Silhouette Pumpkins

Do you guys ever want to press the pause button and freeze time?  

Lately, I have really wanted to be able to do that.  My babies are growing up so fast and I wish I could just stop all of the everyday chaos and just drink up every second with them.

 Alas, I was not blessed with with that ability, but I did create these Silhouette Pumpkins to mark this period in our lives the best I could.  I love them so much!

Here is how you can create your own silhouette pumpkins…

Custom Silhouette Pumpkin Tutorial

You will need…

a pumpkin
black vinyl
glue stick
printed photograph of your child
optional: tulle, ribbon, other adornments

*I used cream ceramic pumpkins and black vinyl that I purchased from Hobby Lobby

Step One.  The first thing that you will need to do is decide which direction you would like for your silhouette to face.   You will cut out your silhouette and glue it to the back of the vinyl. 

Step Two.  Now you will simply cut out your silhouette and peel back the paper from the vinyl and apply to your pumpkin!  If your pumpkin has lots of ridges, it may take some pulling up and re-adhering, but the black vinyl is pretty forgiving.  

Step Three. Now that your silhouette is on the pumpkin, it is time to primp!  I painted the stem and leaves black and attached black tulle.  I also decided to add a little ruffle to the hat to bring a little more dimension.  That is all folks!  

They really look so much like the girls and they love them, too!  We are going to add Gabi and Tips { our goldfish } to the little pumpkin this week!  We will also be showing you the complete display that includes these pretty little silhouette pumpkins in the next couple of days.  Have a great weekend!

Take care, 


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Trish Flake

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  1. These are adorable! And while we don’t decorate for Halloween, I love that I could do this for Thanksgiving, switching pilgrims hats for the witches hats. Great idea!

  2. These are so cute. I love the cream colored pumpkins. I wish I could freeze time too and my oldest is only 3.

  3. These are BEAUTIFUL :) They are just… I love them!!!!

  4. Oh my gosh…I saw these on pinterest earlier and could die they’re so cute! IMPRESSIVE! Sharing on fb! XO, Aimee

  5. Wow…they are so perfect! A must do!

  6. This is such a great idea! I have a bunch of black vinyl in my craft closet, and this will be a fun use for it!

  7. I love these! Simple and pretty.

  8. Love these! Great embellishment on the hat too!


  9. I came over from Hometalk to see these. I love them! What a great idea. laurie

  10. I can’t get over the ruffle on the hats, so cute! Great styling too! :)

  11. These are darling!! One of the best pumpkins I have seen. :)

  12. how very cool is that? I love those! Can’t wait to see the goldfish! Please tell me you will put hats on them!

  13. I really like this idea. So very nice. I may just try it.

  14. Adorable! I love them! Great job!

  15. Those are ADORABLE! Goodness, I love a silhouette!

  16. These are just lovely! Such a clever idea and what an adorable little witch you have :)

  17. these are absolutely adorable! what a neat idea and they are so fun!

  18. These are totally adorable Trish! I have always wanted to make silhouettes of my kids… the witch hat is darling! Love it!!

  19. soooo cute girls!!! I love these so so much! You guys inspire me so so much!

  20. WOW, these turned out really great, such a fun way to decorate with all of your little pumpkins! :)

  21. I LOVE this idea! I wonder what I could turn my little man into. He wouldn’t be too thrilled with being a witch. Maybe a devil or frankenstein or something?

  22. How did you make the ruffle for the hats? Or did you buy them? Let me know pls because I totally want to do this for my little girl!!!!

  23. Very cute! Nice tutorial!! Thanks for sharing.

  24. These pumpkings turned out fabulous! I have a silhouette of my daughter in her room and this is such a cute idea. I’ll have this up on my FB!

  25. I absolutely love this project. Oh how I wish I would have thought of this when my boys were little! Great tutuorial too. Thanks for sharing.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)


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