How To Make a Silhouette Pumpkin

How To Make a Silhouette Pumpkin



How to Make a Silhouette Pumpkin

I’m so excited.

(a sentence which should totally end with an exclamation point….but I’m saving them for next week)

And if I weren’t rationing exclamation points….the sentence would look a little something like this….

I’m so excited!

(way better)

I’m participating in a fall home tour next week hosted by my incredible, amazing, brilliant friend Laura.

16 bloggers are joining with Better Homes and Gardens for a little fall inspiration!

(one more exclamation  point for the road)


I’ve been wreath-making and bow-tying and painting and gluing and fluffing and decorating.

And I was supposed to wait until next week for the big tour reveal.

But I couldn’t.

I just had to share.

But shhhh….keep it under your hat.

This whole pumpkin project is just between you…me…..

….and a few exclamation points!!!!


How to Make a Silhouette Pumpkin


white pumpkin

black craft paint


profile picture


Step 1:  Print out profile picture

Print the picture out on the computer.

Set the computer to print out a full page.

Cut out the picture.


Step 2:  Tape picture to the pumpkin

This step is totally self-explanatory.

I just wanted to show you the picture because that tape looked so cute.

You don’t have to use cute tape for the project….but it definitely helps.


Step 3:  Trace the silhouette

Take a pencil and trace the cut out silhouette.

Try to make sure and include as many little details as you can when you trace.


Step 4:  Trace outline with a Sharpie

This is the step that makes all the difference.

This is the step that transforms you into the Leonardo da Vinci of the pumpkin painting world.

The Sharpie gives you such a clean edge that the silhouette looks completely professional.


Step 5:  Paint the rest of the pumpkin

As we say in the art world….it’s all downhill from here.

Just fill in the outline with black acrylic paint.


Here’s my pumpkins all in a row.

And this is just the tip of the fall decorating iceberg.

My silhouettes and hay bales and burlap pumpkins and monogrammed acorns and mercury glass and barn doors and farmer’s market signs and corn husks and acorn squash will meet you here next week.

See you then.

And can you bring a few exclamation points…..

….just in case I run out. :)


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