Have you been trying to find the perfect front porch worthy pumpkin? In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to create a super cute decorative pumpkin in only 5 steps with high quality Tombow USA products! Hey, y’all!! It’ Lauren of Renmade Calligraphy back to share some fun crafty and lettery goodness with you! There is just something I love about the fall season and all of the decor. I love pumpkins the best! They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and are super fun to decorate. Check out the next 5 steps to see how to create a fun pumpkin that is perfect to set out on the porch or show off inside the home.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Pumpkin (I picked an artificial one up at my local craft store and chose white for a nice contract with the black lettering and design)
- Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker
- Tombow MONO Adhesive Dots
- Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs
- Black craft foil
- Burlap ribbon
1. LETTER THE PUMPKIN
Start by adding a fun fall phrase onto your pumpkin using a Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Letter it and then create faux calligraphy with the broad tip of the marker, making the downstrokes thicker.
2. ADD TOMBOW ADHESIVE DOTS TO CREATE POLKA DOT PATTERN
One of my favorite things about the Tombow MONO Adhesive Dots is that they are round and able to be used with foil… perfect for creating your own polka dot pattern! Simply peel off one of the plastic backings and scatter the dots around the lettering until the entire pumpkin is covered. Leave one plastic backing on during the placement..
3. APPLY FOIL TO THE TOMBOW ADHESIVE DOTS
Now apply foil to the Tombow MONO Adhesive Dots. Peel off the plastic backing and place the foil dull side down onto the adhesive. Lift and repeat until each dot is completely foiled.
4. APPLY TOMBOW XTREME ADHESIVE TABS TO THE TOP OF THE PUMPKIN
Place 3 to 5 Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs to the top of the pumpkin, above the lettering. Peel off the paper backing.
5. CREATE BOW AND PLACE AT THE TOP OF THE PUMPKIN
Tie a ribbon and then attach to the top of the pumpkin, pressing firmly onto the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs until the bow is secure.
POLKA DOTTED AND PORCH READY
And there you have it: a perfectly polka dotted pumpkin ready to add to your fall decor.