how to monogram a pumpkin + video

Ever carve a fabulous pumpkin or make an adorable pumpkin craft only to have the darn thing whither up on you?! I have! But not this year.

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores has Funkins! You know, the foam pumpkins that look so much like real pumpkins that you almost forget they’re not. Yep, those.

Well I wanted to monogram a pumpkin for my mantel, one that I could use year after year, so I gathered a few supplies with the help of my friends at JoAnn.

And guess what?! JoAnn wants to give a lucky reader a bit of holiday crafting help too! At the bottom of this post I’m giving away a $50 gift card to JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores to buy anything you like. {giddy}

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own monogrammed pumpkin just in time for your Thanksgiving guests arrival:

  • Funkin pumpkin from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Martha Stewart Crafts hole punch (mine has three sizes to choose from, I used the largest size)
  • Print out of your initial (I used Word and tested a few sizes on my pumpkin to see what worked best)
  • Tape
  • Optional – Martha Stewart Habanaro and Metallic Copper Craft Paint    

And here’s a little how to video tutorial showing how you how to make a monogrammed pumpkin and while you’re there, subscribe to my new youtube channel:

Giveaway ~ How to enter:

I’m using Rafflecopter for this giveaway.  To enter, you can either login to the widget below with your Facebook account or with your name and a valid e-mail address. Rafflecopter will draw a winner via random.org when the giveaway is over and the name will show at the top of the entry box. I’ll also send the winner a congrats note via the e-mail provided. Good luck!  

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    I would plan on buying christmas crafts for my family to make as a family and put up in our home for christmas after christmas’ to come! It will great memories for us!

  2. 2
    Theresa McDonald says:

    i would buy holiday crafts! :)

  3. 3

    If I won, I would buy fabric to try and make a kimono for my daughter’s Christmas play.

  4. 4

    If I won, I would definitely by the supplies I would need to make a photo box and some bases for the pictures in my blog. I keep putting that stuff off, but this would definitely give me the incentive to get it done.
    Thanks for the giveaway, Kim!
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  5. 5

    I’ve fallen in love with styrofoam and felt to make little round decorations (just made a turkey) and also Tulle wreaths… so I’d use it for styrofoam balls, felt and tulle! :)

  6. 6

    I would spend the gift card on yarn, lots and lots of yarn!

  7. 7

    Oh, I live at JoAnn’s! I’m working on our New Year’s Eve party, so of course I need lots of crafts for decor items. (FYI my FB identity is Dawn Goldson Smith)
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  8. 8

    Felt & sequins for handmade Christmas ornaments or fabric for my little man’s outfits!
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  9. 9

    If I won, I would buy foam, for a settee that I am recovering.

  10. 10

    I would buy fabric for quilting :)

  11. 11

    I need lots, glue sticks, felt, scrap booking paper I want to dabble in all crafts

  12. 12

    I would buy fabric to make my little girls crib bedding.

  13. 13

    I would buy craft organization supplies!!

  14. 14
    Adriane Miller says:

    I would buy Christmas fabric, so I could make Christmas blanket for my daughter.

  15. 15
    Shanna Uptergrove says:

    Fabric!! And Glitter and paints!

  16. 16
    Selena A. Balgos-Flores says:

    I’d buy holiday craft for my boys & i

  17. 17
    patricia brewster says:

    I would by more fabric to make no tie blankets.

  18. 18

    There are so many crafts I would be able to do!!!

  19. 19
    Jessica Mason says:

    I would buy some craft stuff for my kids & some yarn for myself. :)

  20. 20
    Susie Mellen says:

    That looks great, I need to make one for our family.

  21. 21

    I would get things to make christmas crafts!!

  22. 22
    Hannah Weiss says:

    If I win I would put it towards buying fabric for dining room windows. I have been wanting to make curtains for that room. It is the last room I need to do.

