Twit twoo!

By GirlaboutBath • craft, tutorial • 29 Oct 2012

So it’s been a long time since I’ve updated GirlaboutBath (Getting married sort of happily took over, on which note, there will be crafty wedding tutorials to come…) but finally I am posting a crafty Hallowe’en treat: my 2012 pumpkin.

I’m slightly obsessed with owls this year so it only seemed right to use this as inspiration for my design.  Having googled ‘Owl’ designs, I came across this Pin on Pinterest and immediately got to work…

Tools needed: an apple corer, an ice cream scoop, a felt tip and a sharp paring knife.

First I cut the top circle out of my pumpkin, at an angle so it doesn’t fall in. I then used an ice cream scoop to scoop out the seeds and flesh, which I toasted/made into a Pumpkin and Ginger loaf.
I then drew my design onto the pumpkin, freehand, using a felt tip (this is wipeable which become useful for removing mistakes).  Use the apple corer to make the eyes, then carve a triangular beak with the paring knife. Lightly score the outline of your design before cutting through the flesh as this will help accuracy.
For the triangles surrounding the eyes and the wings, I lightly scored then scraped away just a layer of the pumpkin, rather than going all the way through- this adds to the detail of the picture and gives a different effect with the candlelight.
Finally pop in a tea light, pop the lid back on, and enjoy the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when people see your pumpkin creation!

My top tip: take your time! And be creative!

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