How to Make a Halloween Jack-O'-Stack

Add some personality to your entry and welcome trick-or-treaters with a silly stack of jack-o'-lantern faces. All it takes is a few faux pumpkins, basic craft supplies and a little imagination.

Stacked Faux Pumpkins With Felt Faces on Front Porch

Pumpkin Totem Pole

Add felt faces to stacked faux pumpkins for a friendly front porch decoration to welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests to your home. Learn how to make your own.

Materials Needed:

  • 3 faux pumpkins
  • spool of 3/8" wide black craft ribbon
  • black acrylic craft paint
  • white acrylic craft paint
  • small craft paintbrush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • pumpkin-carving tool or sharp knife

Select Pumpkins

Select three similarly shaped faux pumpkins.

How to Make Jack-O-Totem Step 1

Gather Faux Pumpkins Step 1

Select three similarly shaped faux pumpkins. Add a nice color contrast to your decoration by selecting pumpkins of different shades.

Cut Hole

Use a sharp knife or pumpkin-carving knife to cut a hole in the bottom of the first pumpkin. Make sure the hole is big enough for the stem of the second pumpkin to fit into. Repeat this step on the bottom of the second pumpkin.

How to Make Jack-O-Totem Step 1

Carving the Jack-O-Totem Step 1

Use a sharp knife or pumpkin-carving knife to cut a hole in the bottom of the first pumpkin. Make sure the hole is big enough for the stem of the second pumpkin to fit into. Repeat this step on the bottom of the second pumpkin.

Adhere Ribbon

Cut random lengths of craft ribbon and hot glue them to each of the pumpkins to form mouths.

How to Make Jack-O-Totem Step 3

Adding Black Ribbon to Pumpkin Step 3

Cut random lengths of craft ribbon and hot glue them to each of the pumpkins to form mouths.

Paint Eyes

Paint eyes on each of the pumpkins using a small paintbrush and some black and white acrylic paint.

How to Make Jack-O-Totem Step 4

Painting the Eyes on Pumpkin Step 4

Paint eyes on each of the pumpkins using a small paintbrush and some black and white acrylic paint.

Hot Glue Pumpkins

Use hot glue to attach the first pumpkin to the second and the second pumpkin to the third.

How to Make Jack-O-Totem Step 5

Applying Glue to Pumpkin Step 5

Use hot glue to attach the first pumpkin to the second and the second pumpkin to the third. This creates the totem effect with the faux pumpkins.

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