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DIY Typography Pumpkins by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day

by Grace Bonney

DIY Typography Pumpkin by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day for Design*Sponge
I saw these pretty grey pumpkins at the market and had to bring them home. It is decorative gourd season, after all. We have been experimenting with sign-painting at our house lately so I was inspired to make a typography-inspired pumpkin. I was going for a little more sophisticated look than a classic orange pumpkin. Enjoy! –Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day

Click here for the full how-to after the jump!


-Large grey pumpkins
-Letter templates
-X-Acto knife
-Black paint
-Paint brush


Step 1: Print out a letter of your favorite font.


Step 2: Cut out letter shape with exacto knife to create a template.


Step 3: Hold template up to pumpkin and trace outline (we even taped the template directly onto the pumpkin for the more intricate letters like the ‘F’).


Step 4: With black paint, trace the outline of the letter.



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