Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 31, 2013

The Pumpkin and the Lighthouse

Happy Halloween!!!!!

This is that rhinestone pumpkin that I featured a week or so ago.  I decided to salvage it when I ran out of the rhinestones, so I cut a section out of the blank side and made a little scene.

I covered the piece I sliced out in black fabric and painted orange glitter paint over it.  It fit nicely into the hollow center.  I covered the inside with spray adhesive and stuffed the fabric in.  It's not perfect, but I actually like the rumpled way it looks.  I also glued silver stars onto it.  I put the floor in and glued it in place, then I put a layer of orange glitter glass chips all around it.  Next, I got a few twigs from outside and glued those in the back.  Then I made a pointy fence out of toothpicks painted black.  Added the moon to it too.

I have quite a few Halloween and fall themed resin figurines, and I loved how this one looked the best of all of them.  I glued it in and then surrounded it with the orange glass chips too.

I really need to add some trim or some kind of edging to it but I have misplaced my lace at the mo.

I got this blue metal and glass lighthouse thing from a thrift shop and knew exactly what I was gonna do to it. First I etched shells on either side and a sunset/water scene on the back. 

I had to go to the beach to get the stones because I didn't have enough of the right size in my own stash.  I painted them with clear nail polish to make them look wet.  I glued some along the back then glued the wooden lighthouse inside, and then just glue a layer or so of rocks around it.

Then I put slanted layers of light and dark blue and white craft glass against the rocks and lighthouse to look like water and waves

Have a great and safe Halloween everyone!


  1. Two great projects! That ghost is perfect inside your little diorama... so cute JoJo!

    And that craft glass really is cool with your lighthouse scene. Awesome!

    Happy Halloween to you too!

  2. WOW! You do the most amazing things. I admire your imagination and creativity. Happy Halloween my dear friend!!! ♥

  3. Very creative. You do nice work.

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  4. Happy Halloween! Both the pumpkin and the lighthouse are beautiful! I love your talent :)

  5. Dude, I LOVE what you did with these! You got mad skillz, girl!!!!! :-)
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  6. You are SO stinkin' creative and talented! I just love ALLLLL of your creations!!