The hot weather in Florida, even in October, is not carved pumpkin friendly, so I am always putting a new twist on our decorations. Today I am sharing how to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins for Halloween. A quick and easy project featuring Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Dual Brush Pens, and one of my favorites – the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker! This is a great project to complete with the kiddos in just an afternoon. Let your creativity go to make the scariest, kookiest, or pretties monsters! I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Halloween Edition – Day Two!
The Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins a Halloween DIY
This week I am co-hosting Creative Crafts – Halloween Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring Halloween craft projects each day this week from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back each day this week to see what we create for Halloween!
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Here's what you need to make Spooky Cute Monster Pumpkins:
- Pumpkins – either real or faux
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
- Card Stock – 110 lb. White
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Cricut Bright Pad
- Plain Paper
- Pencil and Eraser
- FREE Printable No-Carve Monster Pumpkin Features – download below ⇓
Here's how to create Fun and Colorful Pumpkins for Halloween:
Sketch out some monstrous features on plain paper with MONO Drawing Pencil 3H grade. This harder lead will allow you to sketch easily without a lot of erasing needed since your lines will be lighter. I love drawing all of the features independently and then mixing and matching later. If you don't want to sketch your own, you can download my FREE PRINTABLE NO-CARVE MONSTER PUMPKIN FEATURES below ⇓
Ink in all of the sketches with the bullet tip of Dual Brush Pen N15.
Next, I used my Cricut Bright Pad to trace all of my monster features onto heavyweight 110 lb. cardstock with the bullet and fine tip of the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker. I love to draw a double sketchy line when using the fine tip of the MONOTWIN to create added interest. The Cricut Bright Pad is my go-to for all my hand-drawn and hand-lettered printable files – plus it's great for weeding vinyl!
Pick your favorite colors and dig in! I used the Dual Brush Pens to give my monster features the added POP of color that they needed!
I used some unconventional color combinations of Dual Brush Pens for my quick and easy no-carve monster pumpkins, which I just LOVE!
Next, cut out all monster features. This is the FUN part – mix and match the features to create the perfectly creepy, cute or funny monster!
Using Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, roll to apply then swipe to the side for a clean application. Mix and match the Monster facial features to make your own unique creations!
No-Carve Monster Pumpkins are Super Quick!
I hope you will use my how-to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Halloween decor. Get creative with the kiddos and have some FUN!
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – Halloween Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!
First up is my co-host Meg with Makeable Crafts and her Cute Halloween Rolling Pin Decorations with a black and white theme. So classic and those ribbon bows are to die for!
Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing is my second co-host and has created No-Sew Pumpkins with Fairfield World Quilt Batting. Make all three of these gorgeous gourds in just 15 minutes!
My third co-host is Laura from Me and My Inklings sharing an adorable Scrap Fabric Pumpkin Banner that is super quick and easy to create. Love those calico fabric pumpkins!
Blanca with Creativities Galore is sharing a tutorial making Halloween Candy Pockets which are quick and easy. Scale these pockets up or down to create all types of gift holders!
Erin blogs over at Erin Reed Makes and she has created Dollar Store Etched Halloween Glassware for some classy home decor. Those are some cute ghouls!
Ginger with Ginger Snap Crafts creates the cutest candy gifts with tags, so check out her Halloween Neighbor Gift with free file to either print or cut on your Cricut. She has a TON of inspiration in this post!
Shani is making Easy Halloween Shrinky Dinks over on her blog Sunshine and Munchkins. I agree with her that the simplest craft projects are the ones that capture the kiddos interest the most!
Susan with SB Artist has created some spooky cute Halloween Cookie Cutter Ornaments by decorating them with ribbons. Fabulous idea!
Creative Crafts Halloween – Day Two!
Remember, today is just day two! Here is the link to Creative Crafts Halloween Edition Day One and stop back by each day this week for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired! Create my project the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins with the kiddos this Halloween season!
Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year, so I have a ton of fun ideas and projects. Check out my DIY Mason Jar Witch project that can be used as a candy jar, or a lantern!
Thanks for stopping by!