‘Eye’m Looking at You

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One year I started creating some pumpkin heads for the garden.  I’m not in need of the traditional jack o’lantern anymore as we don’t get any trick or treaters at the door.

But I decided that the Fall decorating should include some fun garden related pumpkins.

‘Eye’m looking at you!

'eye'm looking at you at craftygardener.ca

Meet Mr Bits & Pieces who was made from some odds and ends of junk I found on the tool bench plus a few other things.

  • twigs
  • 2 big screws
  • 2 washers
  • pvc pipe pieces
  • old cabinet fasteners
  • screw handle from hose tap
  • metal bbq skewer
Mr Bits & Pieces, the pumpkin head at craftygardener.ca

Ms Chickie is made from hens & chicks of various sizes all planted in a pumpkin from the local farm.

the pumpkin heads at craftygardener.ca

For this one I cut out the top and filled the pumpkin with some dirt to help the plants grow for the next few weeks. I didn’t forget to scrape out the seeds for roasting before adding the dirt.  Using another skewer I fastened the top on like a fascinator hat.

Ms Chickie the pumpkin head at craftygardener.ca

The pumpkin heads sit in the front garden looking out at the world and keeping their eyes on those that walk and drive by.

the pumpkin heads at craftygardener.ca

Once it is time for the pumpkins to go to the composter or back on the brush pile to feed the wild animals, the bits and pieces of junk are pulled out and saved for another year, and the hens & chicks go back into the garden.

the pumpkin heads at craftygardener.ca

This is Jack O’Garden, the first pumpkin head I made a few years ago. He had a beet for a nose, seed heads for a mouth, hens & chicks for eyes, sedum flower heads and a trailing plant for hair, and cedar branches for ears.

Jack O'Garden at craftygardener.ca

I’m sharing with Funky Junk

Fall at craftygardener.ca

Other fall ideas:

changing the colour of pinecones at craftygardener.ca
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