DIY: Make A Pumpkin Stencil Of Your Pet

Use photos of your own pets to make a nifty stencil for your jack-o-lanterns this year.  These three tutorials show you how to do it.

If that’s too fiddly, there’s a program called Pumpkinshop you can buy that converts your photos into stencils.

If you don’t want to make your own patterns check out these cat stencils and these dog breed stencils.

DIY: Pet Portrait Christmas Stocking

This tutorial from Stephanie over at Multi-Tasking Mama shows you how to turn a photo of your pet into a felt portrait you can put on a stocking or just about anything else—pillow, bag, etc.  You will need some type of photo editor like Photoshop.  The rest of the materials are pretty simple and the instructions are detailed & easy to follow.  You’ll need:

  • plain Christmas stocking or material to make your own
  • photo of your pet
  • photo editing software (like Photoshop)
  • felt or other fabric (at least 3 colors for highlights, shadows, & midtones)
  • fabric glue
  • embroidery thread & needle
  • scissors/Exacto knife
  • straight pins