Did you know there is a Rae Dunn font called “The Skinny” that you can use for your craft projects? If you love all things Rae Dunn, this DIY Halloween Pumpkin is just too much fun. And while it’s meant to be “spooky”, I just think that it’s pretty darn adorable.
If you’re looking for a fun DIY Halloween decoration that you can easily do at home, this is one weekend craft that you can whip up in no time at all!
Add some popular Rae Dunn fun to your Halloween decorations with this simple craft!
Rae Dunn Inspired DIY Spooky Halloween Pumpkin
These are spooky fun and simple to make! All you need are a few supplies to get started!
Supplies needed for this Rae Dunn Inspired DIY Spooky Halloween Pumpkin
- 6.5″ cream or white craft pumpkin
- Cricut machine (or Silhouette)
- Blue light grip mat
- Matte black permanent vinyl and Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool and Scraper Tool (a credit card will work in a pinch)
- Halloween Ribbon of your choice
- Hot glue gun
- iPad or computer with access to the Cricut or Silhouette design program
How to make this Rae Dunn Inspired DIY Spooky Halloween Pumpkin
Start by downloading and importing the font titled “the skinny”. You can find it here.
In the design program of your choice, type and measure your font accordingly. The dimensions will be about 4″ to 4.25″ wide to be able to cover the surface of the pumpkin. The height will vary but just be aware that it’s something to think about.
Using your Cricut cutting tool, cut the vinyl to fit your measurement. If you’re unsure of the exact size, cutting a bit more is always better as cutting smaller means you’re not going to have enough.
Align and press the vinyl onto the light blue grip mat and load it into your machine. Be careful doing this and make certain to adjust your material dial to the vinyl setting for cutting.
Cut the words.
Once it’s done cutting, you’re going to need to unload the mat and remove the vinyl. Use your weeding tool and begin to weed around the letters. Do this slowly so you don’t tear or nick any of them. Remove the vinyl, leaving only the letters on the paper backing.
Measure your transfer paper (aka transfer tape) according to the size of your vinyl. Cut your transfer paper and very carefully apply it to the top of your vinyl sheet. Use the scraper tool to alleviate any air bubbles as those can cause them to have holes or tears later on down the road.
Next, line up the transfer tape+vinyl onto the pumpkin. You can then make any adjustments before applying pressure. Once you apply the pressure, it’s going to start to stick permanently so get it in the right spot before pressing down.
Once you like where you’ve placed it, apply pressure to make it stay in place. Keep in mind that when you’re doing this, starting in the middle and working out is the easiest way possible.
Don’t forget to use your scraper tool to smooth out any bumps or bubbles along the way. You’re going to want to apply pressure and roll very slowly and go letter by letter to remove the transfer tape.
After you’ve got all the letters on your pumpkin, smooth them and apply pressure once more.
You can then cut your ribbon and glue to the top of the pumpkin.
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