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Carve a symmetrical and detailed pumpkin the easy way.

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

    Start off with a nice shaped pumpkin and pick the best side for placing your design on.

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

    Take a sheet of paper, fold it around your pumpkin and mark out the outlines of the pumpkin on to the paper.

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

    Fold the piece of paper in half at the middle. Sketch out half of the design on one half of the paper.

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

    Fold the paper back in half and use a pin to prick through the paper around the design.

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

    Fold it back half, your design should now be on both halves of the paper and meet in the middle perfectly.

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

    It helps to lightly sketch over the rest of the design pin pricks, so that there's no confusion over which line goes where.

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

    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.)

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Sketch To Pumpkin Carving - Step 8
    Step 8

    Tape the design to the front of the pumpkin so that it is secured in place.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Sketch To Pumpkin Carving - Step 9
    Step 9

    One again, pierce around the design and in to the pumpkin.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Sketch To Pumpkin Carving - Step 10
    Step 10

    After piercing around the entire design, remove the paper to reveal a neat outline for carving on the pumpkin.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Sketch To Pumpkin Carving - Step 11
    Step 11

    Carve out the design, place a candle in the center of the pumpkin and enjoy the warm, eery glow!

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CO + K User

Stinky US only has orange pumpkins, I feel like a loser
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CO + K User

Stinky US only has orange pumpkins, I feel like a loser
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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
Cool! I love this one, I was looking for something like this since last year =D, pitty I found this page a few weeks ago=S. Nice day=D
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vissie v.
vissie v. · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 4 projects
OURS IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE WHITE! HEHE!
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Yep all green, I've never actually seen a real orange one(only in pictures)
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Wow, so all of your pumpkins are green? I wonder why. Most of the pumpkins in the supermarket were green, or turning green, so I had to rake around for a nice orange one.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Coolies! Pity they don't have orange pumpkins in Australia, ours are green on the outside!
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