Lettered Pumpkins

Welcome to the second day of the week long Pumpkin Parade! I’m posting along with A Swell Place to Dwell and Newly Woodwards. I’ve only spent one Halloween in the US and that was back when I was a kid, so needless to say I was very excited to be here this year and be a part of the Pumpkin Parade.


Of course, we’re still tool-less and material-less around here so I tried to keep things simple. A few pumpkins in varied sizes and colors, Sharpie paint pens in white, black, and gold, and some candies. I decided to write “Trick or treat” (word per pumpkin) and open up the “treat” pumpkin so that it holds the actual treats – well, candies.


I freehanded all the words so it was pretty easy to do, but you can always print them and trace them or pencil them beforehand. I used the oil-based Sharpie pens and you just need to be a bit careful and let them dry, otherwise you might get a few smudges.



After everything was dried up I used a knife to open up the treat pumpkin and create a lid. Then I emptied it completely, let it dry, and lined it with a plastic bag and a kitchen towel before filling it up with candies. 


That’s all there is to it! I hope you like the lettered pumpkins, and be sure to check out other’s Pumpkin Parade projects:

Monday (yesterday):
Shift Ctrl Art
Primitive & Proper
Decor and the Dog

Boxy Colonial
Wills Casa

Bliss at Home
Go Haus Go
Interiors By Kenz

Plus, you can share your own pumpkin project by participating in the link party on Friday!

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments.

34 thoughts on “Lettered Pumpkins

    1. Ainhoa Post author

      Oooh pumpkin picking sounds so fun! We’re thinking of going to Salem this weekend, but maybe we’ll wait until it’s closer to Halloween.

    1. Ainhoa Post author

      Thanks Kim! I had bought the sharpies to take back home with me so I decided to use them instead of paint.

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    1. Ainhoa Post author

      Yup that one is my favorite too. As soon as a I finished the letters I knew I didn’t want to fill them and just kept them traced.

    1. Ainhoa Post author

      I think I will! We’ve been invited to a Halloween party and I’ve already been warned that I’m not allowed in if I’m not in a costume… though I hate dressing up, lol.

  2. Anu

    Love the lettering on the pumpkins and that they’re all a little different. I write my boys’ ages with a sharpie on pumpkins to use for their yearly photos. It works so well!

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