Monday, October 26, 2009

WHAT TO DO WITH THIS PUMPKIN?....Part 3

We have STACKED.....we have PAINTED.....hope your arm is strong, 'cause now we are going to CARVE!


Carve out flame pattern and use tiny white Christmas lights inside...


Left...use real pumpkin, then paint outside white...Right...carve squares,then paint ...


Paint lantern designs, then carve out appropriate place for light to shine through...


Start carving at top, near stem...then continue in a spiral pattern...so as not to cut all the way through...


Find a unique old piece to display your hard work...


Carve branch pattern through top layer of pumpkin only...


Carve a design using elements of your choice...add painting...or not...


Enlarge a letter of your choice, then print it out and using transfer paper, copy image onto pumpkin. You may then carve it out...or paint it in...


Paint your pumpkin black or dark green. Then carve out the inside completely. Carve lines of differing widths down sides of pumpkin. Set a jar with water inside the pumpkin and arrange flowers...Note smaller sunflower...


A wood ring pattern carved into the first layer only...


Transfer a leaf pattern and carve into the top layer of the pumpkin...


If you are going to do much carving...this is the tool you need. The flimsy craft carvers are not very effective if you want a very precise line...


I have actually done the initial one, and have also done one like the vase. Pumpkin season is going fast! Get to carving...or painting...or stacking!!! Enjoy!

7 comments:

Just Breathe said...

They are all so fantastic and creative. Thank you for the inspiration.

June Bug said...

Sweet Girl...can't you sleep? You were up very early this morning! Thank you for the reminders of such creative magic to make such a simple thing as a pumpkin so very beautiful. I wore my sterling pumpkin pin all day yesterday, thinking of you. I have something to give you...let me know when I can drop by at Cross Creek.

Jewel said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Makes me wish I had seen these a week or two ago. I feel like my prime pumpkin-carving time has passed, because I won't find the time before Halloween. Great ideas though!! How many of these have you done??

PS: I'm finally feeling MUCH better and I even attended two classes and chapel this morning!

Jillian, Inc said...

Love all of those ideas. Pumpkins in any form are a great reason to swoon a little. We went to a pumpkin carving party this weekend and Adam took a little pumpkin and two sweet girls carved his name. And then he cried and cried because they "chopped up" his pumpkin.

nancygrayce said...

Those are beautiful and such good ideas! I especially like the one with the flowers. But, I am not crafty! Not at all. I'm awfully glad some people are!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Love them. These are great. Sad to see so much work and then they don't last line. To bad we couldn't dry them like gords or something.

Jenna's Scribbles said...

Those are AMAZING!