Aren’t these hedgehog pumpkins cute?!
Michaels is overflowing with pumpkins right now! I love the craft pumpkins because you can use them year after year. There are orange pumpkins, chalkboard pumpkins, black pumpkins and cream pumpkins. They also have glow-in-the-dark pumpkins, concrete pumpkins and diorama pumpkins. This year I was staring at the blank pumpkins in the big display basket and I thought they looked a little like plump little hedgehogs…so that’s what I decided to make:
They were very easy to make. I started with the cream craft pumpkins:
And I bought a few bags of these decorative glass accents:
The quickest way to attach the glass pieces is with a hot glue gun. They will stay on just fine as long as you aren’t moving the pumpkins around frequently. If you plan to be a little more rough with them I’d suggest using an industrial glue like E-6000.
Just place the glass accents onto the hot glue and hold until the glue sets:
Cover the entire pumpkin except for a small circle where the face of the hedgehog will be:
I used small black pebbles for the eyes and mouth (also sold in bags in the floral section):
Like the owl pumpkins I made a few years ago I decided to make an entire family of hedgehogs:
Three different size pumpkins:
The gold glass accents look great with the cream background:
Who doesn’t love hedgehogs?
Especially baby hedgehogs!
They’d make a great addition to the porch or as table centerpieces:
To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.
Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers pumpkin ideas on the Michaels blog!