While Jack o’ lanterns are always nice, sometimes it’s fun to bring a little more character out of the pumpkin by doing an intricate pattern; in this example I’m using Bruce Springsteen. Continue reading
It’s getting close to pumpkin carving day, so thought I’d share a few pumpkin carving tips I’ve picked up throughout my carving years. Continue reading
As someone who has carved more than 1,000 pumpkins over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at picking out which ones will make the best carvers. So here are a few tips for choosing the perfect pumpkin. Continue reading
I’m probably not actually quite as obsessed with the Hunger Games as I appear to be (I save that for Legend of the Seeker), but I have to admit that I am having a lot of fun with the mockingjay symbol. I realize it’s not exactly a Halloween image, but I couldn’t resist. It was so perfect, it was just screaming to be carved.
To make the pattern, just print out a black and white image of the mockingjay symbol, then add an extra circle around the entire pattern, leaving in the black and cutting out the white.
This is a slideshow of the 220 pumpkins my brother, sister, and I used to carve for our annual end of the harvest Pumpkin Fest; everything from witches and skeletons to Lord of the Rings and Jimi Hendrix. We’d also go crazy decorating our house with anything we’d seen in a magazine. (Yes, we were kind of insane back then). Unfortunately everybody in the family got busy and we had to stop having the Pumpkin Fests due to lack of time. It sure was fun though.
Originally published October 18th, 2012 by Amber Reifsteck