Saturday night is our 19th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party… I’ll tell you more about that later. But when the decorations were unpacked, a devastating discovery was made. Mice had gotten into one of the boxes and ate one of the family’s most beloved decorations… our Gourd Ghost Sculpture. I really find it hard to believe it could have been THAT tasty. I made the sculpture 25 years ago! But, alas, everyone of the little Ghosties was chewed on, leaving behind unrecognizable piles of gourd shell, and, little piles of, well, let’s just say little reminders that we had been visited by mice!
I was heartbroken. This would be the first Pumpkin Carving Party that we’d celebrate without the watchful eyes of our little friends. I knew that I really didn’t have time to remake the sculpture… what with the party 2 days away and out-of-town company coming. But, sentiment got the better of me. I told myself, if I went to our local craft stores, and could find actual dried gourds, not the Styrofoam type, I’d find time to make another sculpture. Well, at Michael’s I found some real, dried gourds. Granted, they had been painted, and true, they weren’t the shape of my old gourds, but I hadn’t qualified my personal pact, so, this afternoon, instead of the numerous other jobs I should be doing, I remade our Gourd Ghost Sculpture… and wrote up a tutorial to boot. So, if you’re still looking for more Halloween projects, and can store it away from mice in the off season, you might want to make your own sculpture. Directions for the Gourd Ghost Sculpture can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy!