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Celestial Pumpkins - step by step

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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
Replies (11-14):
mom2gr8tgirls
by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 8:52 AM
I'm totally gonna try this!
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aneela
by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM

yay

Quoting mom2gr8tgirls:

I'm totally gonna try this!


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mandksmommy
by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 9:02 AM

very cute!

LovelyLauren55
by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Very neat! Ill have to show this to my DH, hes the crafty one in the family, lol

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