Looking for great Halloween crafts? Well, here are some wonderful Halloween Pumpkin Stencils and fun ideas for using them in your decorations.
Well, it’s about that time. You know, for all the little ghosts and goblins to come out! And you better be ready.
Well, I have some great Halloween pumpkin stencils and ideas for you to create fun Halloween Crafts with stencils and a few free stencils too!
Plus, there's a fun video below with many project ideas.
This page details the steps to paint a pumpkin like those pictured here. How cute, right? And you won't miss all the mess of carving a real pumpkin.
Looking for creative designs for your pumpkin? Then go to Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils. However, if you just want a face check out these Free Jack O Lantern Stencils. But maybe all you want are Free Pumpkin Stencils for your other Halloween Crafts and art projects. No problem! This site is loaded with Freebies!
If you're a fan of recycle and "keep it simple" you'll love this idea. Paint a craft pumpkin which you can find at a craft store and you'll end up with a jack o lantern that will adorn your porch every October for years to come.
Painting Halloween pumpkin stencils onto a pumpkin is much less messy and safer when getting the kids involved. Not to mention that you can be a lot more creative with paint and Halloween pumpkin stencils.
Just a Quick Reminder: It may be Halloween but Christmas is on it's way so don't miss all the wonderful fun filled Christmas Crafts that we have prepared for you.
Pssst! Making your own Halloween costume? Check out these great Printable Halloween Masks and find the free witch's hat pattern.
Let's get started with our Halloween Pumpkin Stencils Feature Project:
(Hey, don’t just limit these instructions to the pumpkins you pick up at the farmer’s market either. I used this technique on gourds, too.)
For these instructions I'm using a craft pumpkin but the same process can apply to a real pumpkin.
Just a side note: don't miss these Free Pumpkin Stencils and the craft ideas that I share with you for using them. Now back to painting the pumpkin...
Once you have your pumpkin, it’s time to look for the right Halloween pumpkin stencils. There are many printable Halloween stencils available on the web. Do you want to paint a face with Jack O Lantern Stencils or maybe a Halloween Scene (like a black cat or a cemetery)? Just find one that suits you and print it out.
If your Halloween pumpkin stencils are not the right size for your pumpkin, you can always reduce or enlarge the image on a copy machine. That's one advantage to working with printable, downloadable stencils. Just hold the design in front of the pumpkin and eye it in. It’s best not to have a design the rolls too far over the top or bottom of your pumpkin.
OK! You’ve got your pattern and it’s the right size. Now, you’ll have to cut your pattern so that you can apply paint. Using a craft-knife cut out the openings on the stencil. Make sure your blade is sharp at all times. Dull blades may cause the paper stencil to tear. The goal is to cut along each line only once with a firm, smooth motion. With your free hand, hold the stencil firmly and rotate the stencil so that you are always cutting with your arm and wrist at a comfortable angle. When cutting past a thin bridge area carefully use a finger to hold down the paper. Be very careful!
If you like the stencil used on this white pumpkin, scroll down to print him for free. Of course he's just one of several that you can find at
Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils.
Now it’s time to tape the stencil to the pumpkin and apply paint. That’s much easier said than done because you have a flat square page that needs to be secured to a round object.
Here’s what I do. Line up your stencil so that the center of the design is even with the center of the pumpkin and put tape on each side. Then if you can, place another piece of tape at the top and the bottom. As you apply paint, you will need to use a finger to pull down the corners so that it flattens against the pumpkin.
For the white pumpkin (above) I was able to tape down the four sides and work my way out to each corner after starting in the center. But for the green gourd pictured below, the bottom was too rounded so I had to hold down with a finger as I moved around the corners.
It’s best to wait a couple of minutes before removing your Halloween pumpkin stencil when you've finished painting. The idea is to be able to get the paper away from the surface without smudging the paint. So, if you let the paint dry just a little it will be less likely to smear.
On the other hand, if the stencil remains in place for the paint to thoroughly dry, some of the paper along the edges will stick to the pumpkin.
When removing the stencil, hold down on one side and roll it away. This is the best way to keep the stencil from dragging across any wet paint.
