I think aside from haunted houses, pumpkin carving has got to be my favorite Halloween activity. It gives you a chance to be a little artistic and the actual carving is actually pretty calming. The funny thing is the last 3 years I went out and bought my pumpkins and the pumpkin carving kit, but never ended up carving them. Pretty lame! I blame it on being so burnt out from work 😉
Anyway, this year I was bound and determined to carve some pumpkins and even included it on my Fall Bucket List. I can never settle on the basic designs and always want to do something challenging. A few years back I did Chucky and Freddy Krueger. They turned out pretty dang awesome! This year I wanted to do another horror monster/villain. I finished reading IT by Stephen King a little over a month ago and watched the remake (Awesome by the way) and figured why not do Pennywise!
My Pennywise pumpkin carving:
I’ve used Zombie Pumpkins in the past to get my stencils and so I went there again to find my Pennywise stencil. They have a ton of really cool designs for different pumpkin carving skill levels. There are a ton of other ones that I still want to try out and might go and get a few more pumpkins. Why not?
My least favorite part of using stencils is poking the holes for the outline. It’s such a pain in the butt and the paper always ends up sliding around. There were a couple of sections that I ended up not doing correctly and ended up free handing. Not only does the paper keep sliding, makes my fingers hurt using that little stabby tool LOL.
I’m not going to go into too much detail because pumpkin carving is something I’m pretty sure at least most of you have done. If not, then go out and do it. I do want to say that I’m super proud of how this one turned out even though it doesn’t perfectly match the stencil. Before I lit it up, I didn’t think it was going to be very good, but OH EM GEE! I love it!
Usually, when I do my pumpkin carving, the insides go to waste. This year I wanted to try to use every bit of it. I’ve got a couple more pumpkin related posts coming your way! Stay tuned.
P.S. If you’ve carved any pumpkins so far this year, share them in the comments! I want to see 🙂