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Fun-Kins (Hobby Lobby)

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I used galvanized steel wire to attach them.  Just poked it in and out through the back, and then through some holes I drilled through the PVC framework.

 

 

 

I took a pumpkin to Home Depot and matched up the paint color up to it the best I could.  I just bought a small pint jar sample of it.  So, whatever color best matches the pumpkin is what I suggest.  Make sure it's a latex paint, and BRUSH it on!

 

I did NOT paint the inside of the pumpkins, and you CANNOT see the pink foam board I used to make the plugs with.  It is not noticeable at all.

 

Thanks so much, Pumpkin King, for all the great ideas and suggestions.  I have 8 pumpkins carved now, I'm so excited!  :)

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I cant wait for the eventual 40% off sale to start. Coupled with a 20% off coupon on an entire purcahas including sale items, I will be up to my ears in

orange foam. (Which is a lot of foam I'm 6'2)

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I cant wait for the eventual 40% off sale to start. Coupled with a 20% off coupon on an entire purcahas including sale items, I will be up to my ears in

orange foam. (Which is a lot of foam I'm 6'2)

 

Ha ha!  Funny!  I'm only 5'4", so it doesn't take nearly as much foam to reach my ears.  But, I can't wait for good sales and coupons, too.  That darned orange foam is expensive!

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Glad to help!  BTW, last year I visited about 3 different Hobby Lobby stores after Halloween and almost all of the FunKins were gone.  They were on sale for 75% off at the time.  One store, I didn't act fast enough, and while I was standing there, a lady bought all the remaining Funkins on the table.  BUT, my outing wasn't a total loss.  I scored about 30 Funkins of varying sizes when it was all said and done!  I haven't eben begun carving them yet!  UGH!!!

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the one near me had them all on sale at 40% off (large were 29.95 efore sale). On the web site (hobby lobby) was a coupon for 25% off on your entire purchase including sale items for 8/11 only.  Plan on cashing in on some additional ones on Sunday, don;t see the coupon on the web site today.

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the one near me had them all on sale at 40% off (large were 29.95 efore sale). On the web site (hobby lobby) was a coupon for 25% off on your entire purchase including sale items for 8/11 only.  Plan on cashing in on some additional ones on Sunday, don;t see the coupon on the web site today.

 

Darn, that's the coupon I've been waiting for!  Have one for Michael's for 4 hours on Sunday, and I'll be using it on pumpkins.  Their pumpkins are cheaper, but they're also not quite as realistic looking.  They're more smooth and a tad shiny.

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Darn, that's the coupon I've been waiting for!  Have one for Michael's for 4 hours on Sunday, and I'll be using it on pumpkins.  Their pumpkins are cheaper, but they're also not quite as realistic looking.  They're more smooth and a tad shiny.

That's EXACTLY why I don't like Michael's pumpkins.  The paint cracks easier on their as well.

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Darn, that's the coupon I've been waiting for!  Have one for Michael's for 4 hours on Sunday, and I'll be using it on pumpkins.  Their pumpkins are cheaper, but they're also not quite as realistic looking.  They're more smooth and a tad shiny.

 

 

That's EXACTLY why I don't like Michael's pumpkins.  The paint cracks easier on their as well.

 

 

Drat!  Half the ones I've carved are Michael's.  Maybe a clear coat will help slow the paint cracks.

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Drat!  Half the ones I've carved are Michael's.  Maybe a clear coat will help slow the paint cracks.

I should ammend my comment and say that there are some Michael's around the country that carry Funkins.  So, if it has a Funkins tag on it, then you're good!

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I should ammend my comment and say that there are some Michael's around the country that carry Funkins.  So, if it has a Funkins tag on it, then you're good!

 

My Michael's ones aren't Fun-kins.  :(

 

Guess I'll need to stick to Hobby Lobby.

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