ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | September 16, 2010

Mice and Halloween Pumpkin Vignette

mice silhouettes, mouse holes and polka-dot pumpkin for a family-friendly Halloween scene

Halloween props can transform the simplest idea into a unique party decor. For example, integrate the pumpkin into a scene to create a theatrical effect.

Here a simple polka dot pumpkin become creepy if you put it next to a mice feast scene. The only tool you need to make the polka dot pumpkin is a melon baller. The same pumpkin design can be used for a cute family-friendly option or a creepy version. For the family-friendly version, paint or affix one or two silhouette mice on the pumpkin and position the rest of the mouse and a mouse hole on a foam core to make a backdrop.

The creepy version

creepy mice eating decorative corns on the cobs and a polka-dot pumpkin for a creepy Halloween vignette

The creepier vignette involves a herd of Halloween mice eating your food. Stop at the farmers market to grab a pack of decorative corns on the cob and squashes.

SOURCING:
+  Polka Dot Pumpkin Instructions
+ Oxo Good Grips Melon Baller $8.99 USD at Amazon.com [affiliate link]
+ Martha Stewart Mice Silhouettes 12-Pack $5.99 USD at Toys”R”Us
+ Martha Stewart Mice Silhouettes 12-pack $3.80 USD at Martha Stewart’s shop
+ Bag of 12 Halloween mice props $9.99 USD at Amazon.com [affiliate link]

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4 Responses to “Mice and Halloween Pumpkin Vignette”

  1. Mice and Halloween Pumpkin Vignette:
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  4. Eden: It’s in 6 weeks. So it’s time to start planning what will be your Halloween decorations this year.

  5. You can download a template of the mouse shadows from the martha stewart webpage!

    http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf1/1005_creepymice.pdf

  6. Lynn: This is good to know since you could paint a mouse on the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing the link.

  7. You can also cut the mice out and use them like the silhouettes! (I love your blog!!)