Popping in today to share a pretty $10 DIY Monogrammed Pumpkin...
The materials needed for this project are so simple: a large white faux pumpkin (from Michaels or Hobby Lobby), a pencil and some black Sharpie pens...that's it!!
A steady hand and a little artistic ability won't hurt either :)
The first step is to roughly sketch the font/style of letter you want on a piece of paper- this helped me get the sizing I needed and was good practice. You can google all types of monogram fonts and styles to help get ideas.
Step two is to lightly sketch in pencil the letter on the pumpkin...this is a little harder because of the ridges and indentations, but very possible!
SIDE NOTE: The finish on my pumpkin and the eraser I used were luckily very compatible for LOTS of erasing...I may have erased more than I sketched, but finally got the look I wanted!
Next, I traced my sketched letter with a black Sharpie pen.
After the first tracing, I went back and added more detail to the letter- thicker areas and thinner areas, just like in my sketch for a more detailed and interesting monogram.
This step is also great for correcting any "imperfections" in the drawing!!!
Finally, when I felt like the black ink was dry enough I went back and did a final erasing of all pencil marks that were still visible.
I am so pleased with the final result! This project was a bit risky because of working with the black permanant ink of the Sharpie markers, but I am so glad I did it!
The monogrammed pumpkin is a great addition to our entry table for fall.
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