pumpkin crafts What can be done?
tradition of making lanterns from pumpkins for Halloween has taken root in our country.Pumpkin Lanterns do not have to be scary.Make beautiful and lovely lanterns, eco-friendly lamp for the nursery, candlesticks and candle in a pumpkin.
of pumpkins of different shapes and sizes, you can do the dishes, vases, salt shakers, pots for cereals and soups, unusual boxes with lids, and much more.Making craft pumpkin - great fun for children. in their hands a pumpkin can become not only a basket, but also in the carriage of Cinderella, and fabulous house and cheerful animals.
How to choose and dry pumpkin for crafts?
You've probably heard that the calabash for drinking mate is made of wood gourd.For craft pumpkin have special ornamental varieties, but usually also work.Choose a beautiful vegetable without rotten spots, wash and clean with an alcohol solution.Cut the neck or bottom (depending on your artistic ideas), a spoon, remove th
If you want to dry the pumpkin and make durable artifacts, choose ripe fruit.In immature pumpkins skin is soft, wrinkle when drying it.Drying pumpkin will take at least six months.During the drying process can begin pumpkin rot.Therefore dry multiple copies to the long wait did not end in failure.
pumpkin to scrape out all the pulp should be the maximum.The room for drying should be well ventilated.Pumpkins must not come into contact with each other, they should not be exposed to direct sunlight.Every day, make sure you have not begun to deteriorate pumpkin.A rotting pumpkin can infect others.If you see one speck spoiled, the more you need to throw a pumpkin.
How to decorate a pumpkin?
the nature of the surface of the decorative pumpkin.The simplest thing you can do with it - is to rub it with oil for shine.Varnish can only be well-dried pumpkin.Fresh pumpkin under the varnish quickly deteriorate.
You can paint crafts pumpkin colors make them look old using sandpaper pasted their sequins, ribbons, cloth, dried and skeletonized leaves, make decoupage.
To cut on fresh pumpkin pattern, not necessarily a long time to learn carving.Apply a first pattern on tracing paper, stick it on the pumpkin, then pierce the pattern along the contour with an awl.You can cut the normal pattern vegetable cutter, but if you work with a sharp knife and an awl, you get a neat and delicate pattern.