Wednesday, October 29, 2014
First, I carved the top, as you would with most pumpkins. Then I carved a "door" on the front side of the pumpkin -- as you can see in the picture, I tried to be artsy and I kind of angled the top -- totally up to you what shape you want to use! This "door" is really just the opening to the fairy house -- can be any shape and you can just throw that piece out -- no need to keep it. Then I carved 2 windows, one on either side of the door. I cleaned out all of the "guts" and seeds -- saved the seeds to roast, of course! My little girlie found some sticks in the backyard and I used those to make panes in the windows -- simply cut them (broke them) to be a tiny bit bigger than the windows and then stuck them into the flesh of the pumpkin. They fit perfectly!
I had purchased some of the battery-operated candles for our pumpkins this year -- safer than lit candles -- and I put one of them inside as though it were a little campfire for the fairies. I also added some acorns and small pine cones that I found around our yard (use whatever you think fairies would decorate with!). I also made a little ladder our of twigs, twine, and some pony beads, just for a little bling! ;) As a finishing touch, I put some white glue on the top of the pumpkin and dusted it with white glitter so that it would look snow-capped or fairy-dusted -- use your imagination!
After I was all done, Tinkerbell and her sister Periwinkle moved in and my daughter could not be happier!