  23. 23

    I would buy felting supplies! Or, wait maybe beading supplies, or yarn… oh gosh, maybe a little bit of everything!?!? ;)

  24. 24

    Fabric to make my daughter doll’s clothes

  25. 25

    I LOVE Joann’s and a $50 gift card would be so sweet! I would probably use for cake decorating supplies but who knows, Christmas craft items would be sweet too!!!

  26. 26
    Rhiannon Metzger says:

    Id use the gc for scrapbooking supplies. Working on my twins 2nd year…they just turned three so trying to catch up ;-)

  27. 27
    Brooke Ross says:

    If I win, I’m sure I could find all kinds of crafty stuff I’d love to have, but I will probably give the card to my mom because she does so much for me and would appreciate it.

  28. 28

    I would buy supplies to make some more cupcake ornaments for my Christmas tree.
    Thank you!

  29. 29

    I’m making my son a Red Sox themed quilt for Christmas and $50 to JoAnn’s would be awesome!

  30. 30

    I’d buy fabric to make a new tree skirt!

  31. 31

    I would use the gift card to purchase more supplies for baking. Especially cookie cutters!

  32. 32

    I could use a new rotary cutter blade and I’d love some new rulers for quilting.

  33. 33

    I would buy supplies for my machine embroidery hobby!

  34. 34
    marissa samonte says:

    After seeing the video, I actually want to try to make the monogrammed pumpkin! Its cute! Hope I win =) good luck all =)

  35. 35

    Oh I could replenish my craft piles!

  36. 36

    I would buy some christmas gifts for my mom here!

  37. 37

    I would buy fabric to slip cover my sofa.

  38. 38
    Joan Barter says:

    items to make homemade christmas gifts

  39. 39

    Wreath supplies- a book one I need to make and maybe a Spring one!

  40. 40
    Jeannie Crownover says:

    I would buy fabric for my granddaughter an outfit—-love shopping at JoAnne’s for things for her! And thanks for having a way for us “NON-Facebook” readers to enter—really appreciate being included in the contest. ;-)

  41. 41

    Love this idea. Great for a Thanksgiving table . The gift card would be great to get some Christmas gifts too! Thanks.

  42. 42

    Would absolutely love to win the gc to JoAnn’s !
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  43. 43

    I would get cricut supplies for my holiday cards!

  44. 44

    Love it, Kim! I have those same paints and have been using them here and there. They’re a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win… and for keeping me in the loop!

    BTW, What do you use to record your video? I’m in the market. :)
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  45. 45
    Nicole Herrera says:

    My daughter’s birthday is in December & she loves doing anything crafty! I would definitely spend it on her:)

  46. 46
    Karen Ristau says:

    I think I go to Joann’s as much as I go to the grocery store! I would buy craft items for Christmas gifts and decorating my house. Thanks for the chance at the gift card.

  47. 47

    I would plan on buying some Wilton items to make holiday treats. Love making cakepops and decorated chocolate pretzels.

  48. 48

    I would buy some beginners crafts. Would love to be crafty but it just cost too much!

  49. 49

    Fabric!! Lots and lots of fabric!

  50. 50
    Carol Gordon says:

    I would buy supplies to work on my daughter’s scrapbook.

  51. 51

    Scrapbooking, definitely. Oh, wait, maybe I finally do that t-shirt project, or get Christmas decorations, or fleece for hats ad scarfs or… I’ll decide when I get there!

  52. 52
    Linda Levine says:

    Fabric for Barbie crafts

  53. 53

    Burlap to make a bag for Santa to leave gifts!

  54. 54

    Hey Kim! I was your taxicab partner in crime in Chicago ;) I keep bragging to friends and family that I shared a cab and breakfast with one of the conference speakers. SO thanks for upping my swag ;)
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    • 55

      Hey lady! I so remember and thank you for hanging out with me for two hours. It was lovely meeting you and having a chance to talk. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  55. 56

    Wow!!! It’s always wonderful to hear from you.
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