A few carved pumpkins that I've made over the years

The craft store sells these realistic styrofoam pumpkins, and you can carve them with an exacto knife if you're patient. So each year I end up succumbing to the lure of creating ever-more complex pumpkins. The first year I made Riley's Spiderman pumpkin and a Thomas the Tank Engine pumpkin for Casey. Then it was the Tree of Life one. Last year I made a tiger pumpkin and a mother bear and cub one, and gave them as gifts to Les and Ardyn. I should have taken pics, I guess.

  • Brandon Goldman 9y

    These are awesome, I hate so much every year to see my "masterpiece" rot away. I'll hit the craft store this year first, perhaps with not nearly the results your steady hand has.

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  • Sara Figal 9y

    holy cow! this isn't just the work of patience, these are astonishing!
  • boosmommy 8y

    fantastic!! I love carving pumpkins .I enter in a contest at our campsite every year..but these my dear blow away anything I have ever seen....Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all... they are going in my favorites!!!
  • St0ney 7y

    Wonderful carvings !
    Love the two cats.

    Regards
    www.stoneykins.com
  • lisa / lilli 7y

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe love HALLOWEEN ♥, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.
  • tropicalart77 (Tammy Dial Gray) 7y

    You are brilliant at this! I love them all!
  • k lala 7y

    just beautiful - want to go to your house on Halloween :)
  • Some call me Munsie 7y

    I have been wondering if you can carve the "craft" pumpkins. It appears you can, thanks for the heads up. I'll go get one tomorrow and see it will work for my style...
  • Beckett Gladney 7y

    Hey, Muddyrabbit, just watch which type of craft pumpkins; some are way thicker than others and don't carve as well. I found mine at Michael's Craft Stores. Also, I'm not at all sure that you could do surface carving (not cutting all the way through) like you've done on your beauties; the styrofoam is probably not light translucent like real pumpkins, though I confess I haven't tried that technique. Good Luck and let us see what you come up with!
  • Susan 7y

    BEAUTIFUL!!! You're amazing!
  • dramafreezone 7y

    wow the one with the cats on the window is awesome the other two of course are awesome too but i loved the cat....wow you are talented!!! and must have a lot of patience :) HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2008!!
  • Nikki Smith 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called no etsy allowed, post 1 comment 1, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
    please become a member of our young and expanding group and post all your special "not for sale" projects.
  • Progress - really? 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called HALLOWEEN HORROR, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Laura Deal 6y

    these are cool :-)
  • darlenedurette 2y

    I remember the first time I saw these. It has been seven years now! I loved them then and love them just as much now! I saved cats in the moonlight as my background and I must have lost he picture over the years so I tried to find you again and I did! That is GREAT! I am so intrigued with that carving I wanted to find it again! I have never forgotten anything about it so I had to find it! I love to just look at it and dream.
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