Make it Monday: DIY mumkins

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – You may have carved pumpkins this weekend for a Halloween decoration, so now we’ll show you how you can make a pumpkin last well into the fall season.

In this week’s Make It Monday we’re showing you how to make mumkins.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
– pumpkin
– mum
– knife
– ribbon
– hot glue gun

You can use a craft pumpkin that will last several years or if you’d prefer, you can use a real pumpkin.

Craft pumpkins come in all different colors and you can order them online or get them at a local craft store.

To start, take a knife and cut off the top of the pumpkin. We’ve found a serrated knife works best.

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You’re going to put the mum right in the pumpkin, so you want to cut holes in the bottom so it can drain when watered.

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To dress it up, add a bow! You can either make your own for get one for a few dollars at a local craft store.

Using your hot glue gun, put some ribbon around the pumpkin and then glue on the bow. Make sure to use a generous amount of hot glue, so it stays on tight, especially if you’re putting this outside.

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To finish, take your mum out of the plastic planter and put it inside the pumpkin turned mumkin!

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