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Sep 29 2016
1 year ago
5:20 PM MST

FUN Pumpkin Carving Tip (Use the Stem as a Nose)

Sep 29, 2016 @ 5:20 PM MST
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Pumpkin Decorating Tip

If you’ll be decorating or carving pumpkins this Halloween, try using the stem as a nose! 🎃


All you have to do is place the pumpkin on its side and plan out the rest of the face around the stem. Popsicle sticks or toothpicks that have been cut up make cute teeth. I also used a couple decorative pebbles for the eyes.

Please note that pumpkin carving isn’t my strongest talent, which is why these overly simple designs work best for me! lol 😉


Use what you have on hand to carve or shave pumpkins…

  • I carved a circle on the opposite side of stem in order to scrape the insides and then placed a corn on the cob holder on the outside for a “handle” so it’s easy to open and shut to insert a candle or tea light.
  • A melon baller is a great tool to scrape out circular shaped eyes. Super easy to accomplish!
  • Use the end of a potato peeler to scrape out hard to reach places.

witch-painted-pumpkinIn this no-carve pumpkin example, I’ve used a white paint pen, black craft foam, and a witch headband to embellish. You could also use a witch hat! SO fun, and I also love the stem as a hook nose.

*Note: The cute witch headband can be found in store at Walgreens and lights up!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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