Pumpkin Carving with Your Favorite Plumbers!

Our Next Level plumbers are big fans of Fall! We’re even planning to have a pumpkin carving contest! Things have been pretty crazy this year, so keeping as many traditions as we can helps life feel a bit more normal. Some people decorate their pumpkins a day or two before Halloween, others have already carved or decorated a pumpkin at the very beginning of October. And then there’s the people who go all out decorating for Fall as well as Christmas and every other season that they love! Regardless of how you celebrate, we wanted to share some different pumpkin carving and decorating ideas for you and your family this Fall season.

Hope you enjoy!

The Carved Classic

The famous old fall back that so many of us prefer! Finding the perfect face to carve into your pumpkin can require a lot of, or barely any, thought! Whether you use a template or your imagination, it’s going to turn out different each time! Check out the faces Byron and Mollie carved last year!

The Painted Project

Not into cutting up gourds or getting messy but still the artistic type? This might be the right route for you! Painting a pumpkin will provide you with a unique canvas to create a masterpiece on! Maybe painting is a bit excessive for you? Sharpie works great too, and doodling on the pumpkin can turn into a masterpiece as well!

If you need inspiration for this painted pumpkin of yours, check out Pinterest, or Google some ideas! The options are endless!!!

The Mod Podge Masterpieces

You can use mod podge (found at any craft store, or Walmart!) to make all types of pumpkin masterpieces! You can create a vintage “paint by numbers” pumpkin, or decorate your pumpkin with pictures of your favorite fall memories! However, if you want this pumpkin to last you will want to invest in a Funkin or fake pumpkin which you can find at craft stores and most stores with Halloween decorations available!

Great Gourd Games

Want a more interactive pumpkin on display? You’re in luck! People are using pumpkins for all sorts of things these days! You can make your pumpkin into a dart board, pumpkin puzzle, or beanbag toss! Check out our board to see examples!

The Magic Mason Jar

This idea is so cute and simple! It’s sure to make all those mason jar lovers fawn over your fall artwork and want a pumpkin mason jar of their own! It’s just a few simple steps: cut off the stem of the pumpkin to create a level place for the top of the jar/pumpkin; use a tart pan as the mason jar lid, paint your pumpkin whatever color you want you mason jar to be and add on some yarn writing in the front (using a hot glue gun) to really give it that mason jar look!

The Glitter Bomb

Here comes the Mod Podge again! Once you’ve coated your pumpkin (or created the specific design you want) in this sticky glue, then find a safe place to get glitter crazy! The possibilities are endless with this, just make sure to warn any glitter hating friends or family (ahem… Byron) that there will be a glitter radius they will need to steer clear of!

Pumpkin Personalities

This is a great option if you have kids and/or want to avoid too much of a mess! No need to cut into your pumpkin unless your design of choice requires it. You can make different faces or animals by painting the pumpkin accordingly and attaching different parts to them! Get creative!

The Chiseled Look

Use a linoleum cutter to shave a design into your pumpkin! This unique style is adding a whole new dynamic to pumpkin carving! By shaving off parts and cutting others it creates different lighting effects that are sure to wow any passers-by! You can get extra creative by placing battery powered lights inside to illuminate any holes you’ve put in your pumpkin!

Diorama Display

We used to make dioramas in elementary and middle school, but now we’re discovering that everyone can join the fun with a pumpkin diorama! It is suggested you use a Funkin (fake pumpkin) for this so it lasts longer. After carving out your pumpkin to the desired style (look for ideas on Pinterest!) Spray paint your pumpkin black and cut a large hole in the front to create your diorama within!

Fall Foliage

Not sure what to do with all those fall leaves you collected? Find a white gourd or paint a pumpkin a natural white then découpage those pressed fall leaves onto your round canvas using Mod Podge!

If you are looking for templates to go along with these great ideas, countryliving.com has a ton of perfect pumpkin templates, you’ll have options galore! Don’t forget the blessing that is Pinterest either! It’s a bottomless pit of creativity!

Plumber’s Pumpkin Carving Tip!!

If you plan to put those messy pumpkin innards down the disposal, make sure to use plenty of water with it! Running your water an extra amount always helps anytime you’re using your disposal, so don’t hesitate to do so!

Hope these ideas help you feel Fall in the air! Enjoy!

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