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Celestial Pumpkins - step by step

Posted by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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Celestial Pumpkins

Tools and Materials

  • Pumpkins of varying sizes 
  • Tiny white string lights
  • Drill with 1/4-inch bit 
  • Knife 
  • Fleshing tool (No. FT453
  • Black tape
  • Celestial Pumpkins

    Add twinkle to your fall nights with these magical pumpkin lanterns. Instead of carving traditional faces, drill tiny holes into each pumpkin. Use strings of tiny white lights to illuminate the pumpkins, creating star-studded globes sure to delight any ghost or goblin.

  • Step 1

    Turn a pumpkin on its side, and use a knife to carve out a circular opening in the bottom. Make the opening large enough so your hand can fit comfortably through it. Use a spoon to remove the flesh and seeds. With a serrated loop tool, scrape away the pumpkin's inner wall until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Turn the pumpkin right side up.

  • Step 2

    Drill holes using a 1/4-inch bit; use tape as a guide for a uniform pattern, or make randomly spaced holes.

  • Step 3

    Insert a string of lights through the bottom, and place one bulb in each hole, pushing the bulbs through so they protrude slightly. Tuck the remaining lights into the pumpkin, and turn the pumpkin right side up with the light string's plug running out from the bottom.

by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Oh those are so cute.. I saw them on Martha Stewart a year or 2 ago

mrsnoble2004
by ♥Arlene♥ on Sep. 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM

neat

bugayfamilyof4
by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Those are so pretty !!!!

Starleet
by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

LOVE!

Meltopia529
by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM

 I love this idea!!! I'm gonna try to make one.

aneela
by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 9:42 PM

yay

Quoting Meltopia529:

 I love this idea!!! I'm gonna try to make one.


hc_ac_jc_nc
by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 9:46 PM
I wanna do it but where we live no one would see it :-/
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mrsnoble2004
by ♥Arlene♥ on Sep. 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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Don't let that stop you. You'll see it. I live at the end of a dead end road and I don't let that keep me from decorating. =)

Quoting hc_ac_jc_nc:

I wanna do it but where we live no one would see it :-/


LivinDeadGurl
by Maranda on Sep. 22, 2011 at 11:10 PM

How cute!

Love060708kids
by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Those are cute!

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