I have one more pumpkin project for you all! This one using vinyl and my Cricut Machine. When I purchased the paper mache pumpkins, I also bought this faux pumpkin from Michael’s. It’s been sitting in my basement waiting for me to figure out what I was going to do with it. Amy and I generally try to do projects that don’t require a lot of special equipment, so almost anyone can accomplish the same project, with their own twist of course. But this faux pumpkin was just screaming for vinyl!
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I have had a Cricut machine* for quite a few years now. I have a couple of Halloween cartridges and some left over vinyl that we used for a past project . So that’s the direction I decided to use on this easy DIY vinyl decal pumpkin project.
I started with the October 31st cartridge and cut out the haunted house at a size 5 with medium speed and medium pressure. My blade was on 6. My blade stayed on 6 and my pressure and speed also remained on medium for all the cutting I did. Next I cut the spider web and spider on size 3, gently placing each piece on the pumpkin just for placement purposes. (I did not press any of the pieces onto the pumpkin in case I wanted to rearrange them.) Then I cut the gate on size 4. But it was too big to put the whole fence on each side of the house. So I cut it into two sections omitting the middle of the fence and attached a piece of the fence to either side of the house. Then I used the Cricut cartridge Ornamental Iron 2* and cut out the word BOO. Once I had the placement of all my pieces just where I wanted them. I pressed down firmly to adhere the vinyl to the pumpkin.
If you have a Cricut, the options for decorating your pumpkin are only limited by the cartridges you have and your imagination. If you do this project, I would really love to see the designs you come up with! You can send us an email, or share a picture on our Facebook page!
Do you have a Cricut? You might enjoy this post where we share our secret for refreshing our Cricut mat and keeping it sticky! After 6 years it’s still working just as good as the day we bought it!
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