Walnut Pumpkins – Halloween Craft Idea

Who knew? A walnut can be a pumpkin, too!

Walnut Pumpkins - Halloween Craft Idea

Materials Needed:

Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
Botanical Preserved Flowers & Foliage (Rosa Mercedes and gypsophilia)
Acrylic Paints: True Orange, Hunter Green, White, Burnt Umber, Black
Aleene’s Premium Designer Brushes(r) (12 shader, 1 round)
Dull knife
1 slice white bread
Disposable container
Craft stick
1 inch wooden heart for standing pumpkin
Thin cardboard for pin
Felt (orange) for pin
Pin back for pin


For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

1. Carefully, open walnut with knife. Remove nut.
2. If making standing pumpkin, glue walnut shells back together. Let dry.
3. Paint walnut orange, using shader. Let dry.
4. Paint face with black paint, using 1 round brush. See photo. Dot eyes with white paint. Let dry.
5. For stem, remove crust from bread. Tear bread into small pieces. Place into disposable container. Add one tablespoon glue. Mix with craft stick. Remove from container. Knead in your hands until a smooth dough consistency. Roll bread dough into a snake like shape. Cut 1/4 inch of bread dough for stem. Place on pointed top of walnut. Let dry.
6. Paint pointed top of walnut and stem Hunter Green.
7. Remove stem when dry. Dip into glue. Place stem on top of walnut. Let dry.
8. For standing pumpkin, paint wooden heart Burnt Umber. Let dry. Glue walnut on center of heart.
9. For pumpkin pin, glue cardboard to back opening of walnut. Glue orange felt over cardboard. Trim edges. Glue on pin back.

Design and Instructions by Donna Hargrave

One thought on “Walnut Pumpkins – Halloween Craft Idea

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