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Halloween Sienna Ray Styled : The Designer Pumpkin Carving How To

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It’s all in the details. The more unique the better. And matching our favorite outfit styling of mixing casual with formal / day to night / high and low we’ve taken a modern design approach to traditional pumpkin carving!

Ingredients are the usual: good group of friends, big orange vegetables, cutting & digging tools – plus a little acrylic paint for the going the extra ten yards.

Pull on your holiday spirit, roll up your sleeves, tis the season to let your creative juices flow…

 How to carve a designer halloween pumpkin!

Tips & Tricks:

Selecting Your Pumpkin:

*only one side will be seen so find a good “face” is most important

*try not to pick your pumpkin up by the stem as (like mine did!) you’ll tear the cute topper right off

Inspiration:

*think color blocking, traditional colors mixed with a pop color

Tools:

*local art store for acrylic paints and inexpensive brushes

*a couple good spoons for pulling out the guts

*thin serrated knife for detail cuts

*large sharpe knife for top and large cut outs

Design:

*can print a pic and use a toothpic to poke through creating an outline

*sharpie markers work great, soapy water can take excess off the pumpkin if you draw in error

*anything goes, think iconic rather than traditional to get the full designer pumpkin effect

Cutting + Carving:

*cut the top big enough to have plenty of room to get your hand in there to scoop out all the bits

*as a kid my favorite thing was to save the seeds and use mom’s special recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds

*make sure to keep the top/lid as this keeps the light inside

*covering the table in a plastic table cloth or even a bunch of garbage bags helps to let you get messy as ever – and I even used the covered table as my direct paint pallet

HAVE FUN, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

-Natalie xx


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