Welcome this fall season into your home with this fun and easy pumpkin door hanger. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to create your own & welcome all of your friends and family this autumn!

Stenciled Pumpkin Supplies


To get started - carefully cut the foam pumpkin directly down the center using a knife or a small saw. Wipe off any remaining residue, so that you will have a clean stenciling surface.

 Stenciled Pumpkin Supplies   cutting craft pumpkin

Spray the back of the stencil with repositionable spray adhesive and let it air-dry for 30 to 60 seconds. Adhere the stencil to the center of the pumpkin surface. (iStencil 89-00146 RSC is pictured)

Now you may begin stenciling! Be sure to use a dry brush technique to avoid any bleeding of paint underneath the stencil. Once you’ve covered the center of the pumpkin with the pattern, move and align the stencil to continue the pattern onto the top and bottom of the pumpkin.

TIP: Since the surface is curved, you will need to push down on the stencil and also lift to create a seamless pattern.

stenciling pattern 1     stenciling pattern 2


Allow for the paint to dry and move on to paint your next stencil layer. We used the custom stencil design  studio at Stencils Online to create our welcome stencil. If you're looking for a design that is a bit more complex, you can also have us create it for you by submitting a custom stencil quote request form

Next, spray the back of the custom text stencil with the repositionable spray adhesive and let it dry for 30 to 60 seconds. Adhere the stencil to the center of the pumpkin and apply a few coats of paint using a dry brush application until you get the desired coverage.


With the custom text stencil still in place, wait for the paint to dry and then spray a very light coat of spray adhesive over the text. Using the stencil as a guideline, sprinkle the glitter directly onto the painted word. Remove the stencil.


After the paint has dried, use a drill and corresponding bit to drill a hole in the top corner of the pumpkin. The hole will allow you to push your mini floral arrangement into place, to add a festive feel to your pumpkin. You could also hot glue the inside of the pumpkin to help keep the arrangement in place.

There you have it! You can easily add a picture frame hook or even some Velcro to the back of your Welcome Pumpkin door ornament, to hang on any surface of your choosing.

This project took about 40 minutes to create and it can be customized in many different ways with different patterns and text. This would be a great project to add your family name or house number.  We hope you enjoyed our tutorial! Keep checking in for more projects!

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