My love for pumpkins knows no bounds. And what’s better than candy corn-inspired pumpkins and sprinkles? Every year I look forward to finding some new way to decorate a pumpkin. This year I decided to do something with my Cricut Explore since it makes it so darn easy to do really creative things. Toss a monogram on those babies, and I am one happy crafty camper.
This is a totally low-skill-level-required craft to complete as basically it amounts to attaching vinyl stickers to a pumpkin. And it’s a zero mess craft which I love all the more. Use any font of your choosing and practically any shape (I used the sprinkles design but wouldn’t triangles be fun too? Or a traditional round confetti) and the Cricut will cut it out for you. From there, it’s just like applying stickers to any surface. Don’t worry about being too “perfect” on the arrangement of the sprinkles. You want them to feel kind of random and unplanned. But make sure a few overlap!
I bought my vinyl in a large pack off of Amazon, although Expressions Vinyl has a good selection too. There was a way better selection than, say, Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. Look for the Oracal brand as it’s the best (I had ZERO luck with the Hobby Lobby brand – it’s cheap quality and not a cheap price). One thing to note is that vinyl comes in repositionable (nonpermanent) and permanent options. Choose carefully, depending on the end use. For this outside pumpkin I decorated below, I chose the permanent kind since I want it to hold up better out in the elements.
But for the interior decorations, I chose to go the nonpermanent route – especially important for the mirror design!
And there you have it – fun, easy, kid-appropriate and zero mess. I love how these turned out!