Last Updated 9/23/21

Pumpkins

Pumpkin Crafts, Ideas for carving and painting pumpkins, Clipart and SVGs and MORE 

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I seen on my FB feed an idea of taking a pumpkin and writing on it something that you are grateful or thankful for everyday from now til Halloween. Obviously the author of the post AND ME think the world would be a better place if we were thankful/grateful more then just on Thanksgiving. I kind of took that idea and ran with it in a crafty way. "It's The Great-Ful Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" Show gratitude even if you get ROCKS !!!

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I started with a Dollar Tree foam pumpkin, painted it to tone down the color. (Why are they in your face orange ?)

Charlie Brown is a pill bottle I glued 1/2 a styrofoam sphere to the top, so when I place the Sheet (Felt) over him it would be rounded. I glue felt to the bottle and added Gnome Shoes (See The Sock Gnome Page) You don't need the shoes !! I then just glue white felt over him for the sheet and added some black felt dots

The sign is a DT chalkboard I wrote on with a paint pen. The rocks were from when I went Trick or Treating last year :D

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It's the Great-Ful Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Pumpkin Boxes

Pumpkin Box Free SVG File and Instructions Top cut 1w: 2.903h: 3.177 Side cut 2w: 2.919h: 4.209 Bottom cut 1w: 2.061h: 2.334 Front/back cut 2w: 3.654h: 3.540 Leaves cut 1w: 3.189h: 3.697 Steam cut 1w: 1.533h: 2.013
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  • Pumpkin Box SVG File

  • Pumpkin Box Instructions PDF File

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These cute Pumpkin Boxes are great party favors, Halloween decorations or for your special little Tricksters.

DT Paper Clip Holder Pumpkin

This one is quick, easy and really cute

 

  • Paint 2 Dollar Tree Paper Clip Holders orange

  • Tie then together with twine or wire, so they will open

  • Add accents, (stem, leaves, twine)

  • Add a Electric Candle (You can accent too)

Dollar Tree Paper Clip Holder Pumpkin
Dollar Tree Paper Clip Holder Pumpkin

Buffalo Plaid Wooden Pumpkin

The wooden pumpkin I found at Dollar Tree, I sanded off the glitter and painted it with white chalk paint.

The Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin is vinyl I cut on the Cricut. SVG available here. I added a bow and embellishishments

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Crafts

Light Up Burlap Pumpkin

Burlap Light Up Pumpkin
This was a Dollar Tree find.
Originally is was a somewhat tacky light up foam pumpkin covered in orange glitter. I painted it with a burlap colored paint so the orange would not show through AND it sealed the glitter so it wasn't EVERYWHERE. Then I simply glued burlap to it and added some twine, green burlap leaves and floral tape covered wire.

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Twine Jute Pumpkin

Twine/Jute Pumpkin

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Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric Pumpkins

Yarn Pumpkins
Pool Noodle
Pool Noodle

Slice a small wedge from a 4"-5" slice of a pool noodle

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Wrap with Jute/Twine
Wrap with Jute/Twine

Wrap with Jute, Twine, Rope. Keep in mind the sturdier your twine the better it will hold up

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Place a wire through the center
Place a wire through the center

This twine was pretty thick so I wrap it around 25 times. Place a wire through the center of the pool noodle

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Tie Off
Tie Off

Bring the wire up through the slice you cut and tie off the twine as tight as you can

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Slide the Twine off the Pool Noodle
Slide the Twine off the Pool Noodle

Slide the Twine off the pool noodle

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Make 5 of These
Make 5 of These

Repeat 4 more times for a total of 5

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Glue Together
Glue Together

Use a glue gun to glue the 5 pieces together to form a circle.

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Glue the circle closed
Glue the circle closed

Glue the circle closed

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Decorate
Decorate

Add a stick/cork something for a stem. I used burlap for leaves but silk flower leaves would work also

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Step by Step Instructions

Yarn Pumpkins

Not all my crafts turn out exactly how I want them to. I tried the pool noodle technique with yarn it was a FLOP. The yarn was not stiff enough to hold up.

Floppy Yarn Pumpkin
Floppy Yarn Pumpkin

Floppy Yarn Pumpkin

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Cut a styrofoam ball at about the 3/4 spot
Cut a styrofoam ball at about the 3/4 spot

Cut a styrofoam ball at about the 3/4 spot

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Place on the Floppy Yarn
Place on the Floppy Yarn

Place on the Floppy Yarn

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Bring the yarn up
Bring the yarn up

Bring the yarn up and glue to the bottom of the styro foam. so the yarn is tight around the sphere

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Fisnish the bottom with black felt
Fisnish the bottom with black felt

I used apiece of black felt to not only finish off the bottom but it helped to secure the yarn the glue did not hold.

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Flip over and Decorate
Flip over and Decorate

Flip the Pumpkin over and add a stem and leaves

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How I fixed it

Plaid Fabric Pumpkin

For this one I just sewed a running stitch around a circular piece of fabric. Placed polyfill on top of it,  pulled it tight and tied it off.

