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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vinyl Halloween Pumpkins

Hi again, this is Terri from http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/. I have another fun and simple project for you today. I bought these Styrofoam pumpkins last year at Michael's on clearance. (I paid $1.00 each for these pumpkins). The pumpkins are 9", 12", and 18" sizes.
 
I love fall, pumpkins, and Halloween so I used some Brown Cricut vinyl and cut some designs out to decorate the pumpkins.



If you have never worked w/ vinyl it is super easy.

Here is a few little tips for you: Do what is called a "Kiss Cut" - it is where you only cut the vinyl not the backing. To achieve this I used my expression and cut the vinyl at 3 on the pressure, 3 on the speed, and 3 on the blade depth. Vinyl cuts so nicely even small fin details cut out very nice. The second tip is for you to "weed" out the vinyl - that is just simply taking all the negative pieces out -I just use a pair of tweezers and works nicely. (Weeding out the pieces you don't want/need - ex. the windows on the house).

I used only 1 cartridge and that was Chic and Scary (Teresa Collins designed it).
Cut sizes Used: 
Witch w/ moon 5 1/2"
Spooky tree 5"
Spooky house 3"
Bats cut in different sizes: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" 1" and 1 1/2". (That is also another great thing about vinyl is cutting smaller pieces).
Bird 1 1/2"
Cats 2" each - one cut normal and other flipped

I then pealed the vinyl off the backing and adhered them to the pumpkins. (I used a baby wipe to clean the pumpkins of any dust first).
Vinyl is forgiving and you can lift and reposition it if you get a bubble in it. Just smooth it out.
 
Hope you enjoy!!!

 
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed by:
Terri Szymanski
Cricut Cartridges Used: Chic and Scary
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression
Project type: Home decor
Project theme: Halloween
Other Supplies Used: Styrofoam Pumpkins

14 comments:

  1. I love how you created a scene on each pumpkin. TFS Christine

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  2. Love these Halloween pumpkins! Thanks for the tips!!

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  3. These turned out very cute! I think that I may pick up some vinyl today and give this a try. Thanks for the tips on cutting the vinyl....

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  4. Fantastic pumpkins. I'll have to pick up some vinyl and give it a go

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  5. Love your pumpkins. You picked fantastic cuts!!! Vinyl is a great idea for pumpkins!

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  6. Great pumpkins. I really like that tree cut.

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  7. I love this idea. Your did a great job on these!

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  8. These are great! I'm not a huge fan of digging out pumpkin guts so this would be a great alternative!

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  9. I love putting vinyl on those types of pumpkins (less of a mess). And you did a fantastic job on yours!

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  10. Great way to recycle from year to year! This is also good for real pumpkins! That way you can eat the pumpkin later!

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  11. Thanks for the tips on vinyl, these look great!!!!

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