Pumpkin carving is a tradition loved by many, myself included. My dad was definitely the most creative carver in our house, his pumpkins often involved fake blood and a knife in the head. I always got so excited whenever I came home from school and saw the pumpkin sitting in the kitchen ready to be carved, for me it marked the start of autumn and Halloween. The first time my sister saw a pumpkin she yelled ‘big Orange!’ in delight and wanted to eat it. We remind her of this every year.
In recent years my boyfriend and I have carved our pumpkins together which has been really fun, even with the competitiveness and the arguments. So with it being Halloween tomorrow I thought I’d share with you all our pumpkins!
Neither of us are very artistic. We both spent a while browsing the internet looking for something that wasn’t too advanced. Once we’d each found one we liked we chose the best sides of the pumpkins and drew their faces with a black marker pen.
We then cut open the top and scooped the insides out until it was free of seeds and anything that would get in the way of the candle. Very carefully we followed the lines and carved the faces. I was so pleased with how they came out, usually they lose a tooth or an eye, but this year there were no casualties! After we admired our work we put a little tealight inside and turned the lights out to see the full effect.
They are definitely the best pumpkins we’ve done so far. I can’t wait to put mine out tomorrow night! Jaz’s pumpkin is currently with him in Essex and he promises to actually put his out this year and take a picture. I will put both pictures on my Instagram so make sure you are following me to see! I’m so excited for the day Jaz and I move in together so we can have more festive traditions and go completely crazy with it haha.
Have you carved your pumpkins yet? I can’t believe it’s Halloween already tomorrow, October has flown by. I only have one more Blogtober post left so keep your eyes peeled for that! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already. Thanks for reading!