If you follow me on Instagram and watch my #instastories, this post will come as no surprise to you! Carving pumpkins is super fun but VEEERY messy. This year I decided to avoid the mess by lettering our pumpkins instead!
It was a lot cleaner than carving and about 50 times less work. After sharing a couple of pictures, I asked my lovely followers via #insastories if they wanted to give it a try. Most were into it so here we are!
The templates below are meant to be printed out and traced on your pumpkin using a good ol’ ball point pen. This will leave a slight indent of the wording on your pumpkin. PRESS VERY HARD on the design with your pens! I had to do it twice to get it work. Next, you take a sharpie ( the industrial kind will give you more shine but any will do) or a Molotow marker and “letter’ over what you traced. That’s it! You’ve got yourself a lettered pumpkin! How easy is that?
Update: Just tried it and it worked! Press VERY HARD with the ball point pen OR use a number two pencil with a DULL tip. 🤗🤗🤗
Since it’s so late in the pumpkin season, I figured I should give you some non-Halloween options so you can keep your work of art around the house even after Tuesday. Ekk how is Halloween THIS Tuesday already? Intanity..
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tag me in any pumpkins you letter! I would LOOOOVE to see your works of art! Use the hashtag #ALittleTooCrafty and I’ll give you a shout-out in my stories! If you’re into the idea of DIYs, maybe we can do some centerpieces for Thanksgiving table next? Let me know your thoughts! I’ll post stories of me lettering the pumpkins so you can see this at work later today. What do ya think? Only down side I can see with lettering vs carving pumpkins is no toasted pumpkin seeds.. 🤗Happy crafting, my friends! Until next time..