How to make Sharpie pumpkin designs that fit right in with your Halloween decor.
Are you looking for a creative way to spruce up your pumpkin this Halloween season that doesn't involve carving? Sharpie pumpkin designs are a fun and easy way to make any pumpkin stand out from the crowd. Not only are they a unique way to jazz up your front porch or interior, but they also don't require any special tools or skills.
With just a few Sharpie markers, you can make a design that is both spooky and stunning. Discover tips on how you can use a Sharpie marker to create the perfect pumpkin canvas, as well as creative design ideas to get you started. Whether you are an experienced artist or novice doodler, grab your permanent markers and get ready to be inspired!
Supplies for Sharpie Pumpkins
If you want to embellish your different designs, these black and white faux pumpkins are really fun to complete with the stems and floral on top. But if you only want to design the Sharpie portion, any simple pumpkin will do.
- Carvable pumpkin (carving optional) or check out other stores like a Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target or a local craft store
- Floral foam (optional)
- Black Sharpie
- Black and white floral stems (optional)
How to Make Black and White Sharpie Halloween Pumpkins
If you plan on creating the topper, follow the instructions below! It is best if you use a white pumpkin, but applying a layer of white paint first to an orange pumpkin may also work.
Cut Out Pumpkin Top
I prefer to use fake pumpkins instead of a real pumpkin for this DIY project. Use a small paring knife to cut out the top of the pumpkin. Make sure that your craft pumpkins are made from a material that you can carve. After you have the top removed, stuff it with a foam block that is cut down to size.
Pick Out a Mud Cloth Pattern
For this creative pumpkin, you'll want to first pick out a pattern. A great way to get some ideas flowing is to simply Google mud cloth patterns and find a favorite pattern that you love. Then, try drawing out the pattern on a piece of paper to see what looks the best.
Start Drawing Your Pumpkin Design
Once you have picked your pattern it is time to start drawing! The best part about mod cloth patterns is that they don't have to be perfect. That's the beauty of them. Pull out your black marker and start drawing. I drew each design in-between the pumpkins indents. It is an easy way to make sure things are centered.
Continue doing this all the way around your pumpkin until the designs match up! If your design is off at the end you can incorporate dots to finish it off. At this point, you can proceed to add your floral top or leave the design as is.
If you don't love the idea of a mud cloth pattern design, change it up and add a saying, draw a different pattern and shapes or draw another spooky silhouette with pumpkin faces. The options are limitless when it comes to using a Sharpie.
You can also go with a different color theme instead of black and white. Want more of a fall color palette? Opt for orange or brown and use similar colored foliage for your pumpkin topper.
Add Floral Topper
Your final step is to add your floral topper to the pumpkin. You will want to use black and white stems, flowers or branches to achieve this look. Begin with a prominent focal feature like the black flowers, pressing them down into the foam.
Then, slowly incorporate additional stems and start to fill in around all sides of your flowers. I used a selection of leafed branches, plain stems and even some white berries. Use a large variety so you have elements of texture and dimension.
Make sure you press all of your stems far enough into the foam that they don't fall out. You can also use hot glue if needed. You will also want to add just enough stems that your pumpkin opening is hidden, particularly the foam block.
And there you have a gorgeous black and white sharpie pumpkin design to style for Halloween! To see how you can achieve this look with succulents and fall florals, look here.
How to Decorate With Sharpie Pumpkins
These small pumpkins are the perfect solution to adding a little bit of pumpkin spice around your home. Here are a few options for how you can style these pumpkins:
- Use it as part of a tablescape centerpiece on your dining table
- Put on display on a side table, coffee table or entryway table
- Stack in a tiered tray for part of your home decor
- Decorate several - even bigger sizes - and pile up on your front porch steps
- Fill mini pumpkins inside of a decorative lantern and place outside your front door or on a porch
- Add as filler decor on your fireplace mantel
Try out some of these creative and sophisticated sharpie pumpkin designs that will help you take your pumpkin carving up a notch. Whether you choose minimalist designs, motifs, or go all out with more intricate designs, sharpie pumpkin designs offer a range of options for making the most of your jack-o'-lantern.
Don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild and make some magic with a sharpie and a pumpkin this Halloween. Take the plunge and create a unique, memorable pumpkin design that will impress your family and friends this Halloween season.
Looking for more decor ideas for this time of year? Check out these posts to help you:
- Cheap DIY outdoor fall decor ideas for your front porch
- 5 tips to create a beautiful fall tablescape
- Free printables for fall decorating
- Minimalist fall decor for your interior
- Simple black and white Halloween decor
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