Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins are not just for jack o lanterns!

I love finding new ways to make gifts, and the more organic the better! During the month of October a great gift can be a carved pumpkin.

Here are two pumpkins that I carved after watching the pumpkin carving challenge on Food Network. (Isn't it funny how sitting on your couch, you can watch professionals creating masterpieces and you think...I can do that.)

4 hours later...
The eagle is made by thinning out the rind of the pumpkin. I gave it to a friend who was promoted to Colonel in the US Air Force. I used an Exacto knife, paring knife and a lemon zester. It took 2 tea light candles to light this puppy up, so next time I'll keep scraping to make the rind thinner.

My hubby is a Saints fan so I made this after the Saints beat the Colts 60 something to 7. Geaux Saints! To make this simple lantern I drew on the logo, used an Exacto knife and paring knife and then went back over the outline with a black marker.

Now, go out and create your own masterpiece!

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