It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin carving time… These are my favorite pumpkin carving ideas.
First you need to choose the perfect pumpkin!
Choose a firm pumpkin.
To determine pumpkin freshness, turn it over and push the bottom. If it feels as though the pumpkin is giving in, this means that the pumpkin is not fresh. For carving, you want to choose the firmest and freshest pumpkin possible.
Make sure you choose a pumpkin that does not have little holes, any mold growing on it or tears. These are all signs that the pumpkin is not fresh.
Choose a pumpkin with consistent coloring all around.
A green stem also indicated pumpkin freshness. Choose a pumpkin with a firm, green or greenish stem.
Place your pumpkin on a flat surface to make sure that your pumpkin will sit flat once it is carved.
Now on to the carving!
To get inspired, check out these awesome pumpkin carving tips and tutorials.
I heart this Pumpkin Carving 101 list from The Nest.
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You just need your favorite cookie cutter and a rubber mallet. Place your cookie cutter where you’d like to add the form or shape to your pumpkin, hammer and remove. Voilà, easy peasy!
These sweet carved pumpkins have me feeling all the feels. These are seriously adorable.
A freaky friday cat pumpkin carving from the Pet Project Blog.
If you’re feeling like trying something a little fancier, you can check out this 7 Creative Pumpkin-Carving Concepts list from Woman’s Day.
I love the frog choir!
How are you going to carve your pumpkin this Halloween? I want to seeeeee!
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