measures 4” deep @ the widest point (middle). Hat stands 9 ¼” tall to the very tip and measures 4 ½” across the bottom. Base including festooning top disc stands almost 7” tall. Disc measures 7 ¾” across the top. Old Funnel measures 6” (splayed leg measurement). Cord measures 30” long.
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