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