Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Painted Olaf Pumpkin

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Painted Olaf Pumpkin

I'm getting back into the grind of things after being M.I.A. for almost a week. We just got home from vacation and now I definitely need a vacation from my vacation. I am exhausted! I can't wait to catch up with you all again, so I'll be making the rounds to visit you all over the next day or so :) I have A LOT to catch up on, so today's post is short and simple.

I hate carving pumpkins. I only cut those babies open for the seeds. So, every year I take a mini pumpkin and decorate it with some paint and a few other mixed media objects. Since we just got back from Disney, I thought I'd share with you the painted pumpkin I made for Allison this year. We made Olaf from Frozen.

All we needed was a few mini pumpkins close to Olaf's body shapes, some paint, pipe cleaners, and a few poms and we got to work.


Start by painting your pumpkins white. When dry, paint on Olaf's face. Someone with a steady hand could probably do a better job here, but hey. I'm not the best painter out there, so you get what you get. Twist a bit of orange pipe cleaner until you get the shape of a carrot. Glue it on the face. Next, glue all 3 pumpkins together with hot glue. Cut your brown (I only had black, so that's what he ended up with) pipe cleaner arms and hands and twist together, then glue on. Cut and glue a few strands of pipe cleaner for the hair. Glue on a few black poms down the center. I didn't know what to do for feet, so I just cut a large marshmallow in half and glued those on.

Then, Olaf was done. This can be made fairly quickly. It took about a day to get it all put together, but most of the time spent was waiting for the paint to dry.

Frozen Olaf Painted Pumpkin

Did you carve or paint your pumpkins this year?

38 comments:

  1. 1. I can't wait to hear about your vacation!

    2. This pumpkin is awesome. It came out so cool!

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  2. haha that is awesome, much better than carving the guts out of those nasty big suckers

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  3. It turned out cute!

    My sons want to carve pumpkins. Maybe we'll do that on Wednesday night - maybe not. I'd rather paint them. It's less of a mess. Better yet put them up, and process them all. I'm all into eating them. You'd think I'd get into pumpkin crafts. They just seem like so much work for something that's going to end up in the trash. I'd rather enjoy them via blogs, and pinterest.

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  4. I loved your painted spider pumpkins, and now I love Olaf too. I'm pinning him... he'll go with the spider now on my Fall board. You did a great job!

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  5. Haahah...Love your Olaf Pumpkin. I didn't get myself any pumpkins this year, although I did buy Manzanita 2. She wanted to carve them, but decided she wanted to keep them longer so I guess she isn't carving them.

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  6. No painting or carving this year, but ...we are having our fabulous Trunk or Treat this Thursday and all of my family is coming to it in there fabulous costumes. My dd that has the two boys are all going to be bank robbers and the baby is the bag of cash! lol My 1dd and fam are all doing there own stuff. SIL is a character from Captain America as the 'winter soldier'? The oldest is going to be Captain Jack Sparrow, next will be Thor (she is pretty convincing) the youngest is being the good sister in Frozen and Mom and Baby Z are Mickey and Minnie, respectively. Me? A Witch! HM? ??? not sure. He doesn't like to dress up but I tell him he should be a guy that works at an auto parts store. LOL Glad you are home and glad you had a safe return.( I'm glad you are back) That wasn't two weeks was it? Just one week? Love you.
    Watch for pics on IG of Trunk or Treat! on Thursday!! We are also having a Chili Cook off at the Trunk or Treat. Yay, will be fun. (it is our 2nd anniversary of blogging together Wha whoooo)

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  7. You are SO creative, Theresa. That's adorable.
    I don't carve or paint them. I don't even buy pumpkins. They're too much of a pain and they get gross and moldy fast.

    Welcome back from your vacay. I always need a vacation after a vacation.

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  8. OMG This is so cool. You are soooo creative. Pinning this one.

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  9. That is so cute. I think my mom bought Elliott a pumpkin, so he will be carving one Thursday night or Friday afternoon. It just depends on when we get to my mom's house.

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  10. Oh my gosh...LOVE this!! Seriously so great. I would love to try this with the kids. Olaf is a favourite :)

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  11. I absolutely love it! Olaf was my fave character in the Frozen movie.

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  12. This is so cute! We didn't get to our pumpkins this year because it was a whirlwind, but I believe this could carry us into November.

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  13. That is adorable and I bet a huge hit this year. That would even make a cute decoration for winter!

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  14. that is so cute. I bet that was quite a hit. I think I would have kept it inside so it didn't get stolen.

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  15. Oh that is so cute. I just love it!!!!

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  16. Olaf is the cutest little guy ever! You're so totally creative!

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  17. That is an adorable Olaf! Great idea because I hate carving!

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  18. This was such a cute idea and I love how it turned out! October was a hectic month so we didn't get to carve or paint pumpkins. So sad!

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  19. Oh my! You surely copied Olaf! Too bad I missed this idea for Halloween.

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  20. That turned out so cute! Love the Olaf pumpkin!

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  21. That turned out great! I'm so impressed. We'll have to try that with the kids.

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  22. So cute! Someone did this at my son's school for the pumpkin contest!

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  23. Oh my goodness!!! That turned out so flipping cute. I'm not a fan of winter/snow, but I love Olaf...he's too adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. How cute! This is the first year we didn't even go pick pumpkins, we were just too busy. I'm so bummed too.

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  25. Oh darn. I just tossed out some small gourds that we could have painted into Olaf! He's so cute.

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  26. That's adorable. My niece would love this. Right now she's into all things Frozen.

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  27. Oh my gosh - that is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. That is one cute Olaf!! Wow I should make one with my boys.

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  29. Wow this turned out great! We need to give this a try for sure.

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  30. Oh my, what a great idea! We carved some pumpkins this year but we still have a few that weren't carved.

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  31. Oh my! That is adorable! My kids would love that!
    ~Amanda

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  32. Oh my goodness how cute is that!? With all the Frozen hype this is a great craft for the Holiday season!

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  33. very cool! Love it! So simple yet it came out so nice

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  34. You are adorable! I love this idea you are truly creative, I wish I saw this before Halloween

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  35. Oh My Olaf is adorable! Such a cute idea!!

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