Vine-and-Leaf-Carved Pumpkin Centerpiece
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2010
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.