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{DIY} How I Carved These Cute Pumpkins!

Honestly, I've never been good at carving pumpkins. Mine always turn out looking so juvenile, it's a little embarrassing. :)

So yesterday I decided to try out pumpkin carving templates. I don't know why I'd never thought of this before, maybe because I thought they'd be hard and weren't worth the money. Well these I got for FREE from HP and they were super easy to use and look how awesome my pumpkins turned out!

Here's how I did it...

First I printed the templates from here. You can print them on HP Brochure and Flyer Paper so the templates are a little thicker and easier to manage.

Here's Lainey helping me choose which template to try first.

I cut off the top of the pumpkin and removed the seeds and pulp.

I taped the template to the front of the pumpkin, not worrying about making it look too perfect.

And here's the best part... Using a black ball point pen, I poked little holes in the pumpkin using the template as my guide.

When I took the paper off, I knew exactly where to cut... brilliant!

I used this pumpkin carving kit I found at Target. The little saw was the most helpful tool, but I still needed to use my small kitchen knife to get out the big chunks of pumpkin.

And here's how my first pumpkin turned out.

A little clean-up, some lit votive candles inside and... voila! My first two carved pumpkins of the year!

As Halloween gets closer I will definitely be doing this again. It's really simple and I loved the results!! After all these years, I now know the secret to a great carved pumpkin!

 

 

Halloween Party Wrap-Up (Part 2)

More of the frightfully great parties you threw for Halloween 2010...

Melissa T's Sweet Halloween Party

Jenni B's Mad Tea Party

Jennifer S's Office Halloween Party

Kate H's Mummy's Night Out

Corrie S's Ruby's Vampire Halloween Party

Missy D's Pumpkin Carving Party

Eileen's Costume Party

Amanda M's Pumpkin Carving Party

Halloween Party Wrap Up (Part 1)

Happy Halloween 2010! Thank you to everyone who added a fabulous Halloween party to our site. Here is Part 1 of the insane parties you've thrown!

Rose A's A Party Tea with Vampires

Kate P's Pre Trick or Treat Halloween Party

Staci G's Halloween Carnival 2010

Margarita K's Aussie Halloween

Rose Marie M's Halloween Open House Party

Daphne J's Family Halloween Bash

Kiddie Soiree Halloween Boo Bash

Jessika R's Halloween Bash

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