Happy Halloween everyone! We hope that you have a spooky good day!
We have a special guest blogger today, Kristin, from Wife Of Wimsey. Kristin wanted to share a fun tutorial today on how to carve your own foam pumpkin! These pumpkins are great… they last year after year and you can customize away. And yes, YOU can make your very own too!
Let’s get started…
You will need:
– A FOAM pumpkin to carve (no real pumpkins)
– Walnut Hollow Professional Hot Knife
– Straight pin with a large head
– Name or shape you wish to carve on regular paper, cut or printed to size
Here’s the how to:
First, create a design for your pumpkin.
You can print your design off on your computer, or use your Cameo or other die cutting machine to cut out a shape you wish to carve. Kristin decided to carve her son’s name here.
Keep in mind, the larger your design, the larger pumpkin you will need. Though you can get intricate detailed cuts, you may want to save those for real pumpkins! Trim your design down so it fits comfortably on your pumpkin.
Tape your design to your pumpkin:
Next you will want to take your straight pin and follow along the lines of your template and poke holes into the pumpkin. This will transfer your design onto your pumpkin and give you a template to follow with your Hot Knife.
TIP: If the letters have closed off sections (like B’s, D’s, O’s, etc.), you’ll need to make sure that you leave a stem to hold that section in place, otherwise you will be missing the centers of your letters.
Next: Play “Connect the Dots!” This is by far the longest and most tedious part of process. Take your time cutting, the knife is VERY hot.
There are so many possibilities! And they turn out great!
I just wanted to give a BIG thank you to Kristin for sharing her know how with the Hot Knife and pumpkin carving! The Hot Knife can carve foam and plastic. This is a great tool to get your hands on!
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