Start off with a nice shaped pumpkin and pick the best side for placing your design on.
Take a sheet of paper, fold it around your pumpkin and mark out the outlines of the pumpkin on to the paper.
Fold the piece of paper in half at the middle. Sketch out half of the design on one half of the paper.
Fold the paper back in half and use a pin to prick through the paper around the design.
Fold it back half, your design should now be on both halves of the paper and meet in the middle perfectly.
It helps to lightly sketch over the rest of the design pin pricks, so that there's no confusion over which line goes where.
Now it's time to carve your pumpkin. It's best to cut off the lid in a zig-zag carving, so that the lid will fit in place nicely. (Remember to keep the filling to making Pumpkin Pie and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.)
Tape the design to the front of the pumpkin so that it is secured in place.
One again, pierce around the design and in to the pumpkin.
After piercing around the entire design, remove the paper to reveal a neat outline for carving on the pumpkin.
Carve out the design, place a candle in the center of the pumpkin and enjoy the warm, eery glow!