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Pumpkin Carving!

Sew Woodsy: Pumpkin Carving!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Carving!

Obviously, I've been posting way to much this week, but I still have so many cool Halloween projects to post about and need to get them all in by Sunday!!!

One of Mr. Woodsy's favorite things to do during the month of October is carve pumpkins. Typically he will carve anywhere from 3-5 pumpkins. But this year due to our extremely warm weather in the South he only had a chance to carve one pumpkin! I knew I wanted a small pumpkin for my skeleton pumpkin holder and I knew I wanted the skeleton cut out from the Pumpkin Carving Solutions Cricut Cartridge!

If you love to carve pumpkins, please go invest in a deluxe scraper scooper. We bought one after Halloween last year and Mr. Woodsy literally did one spin around our small pumpkin and he had ALL the guts out of the pumpkin. Never once had to pull the guts out with his hands... no mess or fuss! Super easy, clean, and convenient!

Mr. Woodsy had scene some black pumpkins that I sent him on the Martha Stewart site and he was determined to paint at least one pumpkin black! So he did... He used a basic black flat water based latex paint (like you would use to paint on the wall). He painted it evenly once and let it dry.

Once it was dry, he cut a hole at the top and scooped out the guts.


I cut out the skull and cross bones at around 4.5 inches and then we taped it onto the pumpkin. Mr. Woodsy traced the pattern, then began cutting. 


Here is the finished product!!!

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7 Comments:

At October 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM , Blogger AllieMakes! said...

That is pretty freaking awesome!
You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

 
At October 31, 2010 at 4:34 PM , Blogger Anngela's Pretty Little Things said...

It looks just like my pumpkin!! I did a girl skull though with a ribbon :) & didn't use a stencil--pretty challenging!! haha

 
At November 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

That is one cool skeleton pumpkin holder!

 
At November 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM , Blogger LBT said...

Very cool Katie! We have the same skeleton guy and we did the same exact thing! But......he never got his face. Total bummer!!! Yours turned out so good. Thanks for sharing.
A
LBT
http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

 
At November 4, 2010 at 11:06 PM , Blogger Moogie said...

I'm your newest happy follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

 
At November 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM , OpenID lettinglifeunfold said...

That is fabulous!!! (visiting from LambAround)

 
At November 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM , Blogger LambAround said...

LOL! The pumpkin is great, but that giant rat (with all those nipples!) really just cracks me up :)

 

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