I was relying on the parentals to actually be able to carve the pumpkin. They both thought that the monogram would be really difficult, so I decided to paint it on instead. My mom had black and brown paint for me to choose from. It was the little acrylic bottles from Hob Lob. I decided to go with brown because I wanted it to look more fallish and not halloweenish.
In case you get a hankering to paint your monogram on a pumpkin for your doorstep here are the easy step-by-step instructions. I would love to have one sitting on my doorstep!
To transfer this image onto the pumpkin, you will need to turn the paper over and trace over it with pencil. I taped mine to a window so I could see what I was tracing. The light coming through it made it easier to see. Make sure you color in all of the monogram.
I think it turned out great! It might need a little bow to tie around the top but that will be up to Chelsey. I will give you all an update if this actually gets used somewhere at the wedding. Even if it doesn't it will make for a good prop for their photographer to use in pictures. I'm off to get ready for a day full of wedding stuff and rehearsal dinner tonight. I LOVE weddings!!