These were made with a styrofoam ball and pieces of fabric. I will try to get Step by Step Instructions soon

Glass Jar Pumpkin

Glass Jar Pumpkin

Simply paint a glass jar or mason jar orange, (I use spaghetti sauce jars a lot) paint the lid green and add some decorations

Pumpkin Candle Holders Wine Glasses

Glass Pumpkin Candle Holders

Simply paint a glass wine glasses and decorate

Wood Cube Pumpkin

Wooden Cube Pumpkin

Pumpkin SVG and PNG Files

Pumpkin Everything FREE SVG and PNG Files
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Carving

Carved Pumpkin Face

Basic Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkins Carved Clean Through

Cutting holes all the way through a pumpkin's skin.

Carved Face

Pumpkin Face Pattern
Creepy Pumpkin

Add some narrow cuts all the way through and your pumpkin can be more Creepy

Fiery Pumpkin
Fiery Pumpkin Pattern

Fiery Pumpkin

Click on Patterns for Free PDF Files

Transferring an Image on to a Pumpkin

Transfer Image on a Pumpkin
Pinned Pattern On Pumpkin

Pin your image onto the pumpkin. Cut slits in the pattern paper to allow it to curve with the shape of the pumpkin. Place the pins on the part of the pattern you will be cutting out. 

Poke Holes Following Pattern

Use a pumpkin poking tool, nail, toothpick. etc. to poke small holes through the paper, tracing the lines of the pattern.

Remove the image when finished and dust some baby powder or cornstarch over the area so the holes will be more apparent.

Dust Pumpkin With Powder
Patterned Pumpkin Transferred Image

Wipe Off Excess and your now ready to start carving

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Flaming Pumpkin

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Flames Clipart
Flames Clipart
Flames Clipart

Turn Up The Heat

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Flames Clipart
Flaming Pumpkin
Flaming Pumpkin Insert Toilet Paper Roll In

Place a roll of toilet paper inside your pumpkin. . Soak it with kerosene, throw in a match and STAND BACK !!!!
Adult Assistance Required but the Kids Love this. We set it on a concrete driveway up away from the trick or treaters and placed a piece of plywood underneath it so it wouldn't singe the concrete. Burns for a couple of hours.

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Flames Clipart

More Pumpkins Carved  Clean Through

Using the same basic techniques your possibilities are endless

Upside Down Bat Pumpkin
Bat Pumpkin Pattern

Hanging Bat Pumpkin

Keep in mind when drawing or picking out your pattern that you need enough spots attached to the pumpkin so it's still secure. In the case of this bat. The wings and the ears are not carved all the way around, otherwise your just going to have a circle when you are done

Cherish Teddies Teddy Bear Pumpkin
Cherished Teddies Pumpkin Pattern

Cherished Teddies
Teddy Bear Pumpkin

Tinkerbell Pumpkin

Tinkerbell Pumpkin

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Fairy dust holes were done with a drill

Vampire Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
Vampire Mickey Mouse Pattern

Vampire Mickey Mouse Pumpkin

Frankenstein Painted Pumpkin
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Pumpkins Without

CARVING

Dollar Tree Witch Pumpkin

Painted Pumpkins

Partially Carved

Pumpkins

Gooey Pumpkin Monster

Gooey Pumpkin Monster
I cut the lid off the pumpkin and added felt facial features. I glued them to pipe cleaners and poked them in the "goo."

Milk Jug Pumpkin

Milk Jug Pumpkin
This one is super easy. Simply cut a mouth out of a mug jug, paint it orange and add eyes and teeth. The stem is a toilet paper roll with some green pipe cleaners and a couple of felt leaves

 Carving Without

A Pumpkin

Pumpkin Layering

Rather than cutting holes all the way through a pumpkin's skin, some people remove layers of the skin to create designs. The deeper you carve the lighter the effect. Just take off the "skin" and it will be darker in those areas. 

Pumpkin Layering

HINT: When possible leave the pieces that are cut clean through in place until after you've done your layering. This will give the pumpkin more security while you are layering.

Cat Pumpkin Pattern
Cat Pumpkin

Cat Pumpkin

Lantern Pumpkins

Lantern Pumpkins

Kids Portrait Pumpkin
Kids Portrait

With Practice and PATIENCE you can transfer and carve any image

Light Em Up

Waterproof LED Light

I found this at Five Below. So many uses, safely light up your pumpkins, no flames and brighter then your electronic candles.

Submersible Craft Light

Transforms a Simple Milk Jug into a

Ghost .... Pumpkin  .... Monster

Halloween Milk Jug Ghost
Halloween Orange Milk Jug Pumpkin
Halloween Milk Jug Monster

AND it is totally SUBMERSIBLE.
Even after Halloween,

this is a crafter's, party planner's must have.

The potentials are endless

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