If you love the hand lettered look, you’re going to love these hand letteerd pumpkins!!! I saw several hand lettering artists lettering on pumpkins recently and just knew I had to try it. They were so fun to make, I couldn’t stop making them. I made them for our front door and for a few friends. And, I have plans to make a few more with phrases like “Happy Fall” and “Thankful”, with gold paint, for Thanksgiving Our personalized pumpkin now lives by the front door until after Halloween.
I’ll have some hand lettered pumpkins available for personalizing at this week’s Market 301. If you’d like one, stop by this Friday, October 21, from 6-9pm at the Manchester Music Hall in Lexington. If you’re not local, you can make your own version of these pumpkins with just a few items.
DIY Hand Lettered Pumpkin
What you’ll need:
Chalk or Chalk Pencil
Oil based Paint Pens (I used Sharpie brand in both the fine & medium tip)
Faux Pumpkins (I used fake pumpkins from both Michaels & Target in the approximately 9″ size)
- Using pencil and paper sketch your design.
- After you have settled on a design, use your chalk or chalk pencil to draw the design on your pumpkin. Don’t use too much pressure when using the chalk on the pumpkin, so you don’t indent your pumpkin. Adjust the design until you’re happy with it.
- Trace over the chalk line with the oil based paint pen. Wait about 3 minutes.
- Using a paper towel, gently remove any chalk left on the pumpkin.
- Using the paint pen, color in any light spots or other spots that you’d like to make thicker.