How to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil

Learn how to hand letter pumpkins with foil. In this video tutorial I'll show you how to easily hand letter these mini white pumpkins and apply the Heidi Swapp Minc foil to them for a sassy Halloween look! Visit for lettering.

How to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil

I found these cute mini white pumpkins and this foil from Heidi Swapp was just sitting in a craft box for a year. So let’s learn how to hand letter mini pumpkins with foil!

For this project, I knew I wanted to hand letter on some mini pumpkins but I wasn’t sure what medium I wanted to use. I had this Minc foil from Heidi Swapp that I purchased on clearance for over a year. And, what gave me the idea to try it was when I found the Minc Toner pen.

I know that you’re supposed to use this system with a laminating machine. It helps the foil adhere to the toner (can’t do it with ink).

But, if I could write directly on the pumpkins with the Toner pen, why not try applying the foil and using a heat tool?

This project didn’t go exactly as I had planned, but still came out sort of cute.

Products to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil

For this I used:

Heidi Swapp Hot Pink Reactive Foil*

Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Pen*

Mini pumpkins were purchased at Target produce for $.99 each

This project isn’t perfect. Why? The waxy texture of the pumpkins makes it hard for the Toner Pen to adhere without being streaky. So you’re going to get a streaky look when you apply the foil.

I also ended up simply rubbing the foil on with my fingers rather than using a heat tool. It worked much better. You can see some of the black behind the foil, but it gives it character.

Next time? I’d probably just do embossing.

Watch How to Hand Letter Mini Pumpkins with Foil

See more of my fun hand lettering projects like this chalkboard where I used VersaChalk markers!

Watch Me Letter a Pumpkin with a Sharpie

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Holly McCaig

About Holly McCaig

Holly is a graphic artist, photographer and lover of hand lettering living in Colorado with her two pups, Lola and Daisy.

Learn how fun it is to hand letter mini pumpkins using the Minc foil and toner pen from Heidi Swapp. This is a video project to help you make cute, sassy pumpkins this Halloween. Visit for more lettering projects.

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