Masked Pumpkins

September 29, 2012

While surfing the internet for Halloween ideas, I saw some felt owl masks. I got the idea to make owl masks for the pumpkins I had outside my front door on the covered patio.

Totally flying by the seat of my pants, without a pattern, or tutorial to follow, I cut out some felt owl masks and blanket stitched them together.

 These are scans of the masks.

I thought I was off to a good start, and purchased some black elastic to stretch around the pumpkins and hold the masks on.

After putting the first mask on the pumpkins, I decided they needed more. Maybe a hat. Dollar Tree had pirate hats and Menard's had cowboy hats. At least that's what the packaging said. The cowboy hat looks like a combination fedora/cowboy hat. Maybe part bowler too.

I also hot glued yellow buttons on the pumpkins for eyes. I thought this was also a step in the right direction.

Kinda cute...

This is the pirate. I mean pirate owl.

That is my craft project for this house is a mess...felt three different rooms...I am a messy crafter.

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  1. Carlene the pirate owl pumpkin is adorable!!

  2. So cute and so original. Someone sells owl eye the sleep ones. Trying to find them.

  3. Those are cute, I love the hats on them as well.

  4. Adorable pumpkins!
    That pirate and cowboy... !!!

    I love fresh ideas. Pat

  5. I am loving that pirate owl! Oh my very cute! I'm a messy crafter too....I thought we all were!

  6. Love them...way too cute!! I'm a messy crafter too.

  7. Carlene: That is such a cute idea. They both look great..Happy Sunday..Judy

  8. Very charming pumpkins at your door! I don't have a craft room, so when I work on something, it takes over the whole house!

  9. That is just altogether adorable! How creative and fun! Happy Fall!

  10. Carlene, this is adorable! How unique and so so much fun! I would love to have a masked pumpkin at StoneGable!

    Please stop by StoneGable and join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Your great pumpkin masks will be a welcomed addition! Linky goes live Wednesday at 8:00pm.

  11. I am such a messy crafter too. Your pirate is aaarrgghh

  12. Oh my gosh this it is the cutest Carlene. Off to pin him now. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Such cute pics! I love the topic-nostalgia :)

  14. Carlene, your masked owl pumpkins are just TOO cute for words! Aren't you clever. I'm really loving all the owl things I keep seeing.

  15. They are completely adorable! Love the pirate mask pumpkin. Visiting from Sunday's Best linky party and am a new GFC follower.

  16. These is absolutely precious! Such a novel idea!

  17. Hi Carlene~ Visiting from Kathe with An E~ Oh, these are just clever girl! Love them all. I want to make one now! Festive and fun. :)

  18. This is just adorable! What a cute idea!

  19. Charlene, I'm glad you posted this on your sidebar because I missed it earlier. This is a darling idea. Love the pirate pumpkin owl.........Sarah


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