Halloween Ideas

How to Make a Silhouette Pumpkin

Bring sophistication to your Halloween decor by embellishing a pumpkin with a trendy black-and-white silhouette.

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Materials Needed:

  • medium to large pumpkin
  • white copy paper
  • computer and printer
  • stick pins
  • black acrylic paint
  • small flat-edge craft paintbrush
  • small-tipped detail paintbrush
  • spool of black lace, beads or other textural fabric trim
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors

Find the Flat Side

Rotate the pumpkin until you find the flattest side. It will be easier to paint the silhouette on a smooth flat side than a bumpy one.

Print Silhouette

Use a computer and printer to print out a solid black silhouette of someone's face. You can use a family member's profile or simply search for silhouettes online. Tip: Make sure to measure the flat side of the pumpkin before you print so you'll know how large to print the silhouette.

Cut Out Silhouette

Use scissors to cut out the silhouette (Image 1), then temporarily attach it to the pumpkin with stick pins (Image 2).

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