Next I put the painted design down over another sheet of brown paper and cut an area large enough to have a few inches around the outside in case I needed the extra space.
Then I took it to the sewing machine and ran a stitch around the edges and left an opening big enough to get my hand in and stuff it.
After I got the stuffing situated I held the edges together and stitched it closed...just like making a pillow.
I trimmed up the excess along the outside edges, punched holes and inserted eyelets at the top where I wanted to put my wire hanger. I used what I had on hand for the wire. It was a piece of floral wire and not too heavy.
I used hot glue to keep the hanger in place and to seal any areas that moisture could get in.
Next I used a glue sealer and then sprayed with a poly coating.
I recommend placing pumpkins on a door that is covered by a porch or patio. Even though it is sealed it needs to be taken care of to protect it so you can get many years of use out of it.
I made the scarecrow pumpkin to give to my grandchildren. They make good door hangers for their rooms.