Pumpkin carving and quick tips with Classic Accessories:
How to use Tracing Paper to Transfer A Design to a Pumpkin:
- Create your design on one side of the tracing paper.
- Flip the paper over and carefully trace the design on the opposite (reversed) side with a #2 pencil.
- Place the reverse side (from step 2) against the pumpkin where you would like your design to go.
- Trace your original design with a pencil or do a soft rubbing being sure to apply pressure to all lines on the design.
Preserving the pumpkin:
For those of you who don’t want to spray bleach onto your pumpkin, we’ve heard that these concoctions can work as well:
Lemon Juice and Water 1:1 ratio or Tea tree oil and Grape seed extracts
Alternative Carving Method:
Not a fan of solid lines and shapes?
Use a drill to create a pattern of holes in the pumpkin skin.
Adding dimension to the pumpkin carving:
You can create a second layer of dimension by only partially carving into the pumpkin flesh in some places and going all of the way through in others.
For fun colors when you don’t have a special candle or light, place a battery-powered tea light or lantern into the pumpkin and place a layer of tissue paper against the interior of the carved area of the pumpkin.
Instead of cutting out the stem, cut the entry hole into the pumpkin from the underside. Instead of putting a flame into the pumpkin, you have a plate to set the candle on—and only have to worry about placing the carved pumpkin around the flame.
Spend more time outdoors with your favorite pumpkin designs. Happy Halloween!