Fairy Pumpkin Village

Fairy Pumpkin Village

Don’t you just love making memories for children?  My husband is always telling me stories of the things he and his cousins did as children. I’m in awe of their innocence and the fun little adventures they had.  Huck Finn and  Tom Sawyer had nothing on those boys!  I want to make the little memories of our children, just as magical.  One of my most favorite traditions in the Fall, is our Fairy Pumpkin Village.  The children are always enthralled with it.

My Pumpkin Patch

 

I saw a picture in a magazine of the pumpkin village, forever ago.  I kept the picture for years and when we started having our Pumpkin Patch Party, I had to make one.

It’s easy, especially if you recruit your husband to help… 😉   You can make it as small or large as you like.  Begin by cleaning out your pumpkins and cutting the top out as you would a jack O lantern. I used 3:   2 medium and 1 large pumpkin.

Carving pumpkins

Doll house fixtures are perfect to use in the village. I bought a door and two windows, a chandelier and candelabra and the lights beside the front door that really work!  I found miniature rabbits and tables to go inside,  and of course…the main attraction:  a fairy Christmas tree ornament.

Fairy village

Little pots of flowers, boxwood leaves, vines and glass marbles and various little candles made up the landscape. It can be as ornate or plain as you like. I found little pots and things around the house to use with greenery and candles… It changes each year….

fairy village close up

 

fairy pumpkin inside

Mine was featured on the front page of our newspaper one year….in color and above the fold!  After the party, I place it  beside my front door, so all the little trick or treaters can see it!  I don’t know who gets the most pleasure ~ the children who see it for the first time or the parents watching their children’s faces.

fairy village admirer

So this year, instead of just making a plain ol’ Jack O lantern…why not put some magic in your Halloween with a Fairy Pumpkin Village!  And when you do,  you’ll be making some special memories your little trick o treaters will always remember!    Happy Fall Y’all!

the pumpkin fairy land

 

 

Comments

  1. Love it.

  2. It’s lovely to see the traditions of other countries. I love pumpkin, I use a variety called Jaradale as roast pumpkin and pumpkin soup.

  3. You know, I’ve never thought of using pumpkins in such a manner, but it works!! Love it.

  4. Those are beautiful! I might try my hand at one. I love the little tree doors, this reminds me of those but with more detail. Thank you for sharing.

  5. How wonderful! These will definitely be good memories!

  6. What a cute idea! I would never have thought of the dollhouse stuff, but that’s brilliant! So glad I found you at the Favorite Things Blog Hop. 🙂

  7. What a beautiful Blog – thanks for sharing =0)

  8. That is gorgeous! My kids would absolutely love a fairy pumpkin village. We may just head over to the pumpkin patch today.

  9. That’s so neat! I’ve never seen anything like it. Your party looks like a lot of fun too. Thanks for linking up at The Blogging Bunch’s Saturday Showoff linky party!

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