Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pumpkin Carving Halloween Fun!!!

Hello pumpkins! How are you all doing this week?
Who is excited that it is halloween? I have finally got around to carving my first pumpkin of the season.  I wanted to do something a little different, every year I tend to stick to pumpkin faces so I went with a design that wasn't a face for once.  I got my pumkin from Tesco for £1, most supermarkets do them pretty cheap.

I start by removing the top of the pumpkin with a small knife and begin removing the inside goop.  Once the goop is gone I work away at the fleshy parts using a spoon and upwards motions.  When it comes to carving your design, it is better if the flesh isn't too thick.

I picked out a witchy silhoutte from and printed it out.  I had to print out a few at different sizes before I got the right fit.  Cutting out my silhoutte carefully I was getting very excited (what a child ha ha).  I like to pin my design on to the pumpkin, this holds it in place better for drawing around it using a biro.  Now I am ready to carve...

What I use to carve is a stanley knife because it is small and I get the most precise cut. Overall from start to finish this little beauty took me an hour and a half.  Well worth it I think!!

Wishing you a fun and spooky Halloween from the scary version of Ashly!! 

What do you think of my pumpkin lovelies and will you be carving one?

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  1. That is so cool! I love your witch pumpkin ... I need to try and carve a pumpkin. I have never carved one in my life but keep meaning to give it a bash!! There is a tesco at the bottom of my street, I'll go and get a small one to be on the safe side. Ha.

    Laura xx

    P.s. I am hosting a Michael Kors watch giveaway on my blog this evening. If you are feeling lucky, check it out :)

  2. I have no idea how people make their pumpkins look this good. Witchcraft! (hardy har har) I always go for the triangle eyes and 3 toothed smile and even THAT gets messed up. lol


  3. It really is a lot of fun!!! I will have a look at your giveaway! sounds fab x

  4. ha ha yes witchcraft! lol. A stencil really helps lovely xxx

  5. I'm not going to lie Pumpkin carving is possibly my favourite part of halloween! I take it far to seriously though, rather competitve with my pumpkins hahaha!

  6. oh wouldn't it be fabulous winning a pumpkin carving competition!!!!

  7. Brilliant pumpkin you have there, I just posted mine too xx

  8. thank you!!! eeh I will have to take a look at yours xx


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