Thursday, October 7, 2010

Countdown to Halloween - Oct. 7th: Pumpkin Carving

Looking to carve a Spooktacular pumpkin this year?! Here's a few websites with carving tips:

Martha Stewart - Pumpkin Carving Basics

Pumpkin Carving 101

Better Homes & Gardens Pumpkin Carving 101

And if you're in need of a great tool kit, here's the Martha Stewart kit at Macys:

Several things to keep in mind:

1. Traditional pumpkins are a classic but consider gourds and squashes too for other effects.

2. Use battery operated tea-lights or strings of lights around a jar to avoid candles and wind blowing them out too.

3. If you don't like to get messy with pumpkin carving, you can always paint and decorate a pumpkin with spooky effects.


1 comment:

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

I like the string light idea, but I've never tried it. Maybe this will be the year! Looking forward to carving some up soon! :o)