The banner ad for Dremel up there at the top of Curbly got me longing to pull out my underused Dremel. Now there's a tool that's full of all sorts of DIY design potential, but not fired up very often. Pumpkin carving came right to mind, and before I knew it, I was face to face with the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit.
Wouldn't Rover love a pumpkin carved in his image this Halloween? Of course he would!! And it's easy too with free stencils from BHG. Choose from these favorite dog breeds: Beagle, Boxer Bulldog, Chihuahua, Dachshund, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Jack Russell Terrier,
These watermelon creations from watermelon.org take the concept of the watermelon basket to a whole new level! With forty designs to choose from (plus detailed instructions) there's something for every occasion!
The Associated Press is getting into the spirit of things with 11 downloadable pumpkin carving templates all with a campaign bent. Choose the visage of your favorite candidate or candidate’s wife (sorry, no first dude here) or the symbol of your favorite party. OR keep things apolitical with a simple get-out-the-vote pumpkin, which is the least toilet-papering provoking of the bunch.
Skip the pumpkin-gut mess and visit theoworld.com to carve a virtual jack-o-lantern. Carve free hand or with straight cuts–with accompanying pumpkin-flesh carving sounds–and then e-mail your masterpiece as a Halloween greeting. Too fun!
Okay, I tried to wait for October 1st to roll around, really, I did. But it was torture as Halloween is my favorite holiday. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe the free candy. Maybe it was one holiday that didn’t have hours and hours of church services associated with it. Anyway, I love Halloween, so when the plastic pumpkins, black and orange M & M’s and miniature haunted houses hit the shelves, I’m all over them like Augustus Gloop on a Wonka Bar.
Want something different than the same old Jack-o-Lantern this Halloween? How about an entire skeleton carved out of pumpkins? The ambitious how-to posted on Instructables by mcraghead will surely impress every trick-or-treater that sees it.
Of course such a project will produce a bunch of pumpkin guts and seeds. Here's a how-to from canida on turning said seeds into a tasty treat.
Check out this collection of extraordinary watermelon art. As they say, too pretty to eat.
Pictures courtesy of my friend Don. Thanks Don!