After going through the office after the hurricane, I came across a craft pumpkin I bought and forgot about (this happens way more than I’d like to admit). I pulled it out and decided to play with the Cricut and make a no carve pumpkin to put on our front porch.
No Carve Vinyl Pumpkin
What you’ll need:
- Craft pumpkin
- Black vinyl
- Transfer paper
First things first, create your design in Design Space. I went with a simple “W” in Argo font and “est. 2016” below it (similar to my coasters). Make sure to attach the 2 text files together so they’ll be in the right position when you’re ready to cut.
Put the vinyl on your mat and cut it with the Cricut! Watching it cut never gets old to me…
Once it’s cut, use the weeder to weed away the excess around the design.
Next, put some transfer paper on top of the design. Use the scraper to get any bubbles out and put the transfer paper on tightPeel away the backing (white part), making sure that the design stays on the transfer paper. Place it where you want on the pumpkin, and run your fingers over the design to get it to adhere to the pumpkin, especially in the grooves.
Slowly pull back the transfer paper, again making sure that the vinyl stays on the pumpkin. You’re done – Now put it out in all it’s glory!
I’m loving it on our front porch next to the Wilds planter that Liz & Blake gave us! Guess I need to get a real pumpkin and carve it soon…