Pale pumpkins, such as 'Long Island Cheese,' work best with open-worked designs.
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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut a hole at the bottom of pumpkin with keyhole saw.

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Step 2

Clean the inside of pumpkin with fleshing tool, removing seeds, pulp, and fibers.

Step 3

Wrap masking tape around circumference of pumpkin to serve as a guide.

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Step 4

Using a metal tube, punch a band of equidistant dots.

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Step 5

Using additional tubes, punch a repeating design, continuing until band is complete.

Step 6

Remove tape. Punch a mirror-image design below the existing one and shifted over slightly so that the pattern appears to undulate.

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Step 7

Wrap lights evenly around jar, securing strands with tape so lights don't touch. Set pumpkin over jar.

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