Please tell me that you live in a state.
A state that has pumpkins.
And white and black paint.
Because those are the very best kind of states.
And if you do…..this is your lucky day.
Your lucky pumpkin-having-black-and-white-paint-available-vinyl-making state day.
Count your blessings and start singing your state song.
State Pumpkin Project
1. Live in a state.
A state you are proud of.
A state where your neighbors say…..that is some state.
Buy a pumpkin in that state.
I bought a real pumpkin because my state has amazing prices on real pumpkins.
The choice is really up to you…..
…..and your state.
Step 2: Paint your pumpkin white.
Or whatever color you choose.
Wait 24 hours so your paint has a chance to set.
You want it to be completely dry before you apply the vinyl.
If not, your Kentucky may look like Arkansas.
3. Print out your state on vinyl.
I have a vinyl cutter named Greta.
She is amazing. She helped me make this project and this project.
But just in case you don’t live next to an amazing vinyl cutter in Kentucky….
I found this great tutorial on how to use contact paper in your Cricut.
And if vinyl’s not your thing….you could trace the outline of your state with carbon paper onto the pumpkin and then fill in the image with paint.
Step 4: Put the vinyl onto the pumpkin.
I made sure to score all the edges to make sure paint didn’t get under the outline.
Make sure you find the flattest side of the pumpkin to ensure the vinyl lays down properly.
Step 5: Paint the inside of the state outline.
Add a red star on the state where you live.
Place your pumpkin outside your front door.
Know that you and your pumpkin are lucky to live in a state…..
…..just like yours 🙂
PS Edited to add: We are an equal-opportunity geographic region project blog. This project has been extended to include provinces, as well as regions, countries and continents.
Thank you for your support.
PPS Greta told me she would make states for anyone who wanted them. Click here for your very own vinyl cutter.
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