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Pumpkin - All Wrapped UpTo wrap up my pumpkin series, I wanted give you a few tips & tricks -- things that didn't fit anyplace else...
  • Pumpkin Faces: Looking for ideas or patterns for carving your pumpkin's face? Check out Adam Kalsey's list of free pumpkin carving patterns. These are great to use for inspiration -- or you can try shrinking them down to use as an image transfer or stencil.
  • Stems. Curled green wire works great for pumpkin stems. Or for a natural touch, try using a small twig.
  • Pumpkin Patch SignPersonalizing your Pumpkin Patch. If you're making a patch full of pumpkins, consider making a sign to stake your claim (or if you've got little ones, they'll really love seeing their names on the sign!). It's easy to do...
  1. Punching label for signUse a label maker to punch out the desired name.
  2. Pressing label into clayPress the label, face UP, onto a sheet of clay. Burnish sufficiently to transfer the letters' details, but be careful not to move the clay & blur the impression.
  3. Finished sign piecesTrim the words, weathering the edges if desired. I like to use my finger to add chalk to the raised letters, to give them a little more definition. Now attach these to a thicker clay pole... & you've got yourself a pumpkin patch sign!
Finally, here's a few links to follow if you're looking for more pumpkin fun:

I hope you've enjoyed the polymer clay pumpkin series -- & I hope you make yourself a few pumpkin friends in time for Halloween. Have fun!

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