These Woodland Creature No-Carve Pumpkins are the perfect way to dress up your pumpkins this fall. If you love pumpkins, but loathe carving them, this is the project for you!
Hooray for September 1st! I am so excited for fall this year. I think it has to do with the fact that we just moved to North Dakota and we’ve heard the fall colors here are beautiful. We’ve been living in Arizona the past three years and we’re so excited to experience four seasons again!
We can’t wait to start decorating our new home for fall and we’re going start with these cute Woodland Creature Pumpkins!
The inspiration for these pumpkins came from these Woodland Creature Cups we made last year. We loved them so much we thought we’d try our hand at making them again, only this time using pumpkins!
These darling little pumpkins are a great craft to get the kids involved with and the best part is, because they’re made using faux pumpkins, they can be enjoyed again year after year!
Have I told you how much I’m loving the whole faux pumpkin craze! No more tossing our beloved fall creations in the trash when they’re begin to wilt. The best part of about faux pumpkins is that you can reuse them again and again AND no carving! Yay! 🙂
Grey and Turquoise Craft Paint
Cardstock (grey and orange)
Felt (grey, orange, off-white, tan, black)
Hot glue gun
I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to recreate these pumpkins at home. Simply print out and use the templates provided (links included below) to cut out all the felt and paper pieces you’ll need. The templates are for the woodland creature craft cups so depending on what size of pumpkin you’re using you can use the “scale” feature within your printer options to increase or decrease the size of the printed templates. For these pumpkins I printed at 125 percent.
We love any kind of fox craft project so we of course had to start with a fox pumpkin!
Fox Pumpkin Instructions Step 1. Gather supplies – orange faux pumpkin, orange cardstock, sharpie, off-white felt, scissors, adhesive. Step 2. Remember to enlarge if using a bigger pumpkin. Print and cut out pattern pieces. Step 3. Use pattern pieces to cut out felt and orange card stock for the fox’s tail, ears and face. Step 4. Glue tail pieces together Step 5. Attach paper pieces to pumpkin as shown using adhesive / glue gun. Step 6. With a sharpie add a nose and eyes.
Raccoon Pumpkin Instructions Step 1. Gather supplies – white paper cup, grey, black and white cardstock, sharpie, scissors, adhesive, grey craft paint and foam brush. Step 2. Paint white pumpkin with grey craft paint. Allow to dry completely. Step 3. Print and cut out pattern pieces. Step 4. Use pattern pieces to cut out black felt and grey card stock for the raccoon’s tail, ears and face. Step 5. Using a sharpie color black stripes on Raccoon’s tail. Begin attaching paper and felt pieces to pumpkin as shown. Step 6. With a sharpie add a nose and eyes.
Owl Pumpkin Instructions Step 1. Gather supplies – off-white pumpkin, turquoise craft paint, tan, off-white and orange felt, sharpie, scissors, adhesive. Step 2. Paint white pumpkin with turquoise craft paint. Allow to dry completely. Step 3. Print and cut felt out using pattern pieces. Step 4. Attach felt pieces to pumpkin as shown using adhesive. Step 5. With a sharpie add a eyes and some feathers.
To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift. Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers pumpkin ideas on the Michaels blog.