At home we enjoy
carving our pumpkins. There is no special technique and probably we are not
following some traditional procedure.
We are ready with
a good knife and a spoon, plus previously agreed upon temple to work on. We go ahead and remove all the meat from the
inside of the vegetable and then we using the pattern at hand or our creative
minds we cut out a proper not-so-scary Halloween face on the pumpkin. The final touch is then placing a votive in
the center of the pumpkin for the ghostly effect that we truly enjoy. Pretty straight
forward and perhaps the way most households that celebrate Halloween do it.
likely because we have no clue or passed down knowledge of what we are doing,
the process is tiring and cumbersome.
Last year we must
have done something wrong as we had some mold growing on our pumpkin's face
which a day later was nothing but a grimace.
because of it, we are looking for new ideas, and way of avoiding a monstrous mess.
We thought of
ribbon around the middle of each pumpkin (idea from Goodhousekeeping):
was stickers or foam shapes on the surface of the pumpkin:
sticking LED lights all around our pumpkin but soon ran out of lights so we
still have some work to do.
To make sure we
had something this week we worked over the weekend on painting. Here is the
result of that:
You get the idea;
the pumpkin becomes our clean canvass for your spooky masterpiece! We just need some more inspiration, I guess...
us. Share with us what you do to
decorate with pumpkins, we are eager to learn, and happy to provide some added inspiration for all the goblins out there!
Labels: DIY pumpkins, Halloween, pumpkin decorations