Annabel has been begging to carve pumpkins since the day I pulled out our Halloween decorations. I thought doing some string art on fake pumpkins might hold her over until it’s a little closer to pumpkin-carving time – plus decorating fake pumpkins lasts a lot longer!
Fake pumpkins (currently 60% off at Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Craft nails (I used trim nails)
I found the patterns we used for the pumpkins by googling, “Halloween Stencils.” There are tons of options out there! Then tape the stencils onto your pumpkins and push craft nails into the pumpkin following the outline of the shape, leaving about half of each nail sticking out.
There are four pumpkins in this picture.
Once you have outlined each stencil with nails, rip away the paper.
Tie one end of the embroidery floss onto a nail. Trim the excess string before you start wrapping the embroidery floss.
Start winding the embroidery floss around the nails! There’s no wrong way to do this.
Annabel and I liked wrapping the floss around the outline of the nails first, but you can do whatever floats your boat.
Annabel was surprisingly meticulous about stringing her pumpkin. I thought she might get frustrated by it, but she really wanted her pumpkin to look good. She did about half of her pumpkin before she asked me to finish it for her (but to be fair, hers required the most string by far).
The spider web was the easiest to do.
Annabel’s ghost makes me want to play Pac-Man.
Love how they turned out!
Let me know if you have questions. Have fun!