Pumpkin spice latte, boots, and cardigans are all classic fall staples but how can we forget about the cutest one, Mickey pumpkins! To me, fall doesn't start in the Disney parks until Mickey pumpkins make their appearance. Over the years this festive version of Mickey has become iconic and just like a cool breeze is a way to say, hello fall! So why not have this adorable face as part of your own home decor?
Making the Mickey pumpkin is an easy process. I decided to write this blog after the response I received when I shared mine on my Instagram account. As I write this he is 5 years old so I'll be sharing lots of links to the products I used since I no longer have the unused supplies.
To start, here is the link to the Mickey face template. This is key to getting that adorable face that just makes the cutest pumpkin!
The template fits perfectly on the 9inch round Ashland pumpkins from Michaels.
To get the ears the perfect size I recommend round small pumpkins that are at least 4 inches. Here is the link to the pumpkins I used, sadly you cannot order them separately online. In the photo, it is the orange one all the way to the left. If you have the link opened when you get to the store they will be able to help you find them with the item #.
Lastly, I recommend using orange glitter spray paint like this one from Krylon for two reasons. First, its glitter, and who doesn't love some extra sparkle? Second, it makes the different pumpkins cohesive and brings the entire Mickey pumpkin together!
Now to get to the creating! Cut out the Mickey face on the pumpkin, Use 2 skewers to attach the "ear" pumpkins. If you are feeling extra adventurous you can carve an opening on the bottom to fit an ELECTRIC candle so Mickey can glow at night! After everything is done give Mickey a full paint job and you are done!