First let me preface this was not my idea. It actually was a reader of mine. One of my readers named Judy came on my facebook page and asked me if she could use the farmhouse cow stencil on a pumpkin. My answer was, I don’t know. I said perhaps if the pumpkin was large enough, but it may be tricky because of the grooves in pumpkins.
Well, that answer did not sit well with me. I should know if the stencil would work on a pumpkin. So with that said, I gave it a go today.
Today, I am sharing a farmhouse pumpkin centerpiece idea.
It was definitly a little tricky. The key was to use the spray adhesive to be sure it stayed in place. I wasn’t able to do the bottom part of my stencil because the letters were too small and they wouldn’t turn out well. The pumpkin is medium size.
First thing I did was use my pumpkin carver specifically used on faux pumpkins.
You can read all about how to carve a faux pumpkin here. I have used this tool a few times now and it works great. It’s a little intimidating but you get the hang of it pretty quick.
I carved out the top first.
Then as mentioned I sprayed the back of my stencil with the craft adhesive spray. While I was stenciling I held it down the best I could in places. Overall it turned out pretty well.
I had the other little pine cone/branch stencil on hand and I decided to add a little extra.
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