Clinging To Pumpkins On A Dreamweaver Thursday

We are clinging on to our pumpkin theme this week with a great tutorial that could be a little clingy and addicting, because you’ll be clinging to everything once you’ve seen what’s up with stencils and pumpkins. Speaking of pumpkins here are a few of the popular stencils on our website.

DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil
DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil



DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil
DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil


Here’s a great tutorial from the archives that will help you cling to new ways of using your stencil designs.


Taped stencil

Step 1: Apply tape to all four sides of stencil and onto craft sheet.

Paste on spreader

Step 2: Using palette knife, apply paste along edge of spreader approximately the same width as the stencil design.

Spreading paste

Step 3: Spread four fingers along back of spreader, and apply paste at an acute angle across the stencil. If there are gaps, place paste with palette knife in them, and then go back over the design with the spreader at a 90 degree angle.


removed stencil

Step 4: Carefully remove tape from three sides and use a fourth piece as a hinge to lift stencil up and away. Clean stencil immediately with warm water and a nail brush.

Glitter coverage

Step 5: Pour glitter over wet paste and carefully press into surface. Set aside to dry.

(Follow above steps with Bats stencil as well.)

glue connectors

Step 6: When dry, shake off glitter onto scrap paper, and funnel back into jar. (Note: A “Swiffer” cloth is great for removing excess glitter.) Apply drops of glue between each section of design as a bridge. Let dry.

Decor pumpkin cu

Bats on pumpkin cu

Step 7: Carefully peel “clings” from craft sheet and press apply onto clean pumpkins, no extra glue needed. Clings can be removed if desired. They can also be pressed onto windows, glass hurricane lanterns, etc.

doorstep vignette

Now for some pretty pumpkin projects from these stencil artists —

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Are you joining us this week in our partner hop? Come have some fun and inspiration!

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Front Porch Pickins Picture

Stephanie Lee, our super-creative blog star, used our stamps to create these wall hangings. What a great way to decorate!

“If you have little people 5 years and under in your house, you will most likely have a small pile of regular garden rock/twig/leaf collection somewhere. We have a collection of rocks, twigs and some stray grass “decorating” our front porch. I’m just thankful there is nothing alive in that collection and dare I throw it away, a look of betrayal (followed by a temper tantrum) will surely ensue. In an effort to clean up our porch, before the holiday festivities begin, I have bargained my way down to 1 twig and 1 swig of grass, as long as it be brought INTO the house. The rocks have been made into a rock family of paper weights somewhere.”  – Stephanie Lee

Front Porch Pickins by Stephanie Lee

Stampendous Supplies:

Perfectly Clear Stamps Vase Set

Aged Black Embossing Enamel

Olive Embossing Powder

Other supplies:

Shadow frame (4” x 6”) from Target

Recollections white cardstock

Burlap from Joann Fabric

Chipboard from stash

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark inkpad

Alcohol Ink


Twig and grass from nature


1.     Adhere a piece of 4” x 6” burlap to white cardstock of the same size. (Note: burlap will be marginally smaller after trimming away/cleaning up frayed edges.)

2.     Adhere twig/grass to burlap.

3.     Stamp 2 vases onto chipboard and embossed 1 with aged black embossing enamel and the other with olive embossing powder.

4.     Fussy cut vase out, clean up edges with alcohol ink and adhere to twig/grass.

5.     Watch your child’s beam with pride as you showcase his collection in your home.