Touch up any jagged lines with a thin paint brush. You will most likely also need to fill in the crevice areas of the pumpkin that didn’t receive paint.
By the way, don't miss these
Scary Pumpkin Stencils!
Wait! Don’t put away the paint brush and paints just yet. There is much more you can do with your Halloween pumpkin stencils. This is the part where you can get very creative. Since you are working with paint, there is no reason you can’t do a second color or even a few colors. Here are a few tips and hints to make your pumpkins really stand out.
Once you have completed a layer of black paint on your stencil, reattach the stencil just above the black areas and repaint with yellow. This creates a shadow effect like on the green gourd.
I used two colors on the green gourd. I hope you get the idea of what you can do with this technique.
So, you've tried painting pumpkins with stencils as a Halloween Crafts project but now you want to do something a little more traditional, right? Well, then check out our Pumpkin Carving Plan with step by step photos for you to follow along.
Don't like all the mess and fuss of carving a pumpkin? But feel the need to carve? Well, I've got a great solution for you. How about carving a craft pumpkin? Find out about the many advantages and what you need to do to complete this great Pumpkin Crafts project.
Below is a fun Halloween crafts book using stencils. This is only one of the many books that you can find in The Stencils Store where we have a large selection of downloadable stencils. Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!
Each book will come to you as a downloadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. No waiting on the mail man and no shipping fees. It's that easy!
All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.
If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.
Scary Halloween Masks
Create your own costume with these 4 fun masks - a Witch, a Skull, Frankenstein's Monster and a Black Cat.
This purchase is of a downloadable PDF file with 32 pages. All designs can be adjusted to fit. Instructions are included. Check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!
To get this Book in Print for just $19.95 click here:
If you'd rather get your
Stencil Pattern Books in Print (like these or the one pictured above) then visit our Printer's Book Shop for a large variety of stencil collections. These books are easy to follow and come with complete instructions. You'll find all of the stencil designs used as samples throughout this site.
Ready for some tasty treats made with Scary Halloween Cookie Stencils? Well, I tested many ways to do just that and now I present to you the best, easiest and least expensive way to make Halloween cookies with stencils. To get there click on the blue text or on the cookie picture.
Don't miss out on our great Free Halloween Stencils. We have six scary designs for you to print and did I mention - They're Free!
And what would Halloween be without a few
Free Pumpkin Stencils?
Want to make your own Halloween Mask this year? Well here's a cute Free Pirate Skull Mask Pattern Pirate Skull Mask Pattern for you. Enjoy!
There are so many ways to have fun with Halloween pumpkin stencils! I often think that making the decorations is the most fun part of any occasion and Halloween is no exception. I hope you get the most of the projects found on this page and create some funky or scary art.
P.S. Here's the stencil I promised you from our collection of Free Halloween Pumpkin Stencils.
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Now watch this fun video and you'll pick up on a few project ideas using these Halloween pumpkin stencils. Enjoy!
Here's a quick list of links to all of the Halloween Crafts!
Pumpkin Crafts - See how to carve a Craft Pumpkin for a no-mess forever Jack-O-Lantern.
Pumpkin Carving - Learn how to carve a Pumpkin with Stencils.
Cat Stencils for Pumpkin Carving - Free Stencils.
Cartoon Pumpkin Stencils
Free Halloween Stencils
Halloween Masks - Get some great tips for creating Halloween Masks and Costumes starting with Stencils.
Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils
Free Pumpkin Stencils
Halloween Cookie Stencils - And the Recipe too!
Halloween Crafts - Here you'll find the tid-bits on All the Halloween Crafts.
Halloween Pumpkin Stencils - And they're Free!
Jack O Lantern Stencils - More Free Stencils.
Printable Halloween Masks - Find a Free Printable Mask.
Printable Halloween Stencils
Pumpkin Patterns or Stencils
Pumpkin Stencils - Free Stencils and watch a video for ideas.
Scary Pumpkin Stencils - Free Scary Pumpkin Stencils.
Skull and Crossbones Stencil - You guessed it - It's Free!
I hope you enjoyed all of the Halloween Crafts that you found here. Come back soon for all of the
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