Autumn is a wonderful time, generously endowing usan abundance of their colors before the onset of cold weather. And the biggest present of this time of the year are different vegetables and fruits, which, in addition to eating, can be used as a starting material for making various items of decor of your interior. In this article we will talk about pumpkin. In addition to its useful properties, it has an excellent color and a thick layer of peel, due to which crafts and go not only very beautiful, but also durable. What can you create from this fruit and how to extend the life of the finished product? Let's see below. How to choose and dry the pumpkin Often for work choose a decorative pumpkin. Although it is possible to use an ordinary pumpkin fruit of small size. After choosing the right one, check it for integrity and no rotten spots. Wash the pumpkin and wipe it with alcohol. If your plans do not include storing a handicraft from a pumpkin for a long time, then it is enough to dry it in a simple way. Cut off the neck, remove the seeds, the flesh and stick a large amount of paper inside it, which will absorb all the moisture. Replace the paper until it stops filling with moisture. If you want to make an object that you will serve for a long time, then you should make a lot more effort. The process of long drying takes about six months. To at the end of the designated period not to remain disappointed, take a few copies for security. Remove the washed and rubbed liquor from the pumpkin alcohol in a room that is regularly ventilated and not exposed to sunlight. All fruits should not touch each other. Daily during the whole period check the pumpkin to see in time, if any of them begins to rot. Tips for making a variety of items from a pumpkin:
- if the pumpkin has been dried completely, then before you remove the seeds, pour the water inside and rinse it;
- if you want to transfer patterns to the pumpkin, thenit is better to depict them in the beginning on paper, glue it to the fruit with the help of an adhesive tape and pierce the pattern along the contour, applying an awl. So that the pattern does not disappear, chop the pumpkin with charcoal;
- if you want to use paint in your work, it's better to choose the acrylic ones;
- Do not cover the finished product with varnish. the pumpkin should "breathe";
- start cutting the picture from the center.
Start creating crafts from pumpkins you need toSomething simple, suppose candles. To do this, you need to dry the pumpkin in a lighter and faster way. Fasten the wick on the bottom of a small pumpkin and fill it with wax (you can aromatic). To get a candlestick, you need to perform the same actions as when making a candle. Only as a result of work, instead of a wick and wax inside, you need to place a small candle. Basket of pumpkins can be wonderfuldecoration of the autumn table. Make it very simple. Dissolve the pumpkin in the form of a basket, carving out unnecessary parts. Take out all the seeds and dry it. The handle and sides of the basket can be decorated with carved patterns. Positive pumpkin in the form of a cute little creature verylike your child. And if you do it together, then there will be no limit to childish delight. Just paint the selected fruit in the color you want and decorate the face. And for experienced craftsmen will be enoughit is interesting to cut out a work of art from a pumpkin. To create all kinds of patterns and ornaments, empty the inside of the pumpkin and work only with its outer part. And to give the drawing a greater originality can be done with the help of paints. That's how you can create the most incredible and original crafts made of pumpkin. Immerse yourself in creativity, stock up in inspiration and you will succeed.