Happy Halloween

I’ve been saying this for weeks now, my Isabella is absolutely IN LOVE with Halloween. Believe it or not, it has absolutely nothing, and I MEAN NOTHING to do with Trick-or-Treating (she hasn’t even mentioned it), but more so to do with the ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches, skeletons, and vampires and such, you know, the scary stuff! Though she will relish in the bag full of candy, she’s more excited about getting dressed up, carving the pumpkin, decorating the house and crafting all things Halloween. Every year we like to do a t-shirt to commemorate the year and holiday (we mostly do Halloween and Christmas) and I wanted to do a pumpkin face for her, but we couldn’t find any stencils. So I thought to myself, I’ll just print and cut out the pieces, and then I had a genius moment and the project was born.


Black t-shirt
Orange and Green Fabric Paint
Tape Adhesive



1. Find a suitable Pumpkin Face on the web, and print it on card stock. Cut out all of the “black” portions.
2. Lay your black t-shirt flat and insert a heavy cardboard or book underneath.
3. After your pieces are cut out, set them on your t-shirt to determine placement.
4. One by one, add some tape adhesive to the edges of the shape and return it to the shirt. Now your stencil won’t lift and you don’t even have to hold it down as you “paint”.

5. Take your orange paint (mine was originally orange glow, but it wasn’t “orange” enough, so I improvised and blended it with orange glitter puffy paint, don’t know if it’ll actually “glow” now, but I fancy glitter, so I’m pleased) and load your pouncer with paint and just liberally paint the surface in a circle shaped pattern until you are pleased with the thickness/color.

Add Green Embellishments

6. Take your green puffy paint and add some spirals at the top of the pumpkin, your child’s name and if you’d like the year (which I always love to do)
7. Once it’s relatively dry, you can remove the “stencil” with tweezers.

Isabella loves her Mr. Jack o’ Lantern shirt so much, she’s been wearing it for the last two days!

How do you get crafty with your children for Halloween?


Until Next Time,



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October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween – Pumpkin Face Stencil #TBCcrafters

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  1. Jamie

    October 31st, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    That’s adorable – I wish I could make the face that cute!! Mine always looks a bit sick! ha/ha Pinned & Tweeted!

  2. Rose Powell

    October 31st, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    LOL! I highly DOUBT that Jamie, but Stencils or homemade stencils I should say, are a blessing!

  3. Ellen Christian

    October 31st, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    That’s adorable! What a great job!

  4. Rose Powell

    October 31st, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    This was SOOOOO fun to create, after a few minor hiccups, we got it together and Isabella Loves her shirt, I’ll have to post a pic of her in it after her bath, she refuses to NOT wear it today!

  5. Dawn

    October 31st, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I love the ease of stencils and I am amazed at all the free patterns you can get online! You and Isabella did a fabulous job and I know she will love it for years to come!

  6. Mag@GirlyCreation

    November 3rd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Pretty great and it is easy enough for kids to do it!