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DIY Pumpkin Carving With A Drill

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If you are looking for a pumpkin carving project that’s easy, a little different, and can double for great fall decor as well, pumpkin drilling is for you. You can place these all around the garden and light them with candles (careful!) glow sticks, or even those dollar store led stick up lights. While I think this is safer than using knives to carve, still be very careful using power tools, and know how your drill works and how to keep yourself safe. And if your arm gets tired, give it a rest or take turns… We drilled the pumpkins first, then scooped them afterwards. It seemed to give more stability to the pumpkin while you drill. Yes, your drill bits will get goopy… Just un-goop, and move on. :) However, if you prefer to scoop first, more power to ya! Here’s your tutorial on how to drill pumpkins!
  • pumpkin carving with power drill, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, tools
  • pumpkin carving with power drill, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, tools
Step One: Create a pattern and use painters tape to help you mark it onto your pumpkin. We used dry erase marker to make the initial marks, then punched with a skewer to make it easier to get the drill going in the right place.
  • pumpkin carving with power drill, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, tools
Step Two: Using various sized bits, we drilled straight into the pumpkin at the pre-marked spots. It helps to have someone hold the pumpkin while another person handles the drill.
  • pumpkin carving with power drill, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, tools
  • pumpkin carving with power drill, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, tools
This is a super fun project! Just make sure you are safe with the drill. More details on our blog. Stop by and check it out!

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  • Neva Dew
    Neva Dew Creedmoor, NC

    This is a great idea! The designs reminded me of the Face Book "carving" video I saw earlier today: guy shot out the holes for the facial features with his pistol. He was a good shot!

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Jupiter, FL

    These are so pretty. Who says Halloween has to be scary! I have also seen these same style pumpkins painted in pretty pastels so you can see the designs better during daylight. Thanks for sharing!

  • Susan Waidner
    Susan Waidner San Luis Obispo, CA

    I made this tower several years ago out of 3 craft pumpkins of different sizes, with 1 string of LED orange lights & use it every year!

  • Vernie
    Vernie Canada

    A very good idea n looks really good.

  • Pat whitmus
    Pat whitmus Ephrata, WA

    What a refreshingly new idea! Thanx for sharing it!

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