Learn how to turn foam craft pumpkins into the cutest miniature houses for fairies or gnomes. This is a fun pumpkin decorating idea for fall.
I love fairy gardens and all things miniature, so this year I decided to make a fall decoration that combines my love for autumn and miniatures. I turned a pumpkin into a miniature house for these cute little gnomes to live in.
Is this not THE cutest pumpkin craft you ever did see? I absolutely love how this DIY turned out and honestly now I’m considering making an entire village. Wouldn’t a pumpkin house bakery be divine? Or a little schoolhouse?! Oh, I can see myself getting carried away here. This is just too fun!
To make your own pumpkin fairy house, you will need the following supplies:
- 9 Inch Carveable Pumpkin (made of foam and hollow inside)
- Dried Moss
- Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
- Craft Paint and Assorted Paintbrushes
- Gnome Figurines
- Mini Fall Leaves
- Foam Mushrooms
- Mini Pumpkins and Cart
- Craft Foam Sheet
This is one of those crafts where you could look through your craft stash and find all kinds of things to use. For example, I was just going to paint a little door knob onto the door, but I found a wooden bead and thought it would be perfect.
Step 1: Cut a door and windows out of your pumpkin. I traced the shapes I wanted with pencil first so I was less likely to mess up.
Step 2: Paint the door piece, then add a window and doorknob. For my window, I painted a yellow circle, then traced the edge and the “T” shape in the middle with hot glue. This was an easy way to give it dimension. When the hot glue dried, I painted it white. The doorknob is a wooden bead painted with silver craft paint.
Step 3: Use hot glue to attach moss to the top of the pumpkin. Add a sprinkling of mini fall leaves to give it autumn vibes.
Step 4: Add embellishments.
I made little shutters out of craft foam. I scored lines in the foam to mimic the look of wood planks and painted them orange to match the door. Then I made a doormat out of burlap ribbon.
I also found some foam mushrooms at Hobby Lobby, so I cut those in half, painted the tops and glued them onto the pumpkin.
Once you’re happy with all the details on your house, add a string of battery operated fairy lights or a tea light inside, then put the door back in place.
Place your accessories outside, then enjoy this darling pumpkin fairy house. I bet you’ll want to make more. LOL.
Here’s a video showing how I made my pumpkin fairy house.
Pumpkin Fairy House Video Tutorial
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