Pumpkin Carving 101

Hi guys!

Today we are throwing it back to 2015 blogging with a DIY. I haven’t done one of these in so long & yet there’s an entire section I have devoted to DIYs. I honestly love crafting & using Pinterest for ideas, I just usually don’t have a ton of time. BUT since it’s fall, I made the time to carve a pumpkin! It was actually my first time ever & I’d have to say it didn’t go too bad! I actually had to look up the steps to carve a pumpkin (yikes) so I thought I would help you guys out & do a little how-to if you’re just as unsure as I was. 

For mine, I made a cat, but you can do whatever design you want! The steps are the same no matter what you decide to do with it. 

1.) Pick out a pumpkin.

The larger the better if you’re new at this whole thing.

2.) Wash the pumpkin.

3.) Use a sharpie to draw a circle around the top & then cut out the circle using a sharp knife. 

4.) Clean out all of the insides & save the seeds for a recipe! 

I used a combination of a spoon & a knife for this step & it worked pretty well. 

5.) Draw your design. 

This is where you get to be creative! 

6.) Carve out your design using a sharp knife or similar tool.

Depending on how fancy you get, you might need some power tools, but I would suggest not going for that right away, because this is just pumpkin carving 101. I used a knife & it worked fine! 

7.) Clean out any excess pumpkin & seeds.

8.) Put a battery powered candle inside & TA-DA!!