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Pumpkin Tattoo Labels

Don’t want to carve into your pretty new pumpkins or is it too soon to carve?

Try making these pumpkin tattoo labels instead using these FREE downloadable patterns!

Make your pumpkins last longer with these pumpkin tattoo labels
There’s more than one way to decorate a pumpkin!

If you’re against making a big mess digging out the insides for carving or just want to leave your pumpkin intact to last longer, you may want to try out these Pumpkin Tattoo Labels.

The labels, or stickers, are designed to look like the pumpkin has been creatively stenciled or some similar technique that took much more time than simply applying a sticker to it.

These are perfect for indoor pumpkin decorating or covered front porches.

supplies for pumpkin tattoo labels
Pumpkin Tattoo Labels

These clear stickers can be printed at home with pre-made designs and placed on your pumpkins so that they last all fall!

Choose from Halloween or fall-themed designs.

Halloween printable
Fall printable
Printable clear sticker paper (affiliate link)
Sharp scissors

applying pumpkin tattoo labels
Obviously pumpkins are not the ideal shape for a large oval sticker, BUT we can definitely work with it and make it fit our needs.

1. Start by finding the smoothest side of the pumpkin.

Place the sticker on this side and smooth from left to right and top to bottom.

Basically the four corners will pop out a bit from the ridges in the pumpkin.

We’re going to fix that!

2. Take a pair of sharp precision scissors and cut into one of the corner towards the center of the sticker to where it no longer bulges out (~1/2 – 1″).

3. Smooth down the top edge of the sticker.

You just cut then smooth down the bottom on top of it.

The sticker will overlap slightly but overall will be barely noticeable, if at all.

4. Continue working through all of the corners of the sticker until it is completely smooth.

dapper gentleman skull pumpkin tattoo label
Can you tell the places where the sticker was cut and pieced back together?

This dapper gentleman skeleton is one of my favorite designs from the Halloween set!

Halloween pumpkin tattoo labels
The Halloween sticker will work on just about any color of pumpkin.

Use one or use them all.

I love to decorate with pumpkins so I have all of the tattooed pumpkins sitting on my front porch.

fall pumpkin tattoo labels
After Halloween, switch those pumpkin tattoo labels over to the fall collection.

I love the “Welcome” sticker for greeting guests at the front steps, and the “Thankful” sticker for the kitchen table.

And, of course, feel free to use your imagination to use these stickers just about anywhere!

I have a covered cake stand just begging to be decorated with the “Home Sweet Home” sticker!

Pumpkin tattoo labels
These pumpkins with the pumpkin tattoo labels will last a lot longer than ones that are carved!


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This post was originally shared September, 2016.

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Jann Olson

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

What a fun alternative to carving! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann


Saturday 29th of September 2018

I love this idea. I'm not super creative and these are cute. Thank you for sharing at Dare To Share Saturday.

Shirley Wood

Friday 28th of September 2018

Great idea especially since the pumpkin will last longer when they are not carved. I turned my pumpkins into snowmen last year! It was fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Tuesday 31st of October 2017

This is my kind of pumpkin carving and decorating. I have never heard of this product by I will certainly look in to them. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty


Wednesday 25th of October 2017

This is a really great idea!

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