Pumpkin Masters Decorating Kits

For a spell, I worked for Pumpkin Masters in Denver, Colorado before it was sold to Signatures Brands. They specialized in seasonal products such as Pumpkin Carving Kits, Halloween Decorations and Easter Egg decorating kits. Their products were manufactured in China and then sold in various retail outlets such as the Disney Store, Wal-mart, Target, Michaels, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The World of Disney Pumpkin Carving Kit

Being a HUGE Disney fan myself, one of my favorite projects was working on the Disney® Halloween kits during my time at Pumpkin Masters. This kit was a tin that featured several characters from Pixar to Cinderella. I had visited Walt Disney World in Florida in 2000 and used some of the graphics I had seen there as inspiration. I recreated the TinkerBell character and Disney logo since Disney didn’t provide artwork to us.

The Disney® Villians Pumpkin Carving Kit

This is by far one of my favorite projects to date. I created the castle dungeon in Illustrator as well as recreated the “Villains” graffiti typeface. 

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Kid's Paint & Carve Kit

This whimsical paint and carve kit was developed for Bed, Bath and Beyond. The stencils were taped to the pumpkin and then kids would use a paint roller to roll over the stencil leaving dots for them to follow with their specially designed kid-friendly saw. If you look carefully the blue background is textured with paint roller swirls.

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Adult Pumpkin Carving Kit

In addition to kids kits, we also created adult kits. This one features Pumpkin Master’s iconic haunted house on it.

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Disney Easter Egg Decorating Kit

During my time at Pumpkin, as we affectionately called it, we were constantly brainstorming line extensions and new product ideas. Easter seemed like a natural extension and we explored an Easter egg decorating kit with our client The Disney Store.