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Pumpkin Grunge!

Not too long ago my friend Stevie Rose from Garden Therapy shared her awesome Jack o Planterns, and I was totally hooked on the idea! I mean, what’s not to love about an organic approach to Halloween, right? I know, that’s kind of an oxymoron… Halloween and organic don’t usually roll off the tongue in the same sentence!

Here’s a peek at Stevie’s inspirational creations!

Garden Therapy Blog

See what I mean? How can you not be hooked on this idea?

Today I finally got outside to tip all my plant pots out, and clean up the yard for the winter. And here’s where my pumpkin grunge comes in! You see, I had hubs buy two pumpkins the other day just so we could give this organic DIY a whirl! My one modus operandi was to reuse plants I was tipping out rather than buying new.

Here’s a look at Miss Cool & Hip Grunge One…

Gotta love her chopped chive hair!

And this is her Freaky Friend, Grunge Two.

Kind of creepy in a scruffy sort of way, but how about that Mohawk?!!!

Which of the two ‘dos’ do you like best?

I have to give hubs all the credit for their their facial features. He drew and carved them! And then I got to dress them up πŸ™‚

Not too bad for salvaged garden wear… πŸ˜‰

I’m actually kind of concerned these two might scare the little ones… what do you think?

I’m going to have a happy Jack O Lantern, too! We haven’t carved him yet, but he’ll have a nice big smile that lights up his face with the help of a candle. And we have a big decorative pumpkin that lights up and twinkles with mini lights… much friendlier to encounter!

So what do you think of my Grunge One & Two?

Once Halloween is over I’ll be composting the works, except for the Hens & Chicks. And I might see if the ‘Red Star’ Mohawk will be able to stand up to the winter months. Oh, and the grass of Grunge One’s nose will be given another chance, too!

Isn’t this Jack o Plantern idea fun? Thanks again Stevie for the inspiration! I never would have come up with this on my own πŸ™‚

Are you ready for the trick or treaters to be knocking at your door? Just a question… how well lit is your pathway? Click here for a few illuminating ideas on lighting up your pathway in a Halloweeny kind of way!

Β Thanks for stopping by!

Photography by Sheila Zeller unless otherwise stated.

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  1. Funny! I like the “piercing” eyes in Miss Cool & Hip and the mohawk in her Freaky Friend. Great way to get a little more life out of your plants before they hit the compost. I’ll be carving my pumpkin today. Wish me luck.

  2. I love them! How great! I’m going to put them on the Garden Therapy Facebook page today.

  3. I love these guys!!! My Favorite is Miss Cool & Hip Grudge one, I like how you used the hens and chicks for the eyes, and it looks like a bunch of monster mash coming out of her mouth – very creative!!!

  4. They look awesome! I am loving her blog and all these cute ideas. I did some of her Halloween crafts too. Your Jack O Planterns are really cute…I don’t think too scary at all:)
    My front entry is all spooked up…but I’ll address the driveway and path now too. Thanks Sheila…this is a fun time of year I love doing it all for the kiddos. Happy Halloween!

  5. Holy crap, those guys are adorable!!!! Love the spiky hair, reminds me of my hubs πŸ™‚

  6. They look great Sheila, I love that idea and I’ll have to save this for next year!!

  7. Hahah! What a fun idea! I’m totally diggin’ the mohawk that Freaky Friend Grunge Two is sporting πŸ™‚

    A friend of mine posted a picture on FB of the pumpkin that her husband carved – it has a friendly enough face, but it’s eating a little baby pumpkin! Creep, but too funny! πŸ˜€

  8. wish “some one” would do one for me ,but then we have no trick or treaters coming to our house, lovely cratures

  9. You’re right Sheila. Organic and halloween do not mix! So many pumpkins wasted…

    Love the new life you’ve given yours!!

  10. These are great Sheila! LOL! How creative- love it. My favorite is Grunge Two! haha

  11. Oh gosh, those are too cute!! I love them!

  12. Hi there. I found your blog on the new Canadian Bloggers Group on Facebook. Theses ideas are really cute and your rendition made good use of your gardens leftovers. Have a great day! Pamela in New Brunswick.

    • Hi Pamela!
      Thank you so much for visiting… I just joined the group, and am looking forward to discovering more Canadian bloggers! Nice to connect with you – from one coast to the other! πŸ™‚

  13. I haven’t seen this before. What a great idea!

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