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Pumpkin Basket How-To

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2006


  • Pumpkin

  • Grease pencil

  • Tape

  • Awl

  • Keyhole saw

  • Floral foam

  • Flowers


  1. If your pumpkin is not lopsided enough, cut an angle into its bottom to make it so. Measure halfway up pumpkin, and draw around its circumference with grease pencil (the line should be parallel to your work surface). Enlarge templates, and tape in place.

  2. Use an awl to poke holes along templates.

  3. Use keyhole saw to cut out one side of pumpkin along handle dotted line and circumference. Hollow pumpkin, scraping inside clean. Cut out other side. Cut along circumference to finish pattern. Use floral foam inside basket to arrange flowers.

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