10.22.2009

Project Pumpkin underway!

I finally made it over to the pumpkin patch and went NUTS buying pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes.  I think the guy running the place thought I was completely batty!  Here's what I came home with...



I immediately sat down and put together one of the projects I posted about last week.  Here it is...

 

Isn't that the cutest?!  It was super easy.  Here's the step by step:
1.  Use a medium to large pumpkin.  Wash off pumpkin with wet cloth.
2.  Tape a stencil on pumpkin (I used W for our last name.  You could also use 3 smaller pumpkins & spell out the word BOO.  I would use no smaller than 4" stencil).
3.  With a Sharpie, trace around the stencil.
4.  Use a pumpkin carving knife or paring knife (I used a paring knife) to cut the outline of the letter.
5.  Carefully cut out just the top layer of pumpkin skin inside the traced letter.  (Beware -- the pumpkin will be a little "juicy" so don't be wearing anything too nice!)
6.  Place pumpkin in a pot, urn or other fun container.
7.  Tuck in a sprig of Fall leaves, berries or branches.
8.  Tie a raffia or ribbon bow around the stem.

I absolutely love this project, especially because it can stay up through Thanksgiving.

More to come...check back!

3 comments:

sarah said...

yes this is very cute! great job

sarah

Kendall said...

Thanks Sarah! It was so easy to put together! Hey, let me know if you have a blog. Always looking for new ones to follow!
Kendall

jenjen said...

Fun pumpkins and gourds! I love your monogrammed pumpkin - very cute!

XOXO
Jen

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