It’s crazy, I know. But I did another pumpkin thing. (And I may have yet another thing in the works…)
You may know already that I love pretty much everything Martha-related. When the October 2013 issue of her magazine came, I was obsessed:
I just loved that pumpkin on the cover. Had to create one for myself. After printing out my template from Martha’s website, finding the perfect pumpkin – at Lowe’s of all places – and sending away for a linoleum cutter, I was all set. Then everything sat there for about a month while I did, oh I don’t know, ten thousand other pumpkin-related things.
Yesterday was the day. Plenty of time, lots of good daylight. And lots of patience apparently. It took a looooong time.
Tape template to pumpkin:
Poke holes along lines of the template every 1/4 inch, or if you are me and afraid you won’t be able to see the lines with the holes that far apart, closer than that:
Using hole-y template as a guide, carve lines with skinny linoleum cutter blade, then scrape out the inside with a fatter linoleum cutter blade:
Apparently I forgot to put the cutter in the picture. The box is in the upper right corner….
Keep going. And going. And going. Make a cup of tea. Keep going….until the whole picture comes to life:
So awesome. Then put it outside:
Such a fun and interesting twist on pumpkin carving!
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