Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Well, I think I know 😉 Yup.  It wasn’t crushed by the palace horses. Nope, Cinderella’s mice buddies, Jaq and Gus turned that pumpkin coach into their own secret little hideaway.

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

There’s a pint-sized table where they can enjoy a cuppa and small works of art that they make in their spare time.

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

Looks like they’re both wannabe artists like me 😉

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

I bet you’re wondering how they did it? Well, the good news is those little mice shared their pumpkin coach tutorial with us, so you can make one too. But, before we get there, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!

What you need

To make the pumpkin coach

  • A hollow plastic or concrete pumpkin
  • Craft Paint and moss
  • 4 Round objects for the wheels
  • 2 eye hooks
  • 2 skewers
  • Piece of hardboard

To make the pumpkin coach you'll need a hollow pumpkin and craft paints

For the interior of the pumpkin coach

The possibilities to turn something into a miniature of itself are endless, so what you put inside the pumpkin is entirely up to you. I used:

How to make Cinderella’s pumpkin coach

At first glance, Cinderella’s pumpkin coach may look a little intimidating but it’s actually pretty easy. I used one of our hollow concrete pumpkins for this one, but a cheap plastic pumpkin or the real thing will work too. Paint your hollow pumpkin to suit your decor. I turned this one into a rusty metallic version using black, silver, and burnt umber to age it a little.

Paint or decorate your hollow pumpkin to suit your fall decor

To add more texture and interest I glued on some gorgeous rusty-colored moss on the top.

Glue moss on the hollow pumpkin

And for the stalk I used a metal curtain filial.

For the stalk of the pumpkin I used a curtain finial

Once you cover that plastic thingy with more moss no one will even guess it’s there 😉

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

Adding the wheels to the pumpkin coach

The trick to turning a pumpkin into a coach are the wheels. Any round object can be used. Some suggestions include:

  • The bottom of soda cans
  • Toy car wheels
  • Tree branches cut into slices
  • Small little pumpkins or gourds
  • Or pretty metal adornments, which is what I used for this one. I just loved those curly bits.

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

Making the base, wheels and axles

It doesn’t matter whether you’re using plastic, concrete, or a real pumpkin to make Cinderella’s coach you’ll need a firm, solid base to rest the pumpkin on and keep the wheels up off the ground. The easiest solution I could come up with was to cut a piece of hardboard to fit neatly underneath the pumpkin. I used a hole saw to cut mine but a jigsaw will work too.

Cut a wooden base for the hollow pumpkin using a hole saw

To make the axles I used two eye hooks and some skewers.

For the axles you need eye hooks and skewers

Screw the two eye hooks on either side of the hardboard shape.

Screw the eye hooks into the wooden base

And then insert the skewers as shown below.

The add the axles to the base, insert the skewers through the eye hooks

The wheels can then be attached to the skewers. Since my wheels are metal, I first glued these plastic casing thingies onto the metal before sliding the wheels on.

If you're adding metal wheels, glue rubber stopper to the wheels before inserting the skewers. If you wheels are wood use a drill to make a hole

If you’re using branches or soda can bottom you can drill a hole for the skewer. Place your pumpkin on top of the hardboard and check that it’s stable, before gluing down.

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

And that’s all there is to it. Now you can decorate the inside of your pumpkin coach using whatever you like.

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts
Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts
Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

If you like the idea of turning a hollow pumpkin into Cinderella’s coach don’t forget to pin it for later.

Ever wondered what happened to Cinderella’s pumpkin coach after she and the Prince got married and lived happily ever after? Those little mice turned it into their secret hideaway and they shared the tutorial on how they did it with us. #FalldecorDIY #Pumpkincoach #ACraftyMix #PumpkinDecor #PumpkinCrafts

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 For the interior

Darice 9190-562 Timeless Miniatures, Wood Rocking Chair
Set of 4 Dollhouse Rugs, Miniature Doll House Accessory, 6x4 Carpets, Rectangle, Kids Toy Furniture Carpeting Decor
Maison de Poupées miniature meubles en bois pécan table et tabourets 6264

Or if you prefer to buy rather than DIY 😉

KI Store Glass Pumpkin with Lights Set of 3 Large LED Lighted Mercury Glass Pumpkins Lantern with Acrylic Stem for Thanksgiving Autumn Fall Harvest Battery Operated

And as always, here’s wishing you a beautiful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you so much for popping in for a visit.

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