Sunday, October 21, 2012
Fake Pumpkin How-To
I wanted to make a pumpkin that my husband I could use from year to year and be a staple in our decor. Solution: Fake Pumpkin.
Time: Dependent on Design
Fake Pumpkin (size at your discretion)
Sharpie Paint Pen (sold at major craft stores)
Simply place the design as a stencil and fill in. Easy Peasy!
To make a design stencil, you can go about this numerous ways. The easiest method, of course, would be to freehand your design. However, being a perfectionist, I like to have a guide. That being said you can either use a store-bought stencil or make one yourself. Whether you use a store-bought stencil or make your own, I recommend using a pencil to trace the design onto the surface. This will preserve your stencil and also make it easier to fill in the image.
To make your own design (as I did), use a word processing program to choose a font you like and construct design. Print your design on to card stock and using an X-acto knife, cut out the image. Voila! Stencil!
**TIP: I used the Sharpie Paint Pen instead of a regular Sharpie Permanent Marker for smoother application, longer lasting design and quality (it looks like a vinyl design).