Saturday, October 15, 2016

No Carve Decorative Pumpkin Tutorial

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I love decorating with pumpkins in the Fall; I use them everywhere!  If carving pumpkins is too messy for you, I  have an option for a no carve pumpkin. This can be customized for a fall theme or Halloween.  You can also use this on a real pumpkin, or a fake one, if you want it to last even longer! This pumpkin can be used for a table centerpiece, outdoor decor, or as part of a decorating party! The best thing is that this project only took about 15 minutes to make with my Cricut Explore Air!

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut

Make sure you start with a clean, dry pumpkin.  I measured the approximate size of the area where I wanted the letters to go so I could size them in the Cricut design space.

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut

Supplies: (aff links)

Cricut Explore Air
Cricut cutting mat
Colored vinyl

Open the Design Space software and start a new project.  Select the font you want to use.  I kept it simple and used Showcard Gothic font in 2" tall letters on Black vinyl.  But, there are a ton of fonts to choose from, especially if you have Cricut Access.

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut

Set the dial on your machine to "Vinyl," press the green "C." and watch your Cricut go to work!

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut

Carefully weed the letters off the mat and apply them to the pumpkin.  I placed a strip of painters tape on the pumpkin to help keep my letters straight.

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut

This was so easy, I will be making a saying for Halloween too! I was thinking either "Trick or Treat" or "Boo!"  See how it looks with the rest of the Fall decor on my front porch!

Make a decorative No-Carve pumpkin using your Cricut


4 comments:

  1. This is a really cute "take" on the traditional carved pumpkin for Halloween. But, this one can go right through November, too. Nice tutorial, too.

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    1. Thank you Mimi! I like having a fun pumpkin, but do not like the mess!

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  2. Yes, I like that this can be used past Halloween!

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    1. Yes, and I can also customize it for Halloween!

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