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Spooky Boo Pumpkin Carving Idea

Updated on February 19, 2015

Create A Spooky Boo Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a fun creative way to decorate. I enjoy Halloween decorating and was inspired to create an easy to do Spooky Boo pumpkin decorating idea. This project is suitable for craft pumpkins or pumpkins grown on a farm. Find out some creative ways to decorate your pumpkin using decoupage, painting or carving techniques. Also included are a few black and white themed pumpkin decorating ideas. I have created and included a printable Spooky Boo stencil for your own use.

Decorate your Spooky Boo Pumpkin

Decide what supplies you will need.

This project is flexible and you can decide how you want to decorate your pumpkin. Options for your pumpkin includes decoupage, decorating with a marking pen, paint or carving your pumpkin. Use your imagination and have fun crafting!

How To Decoupage With Mod Podge - Have fun and let your imagination go!

Here is a video to show you how to decoupage with Mod Podge. Have fun with your pumpkin and decoupage the Spooky Boo letters or use your own letters or cutouts. Decoupage your pumpkin with decorative napkins, newspaper, cutout pictures, cutout letters, tissue paper or wrapping paper.

Supply List


Spooky Boo Printable Stencil


You will only need some of the following supplies depending on your method of decorating:

- Mod Podge decoupage medium

- Paint brush for decoupage or painting method

- Marking pen for coloring in words with a marking pen

- Paint for painting in the words using paint and a paint brush

- Stick-on-letters, paper decorations of your choice

- Carving tools if you decide to carve your pumpkin

Crafting Supplies

Get your supplies together for your Spooky Boo crafting project.

Black and White Spooky Boo - Paint your pumpkin white and decoupage on black Spooky Boo letters

Black and White Spooky Boo - Paint your pumpkin white and decoupage on black Spooky Boo letters
Black and White Spooky Boo - Paint your pumpkin white and decoupage on black Spooky Boo letters

Another Fun Decoupage Pumpkin Idea

Decoupage Pumpkins

What you'll need: pumpkin, white spray paint, thin book pages or newspaper, Mod Podge or other decoupage medium, foam brush, die cut letters or letter stickers, ribbon and lace

Make it: Spray your pumpkin white and let it dry. Then, cut banana-shaped pieces from your book pages or newspaper. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of the pages, and attach them to the pumpkin until it's completely covered. Use Mod Podge to adhere your letters to the pumpkin -- spell "eek," or "boo," or whatever message you want. (If you don't have die cut letters, you can use stickers or cut your own out of cardstock.) Add a ribbon and some lace around the stem to finish off.

For a Step By Step tutorial visit

Black and White Painted Pumpkins

For a more information visit Link includes a stencil for the beetle.

How To Paint A Pumpkin Video - Paint your pumpkin for a different look.

You can trace your Spooky Boo letters on your pumpkin and fill in the letters with paint. You could spray paint or paint your pumpkin white, black or another color and then paint on your letters using a contrasting color. Example black and white, purple and orange.

Learn how to carve a pumpkin. - Video by mahalodotcom Oct 7, 2008

Use your Spooky Boo stencil to carve out your pumpkin.

Which pumpkin do you prefer?

Which type of pumpkin do your prefer to carve or decorate?

Printable Spooky Boo

Share your own ideas! - Make it a great day!

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    • ghoststorylover profile image

      ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      I love the smell of a pumpkin while carving it! I look forward to it every year. :)

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      What a fun lens! You have some great ideas here for Pumpkin crafting. The one where you painted and then decorated is something I will have to check out. Thanks for sharing.