Free printable woodland pumpkin stencils
The woodland scene featured in a fall issue of Midwest Living has carved, etched and painted pumpkins (plus a few zero-effort masks). Click ahead for instructions and free templates for each creation.
Paint some breezy fall leaves on your pumpkin with our pattern for a guide.
A moon makes an easy-to-carve shape on either a black or orange pumpkin.
Use our pattern to trace the outline of this bushy-tailed woodland creature, then fill in the shape with black acrylic paint.
This etched and carved owl looks especially nice on a black pumpkin. Buy a black foam pumpkin or spray-paint a real pumpkin.
Light pops out through the tops of mushrooms on these etched and carved pumpkins. Our templates show how to create either one or two mushrooms.
Decorate a pumpkin in just seconds with animal masks.Resources Animal Faces: 15 Punch-Out Masks by Pierre-Marie Valat (amazon.com)
A raccoon peers over a branch in this pumpkin scene created with etching, carving and painting.
Let the light shine through your pumpkin with this acorn, which uses both carving and etching.
Cute pawprints patter around your pumpkin.
Make an owl for a woodland scene with two stacked pumpkins and a mask.Resources Animal Faces: 15 Punch-Out Masks by Pierre-Marie Valat (amazon.com)
Etching enhances the features on this graceful deer.
Deer with branched antlers
Etch and carve your pumpkin to create the head, then use branches for antlers on this unusual design.
No pattern needed-just use acrylic paint to draw a trunk and branches. Click here for details on how to make this project.
Black- or orange-painted mice skitter across pumpkins.
Create a scene
Put your pumpkins together with seasonal accents, such as gourds, mums and a colorful blanket, to create a woodland scene like the one on the cover of our September/October 2013 issue.