I am working on a little Halloween project and I need to stack three
small (8") pumpkins on top of each other. Each one will be hollowed
out and carved into a jack-o-lantern.
I can't think of a good way to make the stack relatively stable so it
won't tip over. I would appreciate any suggestions.
One idea that I had was to get a piece of wood, about 10-12" in
diameter as the base. Then drill holes for 3-4 small dowels (1/8"-1/4"
diameter). The dowels would be spaced as far apart as possible but
still within the pumpkins themselves. I would then sharpen the tip of
each dowel so that I could push each pumpkin down over the dowels.
Is this likely to work?
Does anyone have a better idea?
Hope the pumpkins are the kind with flat tops :o) I would cut the stems
as short as possible and use pumpkins as flat as possible, top and
bottom. Fill a small black trash bag with sand and tie it shut. Leave
it "smooshy" so you can use it for a base. Do the same for the top of
the base pumpkin and the one above it. They are free so they can be
lighted, if that is what you are doing, and should be pretty stable
unless it gets windy or the pumpkin smashers find it. You could also
use modeling clay, perhaps, to stick them together; cheap, sticky,
maleable and disposable. Is this a centerpiece, outdoor or indoor dec?
Don't use real pumpkins. There are lots of plastic ones out there.Then you
don't have the nonuniformity, weight, etc. to worry about and attaching them
to a base and each other gets to be whole lot easier.
On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 11:00:36 -0500, "Charlie Bress"
That is a good idea and I saw some in a craft store yesterday. It
would also have the advantage of not rotting and could be used next
The only problem is that this is for my 6 y/o grandson and then he
wouldn't get to carve the faces.
ur kids a rertard ur kids a reta5rd
Wait 10, 20 ,50 yrs. You will be the ASS that experimented, and
HD now wont warranty your PUSS,,,,, Wake UP It lasts thousands
of years done right ,, Bozo, YOU a BOZO , BOZO
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