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DIY Winking Eye Pumpkin with Printable Template

10.13.16

Make your own DIY winking eye pumpkin using a free printable template. All you need is contact paper, a craft knife, and 30 minutes. Happy Halloween!

I really want to have a funny story to accompany this DIY winking eye pumpkin. It’s such a cutie, it deserves a good story.

But, stories don’t always come when you want them to. Especially when you’re stressed because of lots of technical bloggy conundrums and you’re running late to work and the place is a mess and you have to dash to the store for cat food AND you just can’t seem to plan ahead even after three years of blogging.

So with no ado whatsoever, I give you an easy, 30-minute Halloween pumpkin decorating idea, complete with printable template:

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

Yup, she’s a little looker and she knows it. The best part about this pumpkin project is that I did the hard work for you. You know I will never expect you to draw, I like you too much for that. Just print and cut out the template below and get crafting.

Steps aren’t really necessary for this DIY but I made them anyways. Here we go.

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

DIY Winking Eye Pumpkin

Skill Level: Easy. If you can trace and cut, you are good.

Time: 30 minutes, plus drying time if you choose to paint the pumpkin.

What you need:

+ pumpkin, real or craft*

+ white and black craft paint*, optional but cute for a little “pop”

+ paint brushes*, also optional

+ black contact paper*

+ scissors*

+ craft knife*

*AFFILIATE LINKS. THIS MEANS IF YOU PURCHASE, I WILL EARN A SMALL COMMISSION AT NO EXTRA CHARGE TO YOU, WHICH IS PRETTY SWEET BECAUSE IT HELPS ME PAY BLOGGING BILLS, SO THANK YOU! I WILL ONLY LINK TO PRODUCTS I HAVE USED OR WOULD USE MYSELF, PINKY PROMISE.

What you do:

step one – (not pictured) Paint your pumpkin! Or don’t, it’s up to you.

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

step two – While the pumpkin is drying, print and cut out the eye template. If you have it, print the template onto cardstock, this will make it easier for you to cut out. You will need to use a craft knife to cut out the white part of the eyeball.

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

step three – Trace the cut-out pieces onto the back of the contact paper, and cut it again.

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

step four – Apply the contact paper to the pumpkin. Stand back and admire. Repeat as desired.

DIY winking eye pumpkin @idlehandsawake

You can make this DIY winking eye pumpkin in just 30 minutes using black contact paper and a free printable template!

Want more simple Halloween DIYs? Check out the minimal Halloween treat bag toppers I made last year — and they’re a printable too!

Eye Pumpkin Template

small / medium / large

*AFFILIATE LINKS. THIS MEANS IF YOU PURCHASE, I WILL EARN A SMALL COMMISSION AT NO EXTRA CHARGE TO YOU, WHICH IS PRETTY SWEET BECAUSE IT HELPS ME PAY BLOGGING BILLS, SO THANK YOU! I WILL ONLY LINK TO PRODUCTS I HAVE USED OR WOULD USE MYSELF, PINKY PROMISE.

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

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