Two things I’m really excited about are Halloween and the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Obviously those two passions had to collide in a few Halloween projects. This enchanted rose pumpkin might be my favorite pumpkin yet! I love using craft pumpkins for all of my projects because I can bring them out every year. This pumpkin required one of the new diorama craft pumpkins available at Michaels. (And don’t let the price tag scare you-everyone knows you never pay full price at a craft store!) I chose gold glitter spray for the outside of the pumpkin, but you could also use gold paint of any kind.
After spraying the pumpkin, add a small hold in the bottom just large enough for the silk rose stem to fit snugly inside. Trim the rose to the appropriate height for your pumpkin using wire cutters. Never cut wire or floral stems with your scissors! A sturdy silk rose should stay in place on it’s on, but if things are a little wobbly-or you want to make it extra secure-add a bit of hot glue around the base of the rose.
To finish off the pumpkin’s interior, drape it with black satiny fabric. Secure the fabric to the walls of the pumpkin with hot glue. I promise this step is easier than it sounds-since you’re going for a draped look, just add a dot of glue behind the fabric anywhere it looks a little loose. To light the pumpkin, secure a small LED tap light inside the top of the pumpkin with more hot glue. Most tap lights come with a piece of foam tape on the back, but I found that the hot glue worked better to hold the light in place.
Your Beauty and the Beast-inspired Enchanted Rose pumpkin is now ready to display!
Make sure you check out all of my fun Disney, Marvel and Star Wars Halloween ideas!