One of the biggest Pinterest crazes I've seen this year is
in lieu of carving. The concept is relatively simple and as a mom
of boys, the thought of making something appear slightly more girly
appealed to me. Whether you're adding flowers or a candle, drilling
pumpkins can be considerably less messy with designs that are
easier to follow.
I decided to test out this pin and see if it was really as good
as it looked!
First, I started by completely cleaning the pumpkin. Next, I cut
off the top, scooped out the guts, and prepared for the drilling.
If you feel so inclined, separate those seeds and create delicious
Pumpkin Seeds. They make a great, healthy snack!
Many of the pins suggested mapping out your design with a
Sharpie and then drilling holes. I free-handed my design and then
set to work. Either way, the artistry is up to you. I've seen
drilled Jack o'lantern faces, elaborate floral designs and patterns
with the various sizes. I began drilling the holes - be sure
to completely go through. Once my design was complete, I used a
bamboo skewer to clean out each hole and then wiped the entire
pumpkin down with a Clorox wipe - a quick version of the
bleach water concept to preserve
your pumpkin for longer.
Drilling my pumpkin was fun, easy to do and created a design
that I really loved. Apart from the initial scooping, I found this
to be cleaner and the design was easier to create - no
scraping, turning, or pulling pumpkin pieces away.
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