©StephieMcCarthy

Cinderella Pumpkin Coach

Magical transportation, from Halloween into the Celtic New Year
… It's an acorn squash with garlic bulb wheels!

©StephieMcCarthy

Our first attempt. We'd love to make one every year.

©StephieMcCarthy

We love how it looks with a candle burning inside.
A bit of fancy metal work inside the squash
covers the window opening
making the candlelight extra magical.

This was our inspiration from BHG …

BHG

Here's the detailed diagram of how BHG did the under-carriage,
a very complex design using dowels, a drill, criss-crossing wire,
and drawer pulls.

©StephieMcCarthy

We simply used some trimmed wooden chopsticks
which pushed quite easily into the garlic bulbs.

©StephieMcCarthy

Our wire was thick and made of copper which also
pushed easily into the bulbs, so we could simplify, as you can see.

Bits and pieces like a sugarbowl lid, rhinestone buttons attached
with straightened paperclips pushed straight into the squash,
a small brass frame from a purse latch, earrings for hubcaps
(which we attached with hot glue … )

©StephieMcCarthy

The most time consuming part was cutting open the top
scooping out the seeds and making an opening for the brass frame.

We used a hammer and tapped on a screwdriver to cut the openings.

©StephieMcCarthy

A little more copper wire and metallic beads is pushed
right through the squash to look like a carriage shaft.

©StephieMcCarthy

Ready for flight into a brand new year!

– Shop with Sweet Home Stephie McCarthy –

Shop Stephie McCarthy shop Stephie McCarthy shop Stephie McCarthy

cards

©StephieMcCarthy

Artist
© Stephie McCarthy

home décor

©StephieMcCarthy

Artist
© Stephie McCarthy