Link Love: Pumpkin Carving
September 2, 2011
I can't believe how fast the summer has gone... it's slightly depressing, but then I am really excited to dust off my boots and scarves and usher in the fall season!
October will be here in a month and it's already time to start thinking about Halloween. Ideas are popping up all over the internet, especially when it comes to new twists on carving pumpkins.
You can forget about the old simple carving techniques; this year it's all about lace and doily motifs. If that's too complicated, how about some simple polka dots or an initial pumpkin?
Check out some of these pumpkin carving ideas:
White skeleton pumpkin vase
I love the idea of shoving flowers, leaves, and berries inside a white pumpkin carved like a skeleton. So cute!
Doily stenciled pumpkin
This could be super simple, and it ends up looking really pretty. Use a doily as a stencil and some black paint or spray paint to create the look.
Lace patterned pumpkin from Martha Stewart
These pumpkins are gorgeous, but I can imagine making them would be time consuming. Martha Stewart gives a simple tutorial. It might just be worth the effort...
Initial carved pumpkins
I think these would be the easiest to make, and I love how they look grouped together. Simply buy some different types of pumpkins and carve the first initial of your last name in different fonts into each. You can print out the letters on your computer first and use them as a stencil.
Trick-or-treat painted pumpkins
Painting pumpkins is always a good way to go. I like how spooky yet “classic Halloween” these trick-or-treat pumpkins are. You can easily create stencils by printing the words out on your computer and tracing them.
Patterned pumpkin leaves
Forget about the paint and the carving altogether and make some simple pumpkin leaves! Spray fabric with starch, iron, and cut out leaf shapes. Then attach to pumpkin stems with tiny sewing pins and add some curled black wire. Simple and adorable.