Pumpkin Fairy House Jack-O-Lanterns: this Halloween carve your pumpkins into fairy houses, and see the warm glowing light through the windows at night.
Halloween is coming very soon, and this year I have the cutest idea for you, or any fairy loving children you might live with -Pumpkin Fairy House Jack-O-Lanterns.
They really could not be any sweeter. And, I think I’ve seen a few fairies fluttering in and out of them tonight too, so they’re a hit all round. If you’re a fan of fairy gardens, then you will love putting together a fairy house pumpkin.
Pumpkin Fairy House Carving
It’s always fun to put a carved Halloween pumpkin on your front porch on Halloween. This year we created our own fairy pumpkin house village and the trick-or-treaters just loved them. The just might be our favourite cool Halloween crafts yet.
We started out with an assortment of pumpkins; some big pumpkins, some small pumpkins, some orange pumpkins, some white pumpkins, some in-between. We used real pumpkins to make our little houses. Andy carving pumpkin will work to make a sweet pumpkin fairy house of any size.
This would be an amazing project to do at a pumpkin carving party. You will want a carving knife or kids pumpkin carving set for carving the pumpkins. A bit of crafty advice, a small saw-type knife works well. Instead of cutting out the top of the pumpkin, make your hole in the flesh of the pumpkin to scoop the pumpkin guts and pumpkin seeds out in the bottom, so it’s less noticeable.
Doors, Windows, and Steps
We carved lots of different windows, some were had large windows, square windows, curved window frames, and one had a circular window. Each little pumpkin house needed a front door. We also added in window sills, and dormers, an arched doorway, and stairs -in every combination we could think of for adorable pumpkin fairy houses.
We used some little twigs to make our window frames. Just snap some sticks to size and poke some small holes inside of the pumpkin window. We also used some little cloves as fairy door knobs on some of the front doors. Any natural materials would make a great addition, like pine cones, or acorn caps. You could even use dried flowers to add a cool flower design.
?You can also snap off the pumpkin’s stem and stack some pumpkins one on top of the other for a cool effect.
Some doorways got little sets of stairs and open doors, others received little ladders made of twigs and the hot glue gun. We had a ball coming up with all these fun ideas. This is a great project for the whole family to do together.
Fairy Garden Accessories
Once we had everything carved, we had fun with some fairy sized accessories creating a little miniature world for the fairies. We found the sweetest little straw bales at the craft store, and my daughter Maddie made fairy sized pumpkins out of polymer clay, so the fairies could have a tiny faux pumpkin outside their door too.
The little brooms are from the craft store too, and we even found a fairy sized bike. Look for cute little accessories to use in the dollhouse or fairy garden section of your craft store, or on-line.
We had fun setting up the little village. I used a cute little outdoor chair and a bale of hay to give our adorable little fairy house collection some height. This was great to because it was at a great height for little trick-or-treaters to see and admire all the fun details, or to welcome guests to a Halloween party.
We added a little fence, and enough ladders to get the fairies from one level to the other…or of course they could fly. 😉
- hot glue
- fairy accessories
- battery powdered tea light
- serrated knife for carving
- hot glue gun
- Start by cutting out the bottom of your pumpkin and scooping out the pumpkin seed and guts.
- Add a combination of windows, window sills, doors, and steps to your pumpkin.
- Add details like twig window frames, and clove door knobs.
- Create ladders with twigs and hot glue.
- Add accessories like paths to the front door, miniature pumpkins, miniature hay bales, bicycle, ladders, and fences.
- Turn on the battery powered tea light and put it into the finished fairy pumpkin house and enjoy.
it got dark out! Our pumpkin fairy houses look so cute lit up. You could use small votive candles to light up your fairy house jack-o-lantern. But a great tip is to use a battery-powered candle. They won’t blow out on a windy Halloween night. You could also add some fairy lights inside your fairy pumpkins, or on the mini fences as a great way to add some more glow.
These pumpkins are so much fun to create as a fall crafts project. This is one of our best pumpkin carving ideas ever, and I think we may make different versions of this pumpkin fairy house village for years to come. With Pumpkin Fairy House Jack-O-Lanterns, life really is a party!
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Also check our Shade Fairy Garden here.
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