As creative as I want to be with pumpkin carving, I just don’t have the skill when it comes to the real carve-all-the-way-through, pop-in-a-candle kind of carving. So I’ve accepted my shortcomings and adapted. I used to carve linoleum blocks in school for printmaking and still have my Speedball carving tool and thought it might be fun to try doing a shallow carving with that. This is my second year carving a pumpkin this way and I love it! The […]
My sister loves to receive real mail in her real mailbox and loves the unconventional surprises the most. So I thought it would be fun to try and mail her a pumpkin with a little message on it. It was a success, and albeit a little pricey at $6, totally worth it to get her excited phone call. I didn’t even sign my name or provide a return address, but she knew it was me. Success all around.
This is super simple to do with a $1 sparkly snowflake ornament from Target and red & white baker’s twine. The key to perfect spacing is making sure the strings are very tightly tied together in the back. Start with the middle and the other 2 are easier.