Pumpkin Carving 2018

October 29, 2018
Highlights - Happy Halloween

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s Halloween on Wednesday, which means it’ll also be the end of Blogtober. It’s gone by so fast and I’ve loved every second. I’m so happy I managed to complete it for the second year running! Just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your support and I hope you’ve all enjoyed it too. Anyway, over the weekend my mother and I carved our pumpkins ready for tomorrow and they came out so well! Her pumpkin is definitely the better out of the two haha but we had a lot of fun carving them and I wanted to share them both with you today.

Preparing the pumpkins

We both took inspiration from Pinterest, there are so many talented pumpkin carving artists out there! I’d love to be able to create an elaborate one with tons of detail and shading one year. I have quite a way to go until I’m at that level though haha. We chose some slightly silly looking ones rather than scary and started by drawing with a black marker on the pumpkin where we’d be carving.

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving

Carving the pumpkins

We then cut the top off and started scaping out the pumpkin guts which is definitely the worst part! I tried to cut and scrape as much as I could so that when I tipped it upside down it would all fall out in the bin. But of course, that didn’t happen so as a 25-year-old adult, I moaned and whined until my mother de-gutted my pumpkin for me haha.

Pumpkin carving

Once the pumpkins were officially de-gutted it was time to carve! Carving is surprisingly tiring. I was getting all hot and stressed and my arm was aching trying to cut out the pumpkin’s face. The eyes and the hands were definitely trickiest part and my pumpkin almost lost a finger but thankfully he survived.

Pumpkin carving

I was really happy with how he came out and decided to call him Lance. My mother named her pumpkin Rufus. They’re both pretty cute and I can’t wait to put them out Halloween night!

The finished pumpkins

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving

Let me know what you think of our pumpkins! Mum’s is definitely the neatest one, you can tell she’s had more practice than I have. I’m happy with how mine turned out though and think he looks adorable with his little hands.

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9 Comments

  • Sinéad Anna Chalke

    October 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Halloween isn’t until Wednesday sweetie x

    Sinéad x | 🌷✨
    butterfliesandboundaries.wordpress.com

    1. Hollie

      October 29, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Yup, scheduled this for the wrong day haha

      1. Sinéad Anna Chalke

        October 29, 2018 at 7:39 pm

        Oh bless you lol

  • Katie Rose

    October 29, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Love your pumpkins! I don’t know if we’ll carve any this year, but last year I did a pretty good lookin’ Cheshire Cat and I’m not sure I can top it!! (Every other year I’ve sucked haha) Pinterest have some cracking ideas though don’t they?! xx

    1. Hollie

      October 29, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you! Ahhh a Cheshire Cat pumpkin sounds amazing, bet it looked really creepy! Xx

  • Yasmine

    October 31, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Great pumpkins ! I’ll be carving mine this afternoon!

    1. Hollie

      October 31, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you and have fun! 😁🎃

  • Courtney

    November 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    You both did such a good job! These are probably some of the most adorable carved pumpkins I’ve ever seen. Too cute! I’ve never carved a pumpkin since the “guts” gross me out lol. 😉

    1. Hollie

      November 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks haha and yeah I get someone else to deal with the guts cause it’s too gross and the smell is pretty off putting but it’s such a fun thing to do! 😊

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