Munchkin Pumpkin Tea-Light Holders {Crafty October}

Tuesday, 30 October 2012



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!
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