So I tried to do this mum-covered pumpkin project I saw on the Lowe’s site. They were all “buy a big pumpkin or three or four – and then buy a whole bunch of mums – and then stick all the mums in the pumpkin!” And I was all “That will cost an arm and a leg and will die in a week. I pity the fool!”
Remember? And remember how I said I was just going to hot glue some fake mums onto a fake pumpkin and it would be just as good?
Well – unless picture #2 is what constitutes “just as good” – then I think we can safely call this a FAIL.
I was going to write “Nailed It!!!!!” on the second picture – but I was kinda scared someone would think I was delusional enough to think I really did nail it – and then mock me in private. SO – here are some tips from me to you:
- When in the Dollar Tree looking at this tiny $1 carveable foam pumpkin and thinking to yourself “Wow. This is really, really small. Maybe I should just hold off on this craft for awhile….” Listen to yourself and pass it on by.
- When picking out fall flowers to cover said tiny pumpkin with – don’t skimp and get only 2 stems like I did. Because of this – I had to pull apart my measely assortment of fake mums, spread the petals flat while gluing – to cover more pumpkin – and burn my fingers 32 times in the process.
- When picking a pumpkin for this project – do pick one that is big and has a stem long enough to be noticeable and relate to the neighborhood that this is a pumpkin under these flowers – not a soccer ball or a hat or something.
To witness this Mumkin Fail rise like a Phoenix from the ashes – make sure you read the second part of this story:“The Little Mumkin That Could”