Carved Foam Pumpkins

These are our current crop of pumpkins. Each year, my husband adds eight to the collection.

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  1. We purchase your carvable pumpkins at Michaels. Remember they have the 40% off coupons! Sometimes they are on sale.
  2. Free patterns and stencils are on-line at many sites. Just google free pumpkin patterns. We generally gets a pattern book at Michaels. It includes all the tools you will need.
  3. Use a push pin to punch the pattern onto the carvable pumpkin.
  4. After carving the pumpkin, trace around a quarter coin on the bottom back of the pumpkin and cut a hole for the light.
  5. The dollar store carries the single bulb light with the cord. They are for the porcelain Christmas houses.
  6. We use a timer to display the pumpkins in the morning for the commuters and the evening.
  7. Each pumpkin is stored in an individual box throughout the year. It may seem like a lot of money invested, but you only carve once and many of our pumpkins are over ten years old.

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By Tedebear

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October 18, 20070 found this helpful

This is an awesome idea. I have 5 children this is a way they can all help decorate our "haunted yard" Thanks for sharing!

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October 18, 20070 found this helpful

Wow! That is impressive. Thank you for sharing

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October 19, 20070 found this helpful

Don't pumpkins dry out? I wouldn't mind carving my own but I don't know much at all about it. How can I get more information?

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October 28, 20070 found this helpful

Tried and LOVED it !! Thanks for the idea !!

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

This look great. I was wondering if you know any where I can get these pumpkins now. I'm getting married on Halloween and want to get an early start on my carving. Anyways thanks so much!

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