Halloween Ideas

How to Make a Lettered Pumpkin

Give a humble pumpkin sophisticated style by painting it to resemble an antique European grain sack.

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Materials Needed:

  • Lumina pumpkin or artificial white pumpkin
  • navy blue acrylic paint
  • no. 2 liner brush
  • painter's tape
  • computer with Word processor
  • printer
  • printer paper
  • graphite transfer paper
  • mechanical pencil
  • scissors

Tape Stripes

Clean and dry pumpkin. Apply painter's tape horizontally around pumpkin's equator. It doesn't need to be perfectly level or centered.

Paint Stripes

Using a no. 2 liner brush, paint a thin stripe above and below taped line. Remove tape and allow paint to dry.

Design and Print Lettering

Design text using Word processor and print (Blackadder ITC was used in this project). Cut out text and cut piece of transfer paper to same size.

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