For the Vintage Halloween Swap, I created Padraig Pum’kin to add a bit o’ eerie music to my partner’s Halloween experience.
His head is a party favor plastic pumpkin squashed a bit using a heat gun, then covered in tissue paper mache. I cut out his eyes and mouth and used lots of paint…of course. His body is a paper thread cone, painted. He has wire arms, a felt jacket and a kilt made from a Spoonflower sample square…careful planning and cutting applied, it was only 8 x 8!
The bagpipe use toothpicks, beads, and ingenuity. And his tam conceals a head stuffed with amber film and a little led light so he can play thro’ the night.
I miss him, but I don’t miss the bagpipe at 2 am!