Mmmmm, mellowcreme pumpkins, the yummy little sugar bombs that are really just candy corn kicked up a notch! In homage to these tasty Halloween treats, how about a fun, easy craft that is cheap and makes enough to share with your friends?
p.s. yep, spelled "mellocreme" wrong.
Separate the orange clay into enough pieces for 10 - 12 pairs of earrings. Roll each piece into a rough ball shape.
Using the round nose pliers, twist the eye pins into a curly shape, making sure each is approximately the same length. Make the same amount as the orange balls in the last step.
Squish the curly part of the eye pin into the orange ball. Cover wire completely with clay, rounding with your fingers as you go.
Add a small amount of green clay, gently pressing it around the wire into a stem shape. Make sure to leave the â€œeyeâ€ in the pin visible. If necessary, use a toothpick or skewer to clean out the hole.
Use the toothpick (or skewer) to gently roll creases into the orange ball.
Wallah! A tiny pumpkin! Repeat steps for each earring.
Place earrings on parchment lined tray and bake according to manufacturerâ€™s instructions.
Pumpkin charms, all baked. They look a little dull, soâ€¦
Place earrings eye pin side down in Styrofoam. Gently brush on Sculpey Glaze. Allow to dry upside down. Once theyâ€™re turned over, add a little more Glaze around the top if needed.
Attach the ear wire (French hook) with a jump ring and pliers.
If making enough to share with your friends, poke holes in a business card with a pin, then slide the ear wire through. Fold the top end of the business card down and place in a cute little bag.