Pumpkin Photo Frame Tutorial

** Recycled post from 2012 **

For more another pumpkin decorating idea, check out my Footprint Pumpkin Tutorial

This time of year agrees with everyone, it seems.

Cozy sweaters and ruffly scarves, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, stealing back that precious hour of Daylight Savings Time we lost in the Spring, and let’s not forget the pumpkins.

We love pumpkins in pies, on our doorsteps, and even in our coffee.

If you’re looking for a not-so-traditional jack-o-lantern to light up with a different kind of smile this year, give this project a try.

I think you’ll love it.  So will your kids.  And, your neighbors, too.

Make Your Own Photo Frame Pumpkin

What You’ll Need:

  •   A pumpkin.
  •   A carving knife.
  •   A large spoon (for scooping seeds).
  •   A ruler.
  •   A washable marker.
  •   One of your favorite 4×6 photos.
  •   One quart-sized Ziplock bag.
  •   Push pins.
  •   Sticker scrapbook frame and decorating materials.
  •   Vinyl letters.
  •   A little patience 😉

What You’ll Do:

  1. Carve a lid around the stem of your pumpkin, and scoop out all of the seeds.
  2. Make sure the face of your pumpkin is clean and dry.
  3. Draw a 3×5 inch rectangle onto the face of your pumpkin with a washable marker.
  4.  Carefully cut out the rectangle with your knife, and clean up the edges to make them nice and neat.
  5. Once again, make sure your pumpkin is clean and dry on the outside.
  6. Get creative!  Decorate however you wish.
  7. When you’re all set, slip your 4×6 photo into the Ziplock bag to protect it from the moisture of the pumpkin.
  8. Place your photo where you want it on the inside of the pumpkin, so it is perfectly displayed through the pumpkin frame.
  9. Secure it in place, if necessary, with push pins.
  10. Finally, find the perfect spot in your house or on your doorstep to display the cuteness!

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22 comments

  1. suzyq

    This is beyond amazing – I absolutely LOVE it!!!
    Definitely your newest follower – would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thanks so much, Suzan! 🙂 I’m so glad you like it. I followed you back on your blog! LOVE all of your transformations ~ definitely going to have to take some of your advice when my husband and I start working on fixing up our house here, soon!

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  2. Two Succulent Sisters

    Well, this is something I haven’t seen. We have a PUMPKIN PARTY going on right now and I’d love to have you come over and link this really cute and unusual pumpkin craft! That would be great. Take care, linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thank you, Linda! I updated my post with the link to your Pumpkin Party, and I added my project to the listing 🙂 What a great idea! So many cute pumpkins! I appreciate the comment!

      Reply

  3. Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters

    This is so awesome! I’d love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you’ll stop by!

    T’onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-2-features.html

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thank you, T’onna! Just shared this project on your site, and I’ll also put a link up on my page. I am also a military wife (Army), and I love your blog! I’m a new follower 🙂

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    2. Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters

      Thanks for following my blog and for linking up! I’m an army brat & a navy wife, so I love the army as well as the navy. I featured this photo frame pumpkin at my Submarine Sunday link party! Come over and grab a feature button! I hope you’ll link up again soon!

      T’onna
      http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-3-features.html

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    3. Courtney Woodruff

      Wow, thank you so much!! I really appreciate it!! So exciting 🙂

      Reply

  4. SweetPepperRose

    I love this!! great idea and thanks for sharing it!
    JoAnn

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thank you very much, JoAnn! I just checked out your blog & followed back 🙂

      Reply

  5. Krissy Sherman Bonning

    LOVe this! I so hope you’ll come link it up to my Perfectly Pumpkin Contest!!

    http://b-inspiredmama.com/2012/10/perfectly-pumpkin-contest/

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thank you so much, Krissy! I linked up this project in your contest, and linked back on my blog! Thanks so much for the invite! I am a new follower of yours 🙂

      Reply

  6. The Lovely Mrs. P

    I featured you today! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim-madeinaday

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thanks so much, Kim! You just made my whole day!!

      Reply

  7. Katie Drane

    I hope you don’t mind but I featured your pumpkins in my pumpkin round up today. I love it!

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Hi, Katie! Of course I don’t mind!! Thank you so much… I am so excited! I love your site, btw 🙂 Thank you for making my day! I really appreciate it!

      Reply

  8. sew sweet vintage

    This is sooooo cute. Kid friendly too. Great tutorial. I posted chalk board table to the Halloween Spooktacular Linky Party:) Following you now. Follow me too at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com

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    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Why, thank you! 🙂 Love the chalk board table! I think I just might have to make one for my son! Thanks for the follow… I’m following you now, as well 😉

      Reply

  9. Tara

    Love this! Featuring it this week at Trendy Treehouse! I also grabbed your button to share in my featured blog section. Have a great Halloween!!!

    Reply

    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Thank you so much, Tara! I am so excited!! I love Trendy Treehouse 🙂 I really appreciate the feature! You are very sweet.

      Reply

  10. riki jorden

    Thank you too much to share these beautiful Photo frame pictures,i have visited your great post.

    photo on canvas

    Reply

    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Well, you are very welcome! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      Reply

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