Jack Russell Terrier Pumpkin Stencil

Just one look at the soulful eyes on this Jack Russell terrier stencil, and we're pretty sure you'll give up plans for an ordinary jack-o'-lantern this year. With her scruffy etched fur and her intelligent expression, this pumpkin-stencil puppy is almost as charming as the real deal. Download your free stencil today by logging in to BHG.com.

Jack Russell Terrier pumpkin

With a little preplanning, a pumpkin's natural lines can work to your advantage. For example, one side of this sweet Jack Russell terrier's face is formed by a curved, vertical line. If your pumpkin has strong vertical lines, try playing up this feature! Line up your stencil strategically to complement natural contours for extra dimension.

To carve:

1. Print out your downloadable stencil and resize with a photocopier to fit your pumpkin, if necessary.

2. Tape your stencil to the side of a hollowed-out pumpkin. Go over the stencil lines with a push pin, pricking closely spaced holes through the paper into the pumpkin's skin. Remove the paper stencil when completed.

3. Etch areas within dotted lines by using a gouge or scraper tool to remove the pumpkin's top layer. Carve areas within solid lines with a serrated knife.

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