Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders {Crafty October}

Here we are at the penultimate day of Crafty October…day 30!  Halloween is TOMORROW!! I’m so excited – I love Halloween!

For today’s craft I’ve created tea-light holders from some miniature pumpkins, which are so cutely named munchkin pumpkins! And that is their actual name according to the label in the supermarket :D

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

There were five munchkin pumpkins left in the supermarket, so I bought all five :D They’re so tiny!

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Pumpkin Mickey guarding the pumpkins!

With the help of hubs and his flat boring drill bit attached to the drill, I held the pumpkins (eek!) whilst he slowly drilled down into each one…safety first people, so always be careful when using power tools.

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Drill out a hole into each pumpkin…but make sure you do it in a place that you don’t mind getting pumpkin flesh everywhere!!  Our drill bit was a little to small, so I had to finish off the job with a sharp knife.

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Push the tea-lights down into the pumpkins – so that they sit flush with the top, and you’re all done!

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I think that they look lovely all lit up – wish that there were more available to buy in the supermarket. I’d have them everywhere in the house!

Again, for safety, and you should always do this – never leave a lit candle unattended.

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Aside from making these tea-light holders I’ve also been doing lots of other things for Halloween and I will blog about them tomorrow!

I’m no where near ready for Halloween though – the decorations are only just out of the shed and ready to be put out in the morning, so I will share all our decor when I’m done decorating!

I’ve still got my pumpkins to carve out…only two this year – normally I do at least six! But the pumpkin harvest seems to be bad this year and the supermarket pumpkins aren’t very big :(

And I still have to plan our dinner for tomorrow night as well…I’ve never been so dis-organised for Halloween!!

I feel tired just telling you about what I’ve got to do tomorrow!  It’ll be worth it though – Halloween is my favourite time of year ^_^

Why not give this craft a try? If you do, I would love to see what you made! You can post your creations over at my current link party or on my Facebook Page. I also have a Pinterest board that you can pin to – just contact me: michelle [at] the purple pumpkin blog [dot] co [dot] uk for me to add you to it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07938541452523466450 Christine

    I need to make some of these again! I made some years ago… before I had my girls. They would soooooo love to make some with me. I just LOVE mini pumpkins :) Great idea to use the drill :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      I’m so glad I bought the store out of the FIVE that they had! I went back yesterday and they didn’t have any at all! Not even a sign on the shelves *pouts*

      The drill, had me in hysterics – which isn’t a good thing, since, you know, safety, but with pumpkin flesh flying everywhere, I couldn’t contain the giggles!

      xoxo

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