Among planning out halloween treats and costumes it is time to start decorating your pumpkins. I love how creative people get with carving into their pumpkins, and I have done that in the past but recently I enjoy finding ways to decorate pumpkins that don’t create weird mushy pumpkin shells after a couple of weeks. Last year I worked with Bethany of Soliloquy by Bethany to come up with all kinds of fun no-carve pumpkin ideas, you can see that post here.
This year I wanted to try out the string art techniques I have been seeing around the internet. Here is how I did it. You need a stencil, finishing nails or nails with smaller heads, a hammer, and string.
I used the stencil to get my pieces outlined on the pumpkin.
With the nails in the pumpkin it looks a little macabre. So I added the string, I used a natural colored string but you could use yarn or even something neon if you wanted.
Here it was almost done i added some glue to the ends of the strings to keep them in place. Once it was dry I trimmed the ends and started the hunt for where it would live out its new life as a jack-o-lantern.
I tried him outside but ultimately decided to bring him into my living room so I could enjoy walking past him for the rest of the month. If you decide to try your own pumpkin I would love to see how creative you guys can be!