I LOVE Halloween. Sure, it’s hard not to feel good about a holiday devoted to costumes, pumpkins and excessive amounts of candy, but I’ve been plotting my oh-so-sinister Halloween party over on Pinterest for weeks now. I can already taste the candy corn and roasted pumpkin seeds!
But as much as I’m gaga over the spooky season, I like to keep my decorations less Nightmare on Elm Street and more harvest-inspired, for two reasons: I can put fun fall decor up as soon as the first chilly nights hit and leave it up through Thanksgiving. I’m starting this autumn’s display with this uber-chic silhouette pumpkin.
Not only is this guy easy to make, its white-and-black color scheme will add interest to my typical fall vignette of yellow-orange pumpkins, speckled squash and mini hay bales. Here’s how to make your own.
Search for your pumpkin. A white pumpkin with one flat, blemish-free side is what you need. Choose one that’s big or small — you can size the silhouette accordingly.
Find a silhouette. Trace a family member’s profile or simply search for silhouettes online.
Trace the edges. Cut out the silhouette and attach it to the pumpkin with stick pins. Trace around the edges with a pencil.
Start painting! Remove the pins and silhouette, then fill in the lines with black paint. Finish with the ribbon border of your choice.
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