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Oct 12, 2013

spookyDIY:
fancy fishnet pumpkins

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time : minutes
difficulty : ★    ☆
would i do it again? : yep!


it's probably no surprise that i'm finding my energy lacking this halloween. baby-making really zaps everything out of you. i get tired just thinking of all the spooky crafts i managed to squeeze in last year. 

so when something this easy pops into my head, i'm going for it. 

all you need are a pumpkin and some fishnet tights. oops, and scissors.
i found my fishnet stockings at target. they were $10, which sounds like a lot -- but one pair of tights should last at least four pumpkins so the price really isn't that bad.

technically, all you have to do is shove the pumpkin stem-first into the tights (hence the one-star difficulty rating). but...it's surprisingly hard to do. the stockings i bought were pretty thick, which is good because there's a lot of tugging and yanking involved. i couldn't even stop to take pictures for fear the tights would slide right off the pumpkin again.

the stem will end up in the stocking toe:

i tied a knot at the bottom of the pumpkin and trimmed off the excess:

you can leave it as so...

...or, if you feel like battling the stockings again you're feeling a bit racier, you can do another layer of fishnet to add some more interest:
sexy!

i think i may do a couple more, maybe with some lacy or animal-print tights...
easiest halloween EVER...

* mari
Land Of Nod: Design for Kids and People That Used to be Kids

10 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! Love it. You should link it up to out Pumpkin link party :)

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    1. thanks katja! that was in my plans all along....... :D

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  2. This is wonderful! Love the texture. This would look so great with one of your gilded pumpkins!

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    1. oooooooh, you're right amber! thanks for the suggestion!

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  3. LOVE this idea! Such a great way to add a big impact!

    Thanks for linking up to the Pumpkin Parade.

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  4. Love this! Such a cute Halloween idea :) Happy trick-or-treating!

    ~Katie

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  5. I had to come visit and tell you that Young House Love totally stole your idea!! I know I saw it here first =)

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    1. ahh, thanks Kelly! <3 <3 the woes of being a small blog! :D

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