Cristina Crafts DIY Pumpkin Die-Oramas

Materials Needed:

  • Artificial (or foam craft) pumpkin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Moss
  • 1 piece of cardboard (or styrofoam board, to fit the inside bottom of pumpkin)
  • Exacto knife
  • Glue gun
  • Embellishments


  1. Pick the size of the pumpkin you'd like to work with.
  2. Cut an opening in the front of the pumpkin.
  3. Paint the inside of the pumpkin. (This will be your night background.)
  4. Cut your cardboard (or styrofoam board) to fit inside the bottom of the pumpkin. (You can use a hot glue gun on the pieces to secure them to the pumpkin.)
  5. Glue a thin layer of moss to your cardboard.
  6. Decide beforehand what kind of scene you'd like to make and find store-bought miniatures to fit the inside.
  7. Place your scene the way you want it and glue into place.
  8. Cut a hole in the back big enough to fit your light chord.
  9. You now have your finished Halloween diorama to proudly display.
  10. -You can cut smaller pieces to add higher and lower areas to the base. -Add small battery powered lights or battery pack lights to the inside. -Can also use Christmas lights. -Dioramas make great night-lights for the kids.

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