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How to Carve Initials Into a Pumpkin

Want a Halloween pumpkin that's a bit more sophisticated? We'll show you the steps to carve an initial into your pumpkin.

Fri, 25 Jan 2013|

This Halloween, make your mark on your pumpkin decorating. Monogrammed with your initial, these pumpkins will become your signature welcome note. For this technique, head to your computer and print out the letter you wanna carve. We chose H. Try out different fonts and pick a size that suits your pumpkin. Head to your pumpkin and select the prettiest side for your initial. Tape your printout in place to use as a pattern. Next, it's time to transfer the pattern and it's so easy. Just use a large pin to prick holes to the paper and into the pumpkin skin. Following the outline of the letter, space the holes about 1/8 of an inch apart. When the letter shape is completely outlined, remove the tape pattern. Now, start carving. Using a small knife for carving tool, follow the pattern outline to cut the openings that form your letter, and that's it. Set your carved pumpkin out to show off your monogram style.