No carve pumpkins are my favorite! (I used thumb tacks and Sharpies last year.) Not only is no carve easier, but the pumpkins last way longer! Or you can even use fake ones, which last forever. As for Halloween party ideas, these pumpkins could be used tons of ways: As outside or inside decor, centerpieces, or you could have a no carve pumpkin decorating contest and the let everyone make their own! It’s a BYOP kind of party, P= pumpkin! You could supply the decorating supplies and let everyone go to town!
And just for fun, can you guess which one of these pumpkins is real and which one is fake? (The orange one is real and the white one is fake!) And would you have guessed that the fun faces are made out of tape? Duck Tape to be exact! I’m just full of exciting surprises today! Oh and did I mention this project takes all of 10 minutes with your Cricut Explore machine?! I kind of love it.
What you need:
- Duck Tape Sheets<– Get them on Amazon for $4.09 a sheet or use a 40% off coupon on one sheet at Hobby Lobby!
- Cricut Explore machine
- Any kind of pumpkin
- Pumpkin face templates
As for pumpkin face templates, I just googled “free pumpkin face templates” and picked the 2 you see above! Then, I used this tutorial to upload the pumpkin face and skull images to my Cricut Explore. Once the image is uploaded, you can make it as big or small as you need to based on the size of your pumpkin. Also, not to waste your Duck Tape sheets, if you click the complete image, adn then hit the “contours” button in the layers screen. You can separate each of the pieces so that you can print them closer together! The purple shapes with the terquoise lines around it will be hidden, allowing you to freely move the one large eye around. Does that make sense?!
Once your image(s) are all set, just press the green “C” and this pops up. Here’s what you need to do now:
1. Change the “Select a material” to Duck Tape in the pull down menu
2. Change the dial on your machine to “Custom”
3. Put your sheet of Duck Tape on the sticky Cricut mat.
And then your machine magically cutes perfect pumpkin faces! I kind of love it, y’all! And you seriously just use your fingers to stick the faces on your pumpkins. Easiest pumpkin face ever!
Look how fun these guys are on my front porch! And since it’s just tape, I think I’m going to make another set of faces for the back of the pumpkins that way I have 4 pumpkin face options!
Are you planning on throwing a Halloween party this year? Any good tips? Did you guess the fake versus real pumpkin correctly? Are you a good pumpkin carver or would you rather do the no carve thing too? I’d love to hear…