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Simple instructions for carving a pumpkin.
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Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get yourself a nice healthy looking pumpkin. Don't buy it too long before Halloween. The supermarkets start selling them in September but pumpkins go off after two weeks. Carve your pumpkin only a couple of days before Halloween or it will turn brown and not look very nice.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a sharp knife and score a line about 5 inches from the top of the pumpkin right around the circumference. You can make it a jaggy line too if you like.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a large carving knife slice the top half of the pumpkin off using your scored line for guidence. Take the top off and place to one side.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 4
    Step 4

    Scoup out all the filling and seeds and place this in a bowl. Keep the filling as you can use this for my pumpkin pie recipe. You can also plant the seeds to grow your own pumpkins (I only have a window box so there is no chance of me doing this).

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 5
    Step 5

    Draw a face on the front of your pumpkin for reference. Make it as spooky or creative as you like.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut the shapes out using a sharp knife. Replace the lid and voila you're done.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fill with tealights, candles or fairy lights and watch it glow.

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robin dominguez

do you have the construction paper black cats created from wine bottles how to by chance???
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