DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin – A Fun and Festive Halloween Decoration

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I have been itching to decorate for Halloween for a few weeks already. Now that we are officially into October, it’s time to REALLY get started!!

One thing I usually try to hold off on until closer to the 31st is carved pumpkins. Unfortunately, they only have a limited period of time until they start getting squishy and rotten, especially when we have a nice, warm October.

That’s where non-carved pumpkin decorations like this DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin Craft come in!! By leaving pumpkins whole, with no carving or pieces cut out, they last MUCH longer. (To get the maximum life out of your pumpkin, use these four simple tips about How to Make Your Pumpkins Last Until Halloween.)

Otto's Oasis Charles City, Iowa

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But lasting long isn’t the only benefit of these crayon drip pumpkins! They make a fun and unique Halloween decoration AND they are super fun to make!

I made my pumpkin at Otto’s Oasis in Charles City, Iowa. It’s a full service florist where they also have an amazing greenhouse to grow an abundant variety of plants throughout the year. If you happen to be in the area, you can visit them this Saturday, October 8th, for pumpkin decorating during Witchfest from 10am and 2pm. (Cost $8)

If you’re not lucky enough to head to Otto’s Oasis, I have a tutorial to make your own crayon drip pumpkin at home.



DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin


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Super Glue
Heat Gun

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How to Make a Crayon Drip Pumpkin:

Cover work surface with newspaper.
Remove paper wrappers from crayons.
Break crayons into 3-4 pieces.
Using super glue, attach crayon pieces around the top of pumpkin.
Let dry.
Using heat gun, point hot air on crayons to melt. For best drip coverage, aim gun from center of pumpkin toward outside.
Allow wax to fully cool before handling.

DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin Craft Tutorial - Make a fun and festive Halloween decoration with this DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin Craft Tutorial! Supplies include crayons, super glue and a heat gun.

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  1. I love the way you shared how to do this! It was a blast!

  2. What a fun way to change things up a little bit. A good way to use the old crayons up too!

  3. Wow. So easy and smart! I would never have thought to use crayons for this, I thought you would have to buy different colors of wax! Thanks for this info!

  4. Using the heat gun to do this is a terrific idea! I’ve seen people do this in the oven but I like the heat gun way better.

  5. Jacqui Odell says:

    What a cute, fun idea! I love how simple it would be for little hands to help.

  6. Witchfest sounds like a great event! But since I’m over here in Texas, I think I’ll make your DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin! I’ve always wondered how they make them – thank you!!!

  7. Julie Wood says:

    I love this idea! Melting crayons on a pumpkin. My kids would love to do this. I will have to try this next year for Halloween!

  8. vickie couturier says:

    that is so cool,,made this with the grandkids and had a blast

  9. That sounds like a craft for older kids. It does look nice.


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