Autumn, pumpkins, Halloween, it all goes hand in hand. It’s time to get cosy, grab a cup of tea or hot chocolate and wrap up warm. As the days are getting shorter and the evenings longer, this, in my opinion, is the best time of the year for some crafting. Anything earthy, involving natural materials and possibly dark colours is perfect for this time of the year.
Well, as Halloween is in fact nearing, what could be more appropriate than some carved pumpkins. Now, to be honest, there are some real pumpkin carving champions out there who have all this down to a fine art. Unfortunately I’m not one of these people. I have to keep it fairly simple while simultaneously trying to achieve something presentable.
As I was looking for pretty rather than spooky, I thought I’d give my pumpkin a bit of a swirly (not completely dissimilar to paisley) pattern instead of a scary face.
If that’s something you might like, then read on.
here's what you'll need...
- 1 pumpkin (just to state the obvious)
- a sharp knife
- a tablespoon
- a pencil
- a drill with a small drill bit attached