Never before have I more strongly agreed with the phrase, “there’s nothing new under the sun”. I mean, have you SEEN Pinterest?
Don’t get me wrong, when I’m not feeling like a big ol’ slug who knows deep down that she will NEVER end up making those ‘1,000 Healthy Crockpot Recipes’, I really do like Pinterest. But, sometimes it seems like there is just no way I can ever come up with a fresh idea.
So, when I was invited to participate in a ’30 Minute Pumpkin Challenge’ with the amazing Clinton Kelly (Yes THE Clinton Kelly of ‘The Chew’ and ‘What Not to Wear’ fame!) I did my best Bart Simpson ‘DOH’ because I knew that I had already created my most favorite pumpkin ever and was quite certain I wasn’t going to be able to top it.
Or so I thought…
Because you know that other phrase, ‘No need to reinvent the wheel’? Well, I totally love that one! But, even though there isn’t a need to completely reinvent the wheel, it doesn’t mean we can’t improve upon it, right?
My challenge was to only use things that I currently had in my home and I have no shortage of foam pumpkins and chalkboard paint.
I cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin just large enough to fit my hand through.
And drilled a small hole in the middle.
I dug out an extra set of clock parts from my craft stash.
And then I put the clock ‘inards’ (that’s totally a technical clock making term by the way!) inside the pumpkin with the little pointy tip thingy (again, totally technical here!) pushed through the hole drilled in the front.
The hands were added.
And since it IS a chalkboard pumpkin, numbers were written on with chalk. I went with Roman numerals because for some reason I think they seem more spooky/halloween-y.
I’m thinking this pumpkin is more suited to the Adams Family than Cinderella.
But, either way, when that clock strikes ‘Boo’ you know you’re in for howling good time! 😉
Head on over and visit Clinton Kelly to see all of the other awesome pumpkins created for the ’30 Minute Pumpkin Challenge’!