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How to Hand Letter Pumpkins (With a Paint Pen!)

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Interested in a quick tutorial for hand lettering pumpkins for your fall decor? You don’t need special art skills for this easy hand lettering DIY!

I love quick and simple DIYs that don’t cost a lot to make.

I also love adding subtle, not over-the-top, decor to mark the changing of the seasons.

This hand lettered pumpkin is the best of both worlds! Best of all, you don’t need art skills at all to make one of your own.

hand lettered pumpkins

If you’ve never hand lettered before, be sure to check out this comprehensive post on how to hand letter!

Full DIY card is below!

In short, you’ll need some inexpensive craft pumpkins.

These are easily found at a craft store, or you can get a large bag of them here.

To make it easier to choose your pumpkins, look for ones that have the shallowest ridges.

A mostly even surface will help when it comes time to write on your pumpkins.

bag of pumpkins

Next, look for a paint pen that has a pointed tip (verses a chiseled tip).

I love this one because of the shimmery, shiny gold ink! It truly looks like gold foil once it’s dry!

pen for lettering

This step is optional, but highly recommended!

Use a pencil to sketch out your word or phrase (including embellishments!) on your pumpkin.

Some words to consider: home body, thankful, grateful, give thanks, hello fall, hello autumn, the “__” family, etc.

hand letter a pumpkin

Trace over your words with your pen, let dry fully, and that’s it!

Full how-to is below…

How to Hand Letter a Pumpkin

How to Hand Letter Pumpkins with a Paint Pen

grateful pumpkin

Interested in a quick tutorial for hand lettering pumpkins for your fall decor? You don't need special art skills for this easy hand lettering DIY!

Materials

Instructions

  1. Wipe down your pumpkins with a damp cloth to remove excess oil and dirt.
  2. Decide on your word or phrase, and use a pencil to sketch it out on your pumpkin.
  3. Don't forget to add embellishments, if desired!
  4. Using your paint pen, write over your pencil marks.
  5. Erase excess pencil marks once ink is fully dry.

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home body pumpkin

These make great gifts, and would also be a fun and easy craft to make and sell!

I love the subtle touch of autumn they add to my home!

Thanks so much for reading all about How to Hand Letter Pumpkins (With a Paint Pen!).

Have a lovely day!

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