How to Carve a Monogrammed Pumpkin (Tutorial)

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Carve A Monogrammed Pumpkin
Carve A Monogrammed Pumpkin

Okay, I admit it. I love monograms. But for some reason I never take the time or money to have things monogrammed. I don't know why. So when I started carving pumpkins this year I thought a monogrammed pumpkin was a perfect idea. You don't need a pattern or fonts for this pumpkin. Just follow a few simple steps and you'll have a pretty personalized pumpkin in no time.

Before carving, prep your pumpkin and gather your tools. For more helpful tips on carving, see the article, "How To Carve A Pumpkin." Once your pumpkin is ready, grab your linoleum cutter and follow this simple steps:

Step 1: Carve a simple letter. Don't worry about the details, just get a basic letter shape on the pumpkin.

Monogrammed Pumpkin
Monogrammed Pumpkin

Step 2: Thicken and stylize your letter. Gradually work outward, thickening the letter and adding any little details (or serifs) that look good to you. If you want a "typographic" style letter, just make the vertical parts thicker and the horizontal parts thinner.

Monogrammed Pumpkin
Monogrammed Pumpkin

Step 3: Draw a frame around your letter. Start by simply carving a simple square around your letter, leaving enough space to add more.

Monogrammed Pumpkin
Monogrammed Pumpkin

Step 4: Thicken and stylize your frame. Gradually working outward, thicken the frame, making some parts thicker and some thinner, and curving or extending the lines as you wish.

Monogrammed Pumpkin
Monogrammed Pumpkin

Step 5: Add some embellishments. A squiggle here, a curlique there. It doesn't really matter what you add, as long as it's symmetrical. Start with one small thing and add until it seems done.

Monogrammed Pumpkin
Monogrammed Pumpkin

Step 6: Enjoy!

For more tips on preserving and displaying pumpkins, see the article, "How To Carve A Pumpkin."

Monogrammed Pumpkin
Monogrammed Pumpkin

If you try this out, let me know!

~Angela :-)
~Angela :-)
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