This year, a few weeks ago we actually checked out a pumpkin patch and acquired a couple pumpkins ^^
Pumpkins sat around for a few weeks before we finally decided that I should carve it before it gets too close to our actual move ^^;
Was somewhat on schedule :P had a few ideas but settled on this impromptu one, started with the smaller pumpkin (which I picked) Husband actually picked one about the same size as mine at first, but he changed his mind and went for a bigger one ^^;
Yes, very important to have a doll around lol!
Paste on the design you intend to carve on the pumpkin.
By the time I’m done, it was already dusk — just in time to light some candles in the pumpkins!
The finer carving didn’t show up as well, probably should try to carve it a bit deeper? I left the top part open so that smoke can escape :3
I was initially trying to carve a happier mouth shape but it didn’t work out so I shaped it into the “o” shape, probably more fitting for Halloween? :)
The Pumpkin carving kit came with a booklet with a bunch of patterns (which I did not use) and a booklet which included tips on how to carve and on pumpkin care, along with a pumpkin pie recipe ^^ I’ll be wrapping these 2 in saran wrap and leaving them in the fridge when it’s not being lit ;)
ETA: thanks Danny for the hijack :)
Do you carve pumpkins for Halloween? Any photos or tips to share? :3 My hands smell like pumpkin now ^^;