Each and every week I look forward to opening my email and checking out our contestants amazing projects – they are all so creative!
Lynda, from Oh So Shabby, has really outdone herself every single week. I’ve no doubt its why she’s done so well in the competition. Lynda’s Pumpkin Challenge win is her third win of the season and I am excited to share her Rapunzel Pumpkin Tower tutorial with you today!
Lynda’s first win came in the Back-to-School Challenge with her kids back-to-school station in the first week of the competition.
Her second win came during our Birthday Challenge. If you missed her awesome first birthday highchair tutorial, be sure to check it out.
Rapunzel Pumpkin Tower Tutorial
I am still in shock that I took the first place in this round! I was afraid I wouldnâ€™t even make it through. Sometimes I feel like my projects are too wacky for people to relate to. Thank you so much to everyone that voted!!
I had soooo much fun with this Rapunzel Pumpkin Tower!!
I initially wanted to do a Cinderella Carriage Pumpkin. I was hoping when I went on Pinterest I wouldnâ€™t find much however, the Cinderella Pumpkin was sooooooooooooo overdoneâ€¦ So I decided to go with Rapunzel and lo and behold â€“ ZERO Pinterest projects. Yeah I had a winner!
So, where to startâ€¦ The roof. I thought I had a great idea to hot glue pumpkin seeds on to this old tin man hat I bought for my hubby a few years ago that he refused to wear. Great idea right like a shingle roof??? Yeah, well 3 hours later, 348 hot glued pumpkin seeds using 15 glue sticks she was finally done!
After the roof was done I cut out the windows on the pumpkin and sprayed the whole thing with silver metallic spray paint.
The shutters are actually really thin Balsa Wood that I got from Hobby Lobby.
Unfortunately, two days after the project was done the pumpkin was full of mold!! If you decide to make a Rapunzel Pumpkin Tower, make sure you use a styrofoam pumpkin you can pick up at Michaelâ€™s or Hobby Lobby.