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Two-Faced Pumpkin with Wall Projection

In case its startling greeting didn't scare you, this pumpkin also projects a leering visage onto the wall behind it.





  1. Step 1

    Cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, hollowing until the flesh is 1/2 inch thick.

  2. Step 2

    Photocopy face and BOO! templates to desired size; cut out. Tape templates to opposite sides of a large pumpkin, and trace shapes by poking holes with an awl; remove templates. 

  3. Step 3

    Use a narrow linoleum cutter to carve greeting, scraping off pumpkin skin. Cut out facial features with a miniature saw.

  4. Step 4

    After carving the front and back of the pumpkin, position it near a wall; you may need to experiment with the placement to get the right ghostly effect.



Reviews (3)

  • nilongvyas 21 Oct, 2014

    How does it project? Just by putting a candle in it?

  • KimmyT 14 Oct, 2011

    Nevermind, I got it - it's not cut through, it's just etched.

  • KimmyT 14 Oct, 2011

    Any secret to getting the cut out pieces to float in the middle of the letters? (the semi-circles in the B, and the circles in the O's)