Friday, September 26, 2014

Longer Lasting Pumpkins with this Craft

Pumpkin Craft

To get the most bang for your buck when it comes to pumpkins, it's best to not carve them, because that will cause them to rote quicker.  Although, sometimes a good old fashioned pumpkin carving is just what we need to create beautiful memories.  However, if you are looking for a few other ways to make pretty pumpkins on the cheap with very little effort, this post may be just what you are looking for.

To create the above designs there are a few options.  The first is to pick up an application sticker set that is made for many different crafts. (I found mine on clearance for super cheap at Michael's).  

The second option is to use a simple black sharpie marker.  If you choose the second option them you will need to create a design on paper and poke through the paper onto the pumpkin just like you would a carving design.  But, instead of cutting the design out, you just mark on top of the pokes with the black (or purple, blue, green, etc...) sharpie.  {You can use black eye liner, acrylic paint with a small paint brush instead of the sharpie, but I found the sharpie is easiest to control.}

If you were able to find the pre-designed craft stickers, just simply apply in the design you want.  I used one made of black jewels for a dark, antique type look.  The big and the small round pumpkins have the black jewel stickers, that were pre designed.

The small pumpkin with the swirls made of dots was done with a black sharpie.

A third option, is to use acrylic paint (or sharpie) to write words on the pumpkins.

The great thing about being able to keep the pumpkins longer is, having the chance to redo the designs as often as you want (or have time) for different parties or themes.  The important thing is to have fun!

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