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 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!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

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  1. 1

    Josie says

    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!

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    Stacey M says

    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! :)

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    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.

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    Terry O says

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

  5. 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 ;-)

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    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.

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    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 =)

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    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. ;-)

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    Tawna says

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

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    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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    Nicole Herrera says

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

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    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.

  13. 51

    Ana says

    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!

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      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!

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