To make this sweet candy display, I started by making a little clay pumpkin. Just roll a ball of orange clay, then flatten it slightly. Use a string or dental floss to form ridges, leaving the middle part free of ridges so you can paint the face easier. I then pressed the eraser end of a pencil into the clay for the eye sockets (not shown).I twisted up a piece of wire and inserted it for the stem. Then I cured the pumpkin in the oven according to directions on the package (I used Sculpey III.)
After it cooled, I used a white paint pen and a black Micron pen to add features.
I finished it off by painting the stem green and giving the whole thing a glossy finish with spray gloss lacquer after it dried. After letting the gloss dry, I hot glued the pumpkin to a felt flower (instructions for flower here).
Then I put a ribbon around a plain clear plastic cup (you could also use a glass jar), and glued the flower to the ribbon, being careful not to melt the cup. I added candy corn and these cute swirly lollipops from the dollar store. They are spin pops and had a label in the center that I couldn't remove, so I just cut paper that coordinated with the flower to cover them up.
Easy and fun!