Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monogram Pumpkin Place Card Tutorial

This monogram pumpkin served as a place card and then as a small gift for the guests of our table at the Elegance of Fall Event.  They were super easy and extremely affordable at only $2 a pop. AND... I live in the South, so as you might imagine, they were a huge hit!!

I couldn't find any all white pumpkins that I liked so I bought the bronze version at Michael's and just applied a coat of ivory spray paint.  I had the stem taped off but decided I hated it bronze so I took a Silver Sharpie Paint Pen and went over the stem. 

Once this is done you are ready to get started on your monogram.  I just made a simple monogram for everyone in Word. It took me a minute to get the size right for my pumpkin but once it is done you just have to plug each persons in and print. 

1.  Print each monogram and cut it down to a manageable size rectangle.

2. Using a pencil trace and color in each monogram ON THE BACK OF THE PAPER.  You should be able to see right through your paper without anything special but if not tape it to a window and the light coming through will help.
Partially filled in ON THE BACK of your image using a pencil

3. Tape it to your pumpkin and using a blunt edge (I used my Sharpie with the lid on for this) go over your entire monogram applying gentle pressure.  When you remove the paper your should have an image of the monogram.
Tape or just hold it on for this step.  Just DO NOT let it slip!
The transfered monogram
4.  Using a Sharpie or paint pen (I used a Silver Sharpie Paint Pen) trace and fill in your lines.  (This is the point at which you will be glad you used a simple monogram!)
All done!

5.  It dries fast.  I suppose you could put a clear coat of sealer on top but mine have held up just fine.

Done. Now you have your duel purpose craft of the day! Place card and a take home gift for your guests all in one with plenty of time left to browse Pinterest!


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