Monday

DIY Monogram Pumpkin

I'm back with another pumpkin post.  If there are two things I love, it's fall and monograms.  So today I'm combing those two loves and creating a monogrammed pumpkin.  This is so easy to do and you probably already have most of these items already.  

Start out by downloading the Monogram KK font from Dafont.com, it's free!  You can use any font you want, I just like this one.

Once you download your font, open up Word or Pages depending on what type of computer you have.  I have a MAC so I did this in pages.  I made my middle letter size 600 and the two other letters are size 475.



Then, flip it.  I just chose "flip horizontally" from the arrange menu.  Everything should be backwards.  Print it out.


Then you'll need:

*a pumpkin
*water
*a foam paint brush
*tape
*a sharpie
*puffy paint
*glitter

Take the piece of paper with your monogram on it and tape it to the pumpkin with the ink side facing the pumpkin.  It should be facing the right way now.


Lightly go over the portions where the lettering is with a paint brush and water.


  While the paper is still damp, quickly use the cap of the Sharpie to transfer the ink to the pumpkin.  You want to be careful not to tear the paper.  I tore it in a few spots so it's ok if you do.  You can also rewet it if you need to.


If I had been a little more tedious with the above step, I probably would have gotten a little bit better of a transfer.  No worries though, I just filled in the missing areas with a pen to give me an outline to follow.  I printed out an extra monogram template to use as a guide and then just eyeballed it.


Now, you can trace over everything with a paint pen, sharpie, regular paint, etc.  I chose to use some puffy paint, I mean dimensional fabric paint. :)    


I needed a major hand massage when I was done tediously filling in the design, but it was worth it.  I tried smoothing out some of the areas with a toothpick, but that really didn't help.  So I had an idea... 


Add glitter!  I was a little nervous that I might mess something up, but it made everything look so much better.  Glitter does that.

I shook most of it off and let it full dry before I brushed off the rest of the excess glitter.





I wish I could have found a white, or even gray, pumpkin to do this with.  How pretty would that be with the gold?  I guess I could always do another one...

29 comments:

Unknown said...

OMG you are killing me with your gold glitter. I have to finally get my hands on some! Looks so awesome with the monogram.

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm totally behind with the fall decor.

Unknown said...

so pretty Bethany!

Unknown said...

WOW. that is awesome!!! the gold glitter is over the top crazy good!

Unknown said...

Now THAT is my kind of pumpkin!

Unknown said...

I am so happy you decided to add the glitter! It looks SO good! I'm wondering the same thing as Caitlin...what type of glitter is that?!? It looks unique!

Unknown said...

I love this, Bethany. Really pretty and elegant. And, yes, glitter does make everything better...how could you doubt that?? ;)

Unknown said...

Lovely! And the process could be adapted for so many great designs. Thank you!

Unknown said...

SO many smart ideas here! I love the transfer method, thanks for the tip on the monogram font, and your pumpkin is absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Such a glam pumpkin! I love it.

Unknown said...

I was wondering how you did this when I saw it on Insta. I love it!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Thanks Jennifer! I've been hooked on finding new fonts lately!

Unknown said...

Thank you! I've been trying to think up some new projects I could use this process for, lots of possibilities for sure!

Unknown said...

Thank you Jennifer! I know, there's no going wrong when glitter is involved! ;)

Unknown said...

Thanks, me too! It's Martha Stewart tinsel glitter. It's small little strands instead of the usual little specks of glitter.

Unknown said...

You can never go wrong with monograms! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Caitlin! It's Martha Stewart tinsel glitter. It's little strands instead of the regular dots so it adds a little more texture.

Unknown said...

Thank you Cassie! I'm glad I added the glitter, it definitely helped the end result!

Unknown said...

Thanks Cheryl!

Unknown said...

haha, I'm kind of obsessed with it lately!

Unknown said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Can I tell you how much I love this??? Seriously so pretty and chic! I personally think life is way better with glitter in it so of course, I love your choice to fancy it all up! ;)

Unknown said...

LOVE!! Monogram and gold glitter= FAB!!

Unknown said...

How did you get your letters touchig?

Unknown said...

I have a mac so I did it in pages. I created a text box for the center letter and then a text box for each of the letters on either side. Then I just moved them to where they were slightly overlapping. If you have a PC, publisher should work too.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Janae! It's one of my favorite comobs :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing!!! I love it!!!!

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