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Vine-and-Leaf-Carved Pumpkin Centerpiece

Introduction


An elegant twist on pumpkin carving, this design of vine and ginkgo leaves is the grown-up counterpart to a smiling sawtooth jack-o'-lantern. Its autumnal appeal goes well beyond Halloween -- it would make a beautiful centerpiece for many occasions, especially Thanksgiving. Make the berries with a ceramic hole cutter.

Before you begin, learn how we created these textured effects using a carve-by-color technique.

Print Vine and Leaf Template 1
Print Vine and Leaf Template 2
Print Vine and Leaf Template 3
Print Vine and Leaf Template 4

How to Light the Pumpkin

Resources 1/4-inch hole cutter and 1/2-inch hole cutter, from Ceramic Supply, 7ceramic.com.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2010

Reviews (13)

  • 20 Oct, 2010

    Thank you for this beautiful template! I can't wait to create this as a centerpiece.

  • 17 Oct, 2010

    Hello There!
    Thanks for fixing this! We are going to make this at school this week! Can't wait. Thanks for the beautiful patterns and ideas!
    Susan in Ohio

  • 7 Oct, 2010

    The fourth template is fixed! Thank you all for your patience.

  • 4 Oct, 2010

    I'm surprised you haven't resolved this problem yet. This was your Oct cover shot, so it?

  • 1 Oct, 2010

    we're working ASAP to get this up! many apologies for the delay!

  • 1 Oct, 2010

    Any chance the correct templates will be available soon? I've got my pumpkins ready for a gathering in two days and I would really like to sue this design!

  • 1 Oct, 2010

    Any chance the correct templates will be available soon? I've got my pumpkins ready for a gathering in two days and I would really like to sue this design!

  • 28 Sep, 2010

    Please hurry so we can make several of various sizes. I. also, would like to make them out of faux pumpkins.

  • 27 Sep, 2010

    Does anyone know if this technique works on faux craft pumpkins? The funkins.

  • 23 Sep, 2010

    we're working to get this up asap. thanks for your patience!

  • 22 Sep, 2010

    I agree the middle templae is missing. Pages 12 and 13 offer the same template. I would like to attempt this design. Could you please furnish the missing template.

  • 21 Sep, 2010

    The middle template appears to be missing. Page 12

  • 21 Sep, 2010

    template 3 and 4 are identical,the middle section appears to be missing,please advise.Thank you.