Sharpie Pumpkins!

Cutesy dutesy fall activities, here we come! I love doing any and all crafts that correspond with the seasons/holidays, but carving pumpkins is not my forte. I've tried my hand at carving pumpkins many times, but it never goes quite the way I planned! So, this year, I decided to try my hand at some sharpie pumpkins instead of the traditional carving - and boy am I glad I did. I am so happy with the way it turned out! 


What You'll Need:

  • Sharpies: It's best to get multiple + a variety of different sized sharpies. 
  • Medium Pumpkin (Or whatever size your heart desires!)
  • Old Nail Polish (especially sparkly ones!) 
  • Printed Design - optional
  • Vis A Vis or Dry Erase Marker - optional

To pick my design, I browsed through some fall-themed handlettering and calligraphy. Some of my favorites: {Happy Fall}, {Hello Fall}. You can pretty much choose whatever design you'd like! Similar to what you'd do for pumpkin carving, you can print out a design, trace it with a vis-a-vis or dry erase marker (these are erasable if you make a mistake!) and then go over your design with your sharpies! I decided to try my design free hand instead of using a traced design.  

I recommend having multiple sharpies of each size because the sharpies start to dry out a little when coloring in the design. When they start to dry out, throw them in a cup upside down and use your other sharpies while you wait!


Last (and my favorite) step: adding the nail polish! I've hoarded about a million bottles of nail polish at this point and at least a quarter of them are goopy and difficult to use - but they're perfect for adding pretty accents to pumpkins! I used a gold polish to paint the entire pumpkin stem and parts of the lettering to add a nice sparkly touch!


Overall - I'm incredibly happy with the way my pumpkin turned out! So much so that I think I might be done with carving for good! Except I'll definitely miss munching on the pumpkin seeds while carving :) What are your favorite fall crafts? Have you tried sharpie pumpkins? I'd love to hear what you thought of them!