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Crafting and DIY

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Pumpkin Leaf and Tendril How-To

Steps:5
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Jack the Winker: How to Light a Pumpkin

Steps:3
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Two-Faced Pumpkin with Wall Projection

Steps:4
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Funkin Witch Carousel

Steps:8
Materials
  • Witch template
  • Printer
  • Plain printer paper
  • Pencil
  • Funkin
  • Utility knife
  • Pumpkin carving tools
  • 1/4-inch dowel cut into three 12-inch pieces
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Decorative moss
  • Black and orange glitter
  • Battery-powered light
  • Motorized lazy Susan (optional)
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Celtic Knot Pumpkins

Steps:2
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Spider Squash

Steps:5
What would Halloween be without a macabre evocation of the denizens of the night? These multilegged creatures rise up from the damp earth and moss to skitter across cold stones.
Materials
  • Dark-color squash
  • Spider template
  • Scissors
  • Keyhole saw
  • Fleshing tool
  • Masking tape
  • Awl
  • Linoleum cutter set
  • Strand of 25 miniature outdoor lights
  • Glass jar
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Nosey Pumpkins

Steps:4
It's easy to create these gawking heads. Just draw faces or print our templates, and carve.
Materials
  • Pumpkin Face templates
  • A keyhole saw or serrated knife
  • Plaster scraper or large spoon
  • Black marker and white paper or our template
  • Masking tape
  • Needle tool (from an art-supply store) or awl
  • Serrated utility knife
  • Miniature flashlights, battery-powered candles, or light sticks
  • Apple corer
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Undead Pumpkins

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween, Pumpkin carving
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Leaf-Carved Pumpkin Lanterns

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Pumpkin carving
Trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests should feel more welcome than wary ascending a staircase lit up with leaf-carved pumpkin lanterns. The pumpkins' motifs are produced using a variety of basic carving techniques. The resulting patterns are as varied as fallen leaves, which provide the only templates you'll need.
Materials
  • Fallen leaves
  • Pumpkins
  • Hole cutters
  • Tape
  • Grease pencil
  • Linoleum cutter or long miniature saw
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Witch Jack-o'-Lanterns

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Pumpkin carving, Pumpkins
Bumpy, lumpy, and greenish gray, these Hubbard squashes have the perfect complexions for making warty witch jack-o'-lanterns.
Materials
  • Keyhole saw
  • Hubbard squash
  • Fleshing tool
  • T pin or needle tool
  • Miniature saw
  • Small gourd
  • Toothpicks
  • Black paper
  • Craft knife
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Bone folder
  • Templates
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