Use adhesive craft vinyl to decorate faux pumpkins with a whimsical folk art design. Free cut file!
I’ve been obsessed with Mexican embroidery and Scandinavian folk art designs lately. I love the style so much that I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate it more into my life. Cue folk art pumpkins! I just had to give it a try.
And I love them so much.
And I have a free cut file so you can make them too.
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Folk Art Vinyl Pumpkin Tutorial
- Foam Craft Pumpkins
- Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
- Oracal 651 Matte Black and White Vinyl or Dark Blue vinyl (for the blue and white version)
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
Step 1: Download the free cut file from the bottom of this post. Open the design in Silhouette Studio. Resize the images to fit your pumpkins and copy and paste the correct number you’ll need to go all the way around your pumpkin. I used the natural vertical lines on the pumpkin to help me space them evenly.
Step 2: Cut the designs on your Silhouette machine. Then cut each flower piece apart and weed, weed, weed.
Step 3: Put a piece of transfer tape over the top of the design and peel it away from the blue backing paper. Carefully align the design straight up and down on your pumpkin, then press it into place. I found that it worked best to run my finger down the center of the design first, then slowly smooth the edges down over the curves. I also cut small snips in the transfer tape if I was having a hard time getting the vinyl to go around curves.
It’s a fun, easy and mess-free way to decorate pumpkins. I love how they turned out! In black and white, they look very “Day of the Dead”, but I had to try a blue and white version.
Totally different vibe! Now I’d say it looks more Scandinavian. And I can’t decide which version I like better!
The black and white read Halloween and the blue and white could be used throughout the fall season.
Either way, be sure to snag the cut file. It’s a cute one!
This post is part of a big vinyl pumpkin decorating blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the other amazing ideas from some of my favorite crafty blogging friends.
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