Actual text conversation between my husband and me:
Me (in innocent texting voice):R u still at the grocery store? Can u pick me up a big, round pumpkin?
Him: Stop. You have a problem. I may do a pumpkin intervention.
Suffice it to say, he came home with just the milk and eggs.
I can’t help it. I just love decorating pumpkins. I wanted to do a tutorial (as promised in my earlier post) on carving with my Dremel tool. So when Brian came home empty handed, I was disappointed…for about a minute. And then I remembered I had an extra foam pumpkin I could work on!
Here’s how it went:
First, I downloaded some clip art that I liked and printed it on my ink jet printer.
Next, I gathered my supplies.
To get my witch onto the pumpkin, I layered a piece of Saral paper on the pumpkin, topped it with the design, and taped them both to the pumpkin. Don’t worry about being perfect. It’s hard to get a flat sheet of paper to go up against the round pumpkin. Luckily, you don’t have to be very fussy.
Using the ballpoint pen, I traced the design on the paper. When I removed the paper, the red backing of the the Saral paper stayed on the pumpkin.
I’m ready to bring out my bad boy, Dremel.
I first worked on the outline making sure to stay as steady as possible.
Then I moved inward to carve out the rest of the design.
Voila! Here she is:
And here’s how she sits, now on my porch.
And this is what sits across her, on the other side of my entryway: