Finding Nemo is currently one of Max’s very favorite movies. I’ve seen it oh… 603 times. So when Kim from A Girl and A Glue Gun asked if I’d like to be a part of a Disney blog hop, I was all in. I knew exactly what character I would be crafting! Maxwell woke up from his nap as I was finishing up the craft and exclaimed, “Mama… Nemo!” And then immediately, “Where’s Dory?!” Ha! I have an inkling Dory will be brought to life in pumpkin form very soon. Until then, we’ve got 25 more Disney related crafts that are all made with a common craft material… vinyl! Nemo was all cut by hand, so not to worry if you do not own a cutting machine.
No Carve Finding Nemo Pumpkin:
Before we get started with the no carve Nemo pumpkin tutorial, I wanted to let y’all know that Expressions Vinyl is giving away $100. That’s plenty of money to buy vinyl to make all 26 crafts you see below! So hop on over and enter to win the giveaway!
Here’s what you will need to make a Finding Nemo pumpkin:
- 1 pumpkin
- 1 sheet of carrot vinyl
- 1 sheet of white vinyl
- Black sharpie
Let me start with, there is no wrong way to make a Nemo pumpkin! Vinyl makes pumpkin decorating very simple! Think of it as using large stickers. First, I used the white vinyl to make Nemo’s 2 stripes. I hand cut 2- 1 in. strips of white vinyl and wrapped them around the pumpkin making sure the stem of the pumpkin was in the middle of the white stripes. I used a Sharpie marker to outline the white stripes.
Next up, Nemo’s eyes. I cut out 2 round, white circle for eyes, and 2 smaller orange circles to stick to the center of the white ones. Simply stick the circles to the front of the pumpkin. You can see that my white circles did not stick perfectly flat to the pumpkin since it’s a round surface. I used a black Sharpie to make the round pupils in the center of each of orange circles. I also added a very small white piece of vinyl to the orange circle to make a little highlight/ sparkle in Nemo’s eye!
On to the fins! I made Nemo 4 fins. The most important part here is that one of Nemo’s front fins is smaller than the other! To make a fin, I folded a rectangular piece of vinyl in half and drew a simple fin shape on the white side of the vinyl. Then, I cut both fins out at the same time so that they would be mirror images of each other. I sandwiched together a tooth pick between 2 pieces of vinyl to make a double sided, orange fin. Then use a black sharpie to outline the end of each fin. Voila!
I made all 4 fins with this very precise method, ha! Tip: Use a 5th toothpick to pre stick fin holes in the pumpkin. I had issues with a few of my toothpicks breaking off into the pumpkin. No worries, even if one does break, the toothpick can slide off of your vinyl fin and be replaced. For size reference, here are all 4 fins.
The last step is to use the Sharpie and make Nemo a mouth! And here’s pumpkin Nemo all assembled and swimming through the seaweed, i.e. our Ikea plant that lives outside and never dies. #BestPlantEver
And if you loved the Nemo craft, check out this list of 25 more Disney themed, vinyl crafts!
26 Disney, Vinyl Crafts:
1. Lion King shirts by Play Party Plan
2. Jack Skellington Ears by A Pumpkin and a princess
3. Nemo pumpkin from C.R.A.F.T.
4. Disney coloring shirt by Artsy Fartsy Mama
5. Belle framed art by Crafting in the Rain
6. Miracles free cut file By Dawn Nicole Designs
7. Autograph shirt by the Pinning Mama
8.Disney countdown by Frenchi Wraps
9. Girl dress up by Over the Big Moon
10. Spirit animal shirt by Smashed peas and Carrots
11. Customized Minnie Ears by Inspiration Made Simple
12.Winnie the Pooh quote from Where the Smile Have been!
13. Modest ariel from Kiki & Company
14. Jack Skellington coin purse by Tried and True
15. Minnie Mouse purse by A girl and a glue gun
16. Disney ornaments by Happiness is Homemade
17. Girl Boss shirt by Sweet Rose Studio
18.No Sew Minnie tutu by Sugar Bee Crafts
19. Haunted Mansion door design by Simple simon and Co.
20. Minnie Mouse bow shirt by Girl loves Glam
21. Mary Poppins design by the Crafted Sparrow
22. Cinderella hand lettered shirt by Pitter and Glink
23. Jack Skellington shirt and pumpkin by the Scrap Shoppe
24. Beauty and Beast book sign by Flamingo Toes
25. Hat hair shirt by Polka Dot chair
26. Vintage Disneyland by Persia Lou
What is your favorite Disney movie? I’m a forever fan of The Little Mermaid! I’d love to hear…
Comments & Reviews
Splendid and creative idea.
Cheryl @ That's What Che Said... says
Jamie! I featured thsi sweet Nemo on Monday Funday today! xo http://wp.me/p1SSXe-5aR
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Great tutorial for one adorable no carve pumpkin. My granddaughters love Nemo and this will make for big fun at our house. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Link Party!
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Such a cute idea. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.
Thank you for sharing this, Jamie! My daughter loves Finding Nemo (and Finding Dory) and this is a perfect craft to make with her during pumpkin season. So happy to you were able to join us on #shinebloghop this week! Have a fantastic weekend 🙂
[email protected] Town Girl Blog says
Adorable! I’m in to the pumpkin decorating, not carving. So this is perfect for me! Pinned 🙂
Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi says
This might be the cutest pumpkin ever! 🙂 I’m going to have to show my 3 year old, he’ll love it!
Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting says
That is so perfect! Love it! 🙂 Lisa
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
Love that Nemo pumpkin. My youngest son LOVES Nemo and Dory and he would be all over this idea. Excellent tutorial.
kiki comin says
SO CUTE! I love how creative you were with your project…and i love the idea of painting your project instead of having to scoop it out. 😉
Jamie Dorobek says
Thanks! It’s actually just vinyl… less messy than paint 😉