- Five Trick or Treat Buckets
- 1 Witches Hat
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Plastic Grocery Bags
- Piece of Cardboard
- Rocks for Weight
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Prepping the Hat
- Cut a cardboard circle to fit inside the hat inner circumference. I also covered mine with a plastic bag to protect from the elements. Make sure the plastic is pulled firmly.
- Stuff (and pack them in) grocery store plastic bags. I used these because I figured they would hold up best in the outside weather.
- Hot Glue the cardboard disk inside the brim of the hat. I even put some glue on the crunched up bags to hold it firmly.
Stacking the Pumpkins
- Cut off the handles of the pumpkins.
- Put a rock(s) in the bottom (first) pumpkin for weight and support.
- Hot glue pumpkins in the desired pattern! I found it easiest to apply the glue to the bottom of the pumpkins. MAKE SURE to line the faces up straight if that the preferred look.
- Lastly glue the hat to the top of the last pumpkin!
- TA DA – Finished Product!
If the pumpkin totem pole will be outside in an open area, I suggest getting a piece of rebar from the local hardware store and drilling some holes in the very bottom pumpkin to go partially into the ground. Then holes in a few of the bottom pumpkins and stack them that way for support in the wind.
Easily add some white lights inside the pumpkins if using the rebar support and run them up through the holes for a lighted effect.
Feel free to add some extras the pumpkins! I had this Halloween scarf from the Dollar Tree and think it adds a nice touch!