Don't worry if the round "drips" from these stencil letters turn out a little jagged after carving -- there's a tool for that! Skim ragged edges with a triangular-head clay-modeling tool to reshape rough patches. Look for this tool in art supply stores.
1. Access the pumpkin stencil by clicking above and logging in to BHG.com. Print the stencil and place it against the smoothest, flattest side of your cleaned-out pumpkin. Secure it in place with clear tape.
2. Use a needle tool to insert holes along the stencil lines, piercing pin marks in the pumpkin. (Note: For the most detailed results, space holes approximately 1/8 inch apart.) Tear off the printed stencil after transferring the pattern.
3. Saw along the needle holes with a skinny woodcutting knife or specialty pumpkin-carving knife. (Tip: Carve sections from the center outward for less risk of breakage.)
4. Press on carved sections from inside the pumpkin to dislodge them and highlight your message by placing a battery-operated candle inside.