Pumpkin Carving 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
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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