Pumpkin Carving Design Ideas

Pumpkin Carving Design Ideas

The secret is to start with a healthy pumpkin.  My Litmus test for a good pumpkin is a healthy stem, and a firm bottom.

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Scary Pumpkin Carvings

 Scary PumpkinFunny Pumpkin Carvings

What a lot of work went into creating these frightening pumpkin lights.

Frankenstein Pumpkin MonsterFunny Ghostly Pumpkin Picture

Funny Ghostly Pumpkin Picture

May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future's veil and show
What fate now holds for you.Pumpkins skull

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Scary Pumpkin Face Design

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Famous Pumpkin Carvings

Pumpkin carvings

Are you able to determine the celebrity character shown by Will and Guy? [above] These pumpkins have been carved by gardener David Finkle

Rather than carving out the traditional sinister smiles on his prized fruit for Halloween, gardener David Finkle is busy carving out the faces of his favourite stars for decorative "jack-o'-lanterns." David, 30, has carved out the faces of X Factor judge Simon Cowell, glamour model Jordan and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown on the fruits of his labours which grow on his small holding in Chelmsford, Essex, England.

Other celebrity pumpkins he has completed include singer Amy Winehouse, Manchester United and England soccer player, Wayne Rooney, Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, Michael Jackson and US president Barak Obama. Pumpkin Celebrity

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Pumpkin Ghost Rider based on 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'Pumpkin Ghost Rider

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' (1820) has spawned generations of headless horseman with pumpkins at Halloween.  As you can imagine from the above picture, the story tells of a suitor being killed by a headless horseman.

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Lovely Pumpkin Wall Lanterns

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Pumpkin Carving Tip

Before you cut the lid of the pumpkin visualise how to stop the lid falling in later.  This means angling the edge of blade to get a cone shape which bevels away from the middle.

Actually, a saw works better than a knife for removing the lid, cut slowly and gently.

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From One Pumpkin to Another!

A co-worker asked Abegale, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'

Abegale replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.

He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.  Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'

This was passed on to us by another pumpkin called Joe Muise.  We liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in our patch.  Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins.

Pumpkin and Halloween Stencils

Here two pumpkin stencils which you can print out, the pictures enlarge if you click on them.

Pumpkin Stencil for HalloweenHalloween Stencil Witch

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Pumpkin Carving Tips

  • Draw your pumpkin design with a water-based marker, it makes it easier to correct mistakes.
  • Cut the top off with a serrated metal saws.  Naturally, carve away from your body.  Slow steady saw strokes produce the best effect.
  • To prevent the lid from falling into the pumpkin make sure that the outer diameter is bigger than the inner.
  • Carve the design features closest to the equator first and work outwards.
  • Check the height of the candle, you don't want the flame near the top of the pumpkin.
  • A neat trick is preserve the coat by smearing with petroleum jelly or vegetable oil and cover your pumpkin with a damp cloth when it's not on display. 

Ideas For Fashion Pumpkin DesignsFun Halloween Fashon Knit

Crochet Mask
Here is a 'Sweet Satisfaction' crochet pattern which is a skein-and-notion-holder, inspired by the sugar skulls traditionally served for El Dìa de los Muertos.

Pumpkin Fashion Bag
45 free Halloween patterns that you can knit or crochet such as this crochet pumpkin candy bag and the knit skull candy bag.  See more on Pumpkin fashion

Witch DollFun Halloween Fashon Knit

Fun witch doll for Halloween

 

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