Fall is here and you need to get with the program! I already have my pumpkins from Schramm’s and needed some cool pumpkin carving ideas so I wanted to share what I found with you, my friends.
I’m a bit of a pumpkin-purist; for my entire life I have only used a knife to carve a pumpkin. No glitter, paint, extra pumpkin parts, etc. allowed on my watch! Well, that’s just apparently lame so this year I will be doing all of that to compensate!
Just kidding about my pumpkin looking like that. Seriously though, what seems to be big the past few years is the whole; print out a picture then scrape it off/cut out the stencil. This will give you a solid design except we all know how you did it so now it isn’t impressive anymore. See below for examples:
I also noticed that carving many layers like sculpting clay on FaceOff is popular and reallllllly impressive except I am not that talented so let’s just skip the Predator Pumpkin this year ok.
Easier and fun ideas that still will make your neighbors take note include painting, carving out-of the box ideas, and gluing things to your pumpkins. I really like the lace design, which is easily accomplished by spraypainting over a doily (do you know what a doily even is??) or a strip of lace. Do NOT use your girlfriends Victoria’s Secret panties, I am warning you!!!
I thought this Apple inspired carving, taking off almost half of the pumpkin, was a clever idea my Steve Jobs loving friends will appreciate.
If you are confident with a drill, take a shortcut and make holes all over your pumpkin. Wrap Christmas lights from the inside through the holes and bam! Fancy.
Think out of the pumpkin here, a round (or oblong) shape could be almost anything! Use your imagination.
Have you tried any of these ideas before? Plan to this year? Let me know in the comments!