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A few years ago I wrote a pretty popular post about making a DIY Maleficent Headband. Looking back now I kind of cringe. I totally nailed the texture, but I completely failed on the shape. I decided to go for a little Maleficent Horn redemption this Halloween by making a Maleficent Pumpkin using the same technique. (And now I totally want to redo that headband post…)
To make your own Maleficent Horn Pumpkin, you’ll need:
- A Pumpkin (Real or Craft)
- Heavy Guage Wire
- Black Crepe Paper
- Black Electrical Tape
- Black Spray Paint
- A Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Start by bending two pieces of wire in a horn shape. I grabbed one of my Maleficent toys this time for a visual reference.
Cover the wire in black crepe paper, layering to create the proper horn shape. There’s no need to glue or tape the crepe paper until you get to the very end. At that point, use a small piece of electrical tape to hold the crepe paper in place. Don’t worry about getting things perfect-it will all be covered up soon!
Don’t cover up the crepe paper until you’ve made both horns, though. The electrical tape compresses everything a little bit and it makes it harder to judge if things are the same size.
Once both of your horns are formed from crepe paper, cover them by wrapping carefully with electrical tape. It’s a pretty forgiving process, and electrical tape is fairly stretchy. If you mess up in a spot, just cover it again until you’re happy with how it looks.
I will confess that getting the tips of the horn just right is the hardest part. Well, it’s the hardest part if you’re a Type-A Virgo crafter like me. Just keep trying until you get it close enough.
Use a generous amount of hot glue to add your horns to a pumpkin that you have sprayed with black gloss spray paint. Once the glue has set, wrap around where the horn meets the pumpkin with more electrical tape.
After that your pumpkin is ready to display, and you’ll have another Halloween Disney Craft in the books!
Looking for more Disney DIY inspiration? Check out my entire Disney Halloween project collection!