I have a feeling that a lot of people will be carving their pumpkins this weekend. There is absolutely nothing wrong with carving the classic jack-o-lantern with three triangles and a one-toothed smile, but it's always nice to do something a little different. Here are some tips, tricks, and tutorials on pumpkin carving and decorating that might give you some inspiration.
We'll start off easy, these pumpkins are very simple to make, but you do need some special items, like dry ice and a drill.
These pumpkins are also easy very easy to make, and includes some general tips and tricks.
Here are some ideas for more modern, fairy tale style pumpkins.
Here's an awesome idea if you don't want to deal with sharp instruments, carving, or all those pumpkin guts. I love the look of this one, and it's great to do with kids.
If you are more artistically inclined and want something a little more advanced, but not too crazy, try this tutorial.
The guy that made this video is a little quirky, to skip all the nonsense and get to the pumpkin carving part click to around 1:33.
And here is some highly advanced pumpkin art. If you can carve a pumpkin like this you're probably not reading this blog, but it's always cool to see the amazing pieces these artists create with a piece of fruit and some sharp tools.
Whether you're pushing your artistic limits a little or just spending quality time with the kids carving triangles, I hope you enjoy the weekend!