Caper842
Dec 11, 2018

Pumpkin trophy

8 comments

Does anyone know where you can buy a giant pumpkin trophy? We would like to get one that is awarded to the winner of our weigh off every year. The kind you get your name and date inscribed and the winner takes it home for the year until someone beats them.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Dec 12, 2018

Go to your local place that sells trophies. Ask them if they know a wood carver in the area that can carve a small pumpkin to replace the ornament on the top &/or on the sides of the trophy. You could also just try getting a local carver to carve a nice wooden pumpkin (about 12" in diameter) that can be set it up on a base that would be big enough to hold all the winner's names from the past & present.

Pumpkin Shepherd
Dec 16, 2018

You could also replace the ornament on top of any trophy with a blown glass pumpkin such as this https://kitras.ca/collections/tabletop/products/round-pumpkin We use a large one of these on its own with an engraved emblem as the first place trophy at my local weigh off but you could easily add one to the top of a perennial trophy if you are looking for something different.

Caper842
Dec 16, 2018

I like that. I think it is nicer than the traditional gold or silver trophy tops

Caper842
Dec 16, 2018

 

 

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Dec 17, 2018

The glass ones are very nice. We have one of the large round ones from Erin Fair. It's our favorite pumpkin trophy. You just need to be a bit more careful with them, as they are very fragile.

Caper842
Jan 12

Do you have a picture of the trophy? Trying to get some ideas.

Pumpkin Shepherd
Jan 12

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Whiz
Dec 23, 2018

I made a glass one similar to the picture above this summer. Did it at a glass blowing shop in Ottawa. Pretty fun experience. It started with raw glass and lots of heat. Ended with a really cool pumpkin. Glass ones would make a great trophy.

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