Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monogrammed Pumpkins...


Last year I bought a couple of those fake pumpkins at the craft store...


I pulled them out and set one on my mantel the other day.
But I decided to spruce them up a little bit.

First, I drew out a sketch of what I wanted to put on my pumpkin...
just to get an idea:


Then I copied it as best as I could onto my pumpkin
[in pencil]
With a permanent marker, I carefully traced the letter,
making the lines thicker in certain places:


I used a small dish to make the circle around the letter:


And then also made it bolder with a permanent marker:


Then I added little "twigs" and "vines" to embellish the circle:


I like it,
But I kind of wish that I had made the whole monogram smaller...
Fortunately, I have two!
I think I may use this one for the walkway and make another one with a smaller monogram for my mantel.

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29 comments:

hiyaluv said...

Mandy! I love it! So cute:) What will you think of next? I can't wait to see what you will have up your sleeve for Thanksgiving and Christmas! :)gina

Cassie said...

What great project, Mandy! I've always wanted to buy one of these, because carving them gives me hives (yes, I'm allergic). Great idea ;D

Kristy@MyPretties said...

I love the monogram. I need to add this to my list!

Lulu said...

Very cute and clever! Looks easy enough for me! Great idea.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

LOVE THIS! You are great and this looks like something I can actually pull off (maybe)

The Creative Chickadee said...

Love it!! I've seen these around the internet but yours looks really easy. Now all I need is pumpkin.
Kelly

ps: saw you on CSI

Oh, My Darling said...

Pumpkins are the best!!! Love that this doesn't involve any carving, and that it will last forever!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Love it! The "E" is so perfect!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

That's too cute! I've been wanting to make a monogram pumpkin family. :) They have really cute ones at Hobby Lobby, but I knew I could make them cheaper. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

this is so cute! I love the idea of a monogramed pumpkin. I might have to carve one!

Amber said...

Very Cute I think I have one of those in my stash somewhere.

Jenni Wells said...

so cute and simple! it's a much better idea then buying one that is going to rot before the holiday is even here

Ms. Emily Ann said...

So creative! I love this idea!

Allison said...

Very cute! You could always just flip it around and use the other side as well.
I love these pumpkins. I use them to make my glitter pumpkins.

Mrs. Patrick said...

LOVE it!

Melissa Stewart said...

Love this!! Making one this weekend~~!!

Fallan said...

Oh I love this! Simple too! I have a couple fake pumpkins that could use some sprucing up. Thanks for the idea!
Saw this on the CSI Project =)

Kimberly said...

ok. you want me to believe that you did this freehand? Come on. Get outta here.

I'd try it, but my hands shake like an old ladies.

:)

Katie said...

WOW--amazing job stenciling this free hand!!!

Jessica Hills said...

This is super cute. I totally want to do it now. Thanks for linking to FTF!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

This looks so great. I can't believe it's "free-handed"! Most of us would need . . . vinyl, stencils, etc. Thanks for showing what's possible with a little bravery!

Warmly, Michelle

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

This is so cute! I'm so glad you didn't use a cricut! I always find cute monogrammed crafts and then see that it was cricuted which not everyone has (yours truly). :)

I'd love for you to link my Flaunt it Friday party if you'd like to show it off some more.

jessica said...

love the monogram.
it looks really great.

Carolina said...

So beautiful... I love classy pumpkins, makes me think of Cinderella...

I linked to this project over at Pumpkin Week:
http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/search?updated-max=2010-10-03T18%3A00%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7

Jones974 said...

It's very cute!

caycee said...

Love this! I love anything with a monogram!

Lei said...

Very elegant!

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