How To Etch Leaves Into Pumpkins With a Rotary Tool
This elegant pattern works all season long, from Halloween to Thanksgiving!
Skill Level: Beginner
Estimated Time: A few hours
Estimated Cost: $ of $$$$$
Tools and Materials
- Pumpkin carving tools
- Washable marker
- Dremel pumpkin-carving kit (optional)
Download the ginkgo pattern. Resize the design on your printer or a photocopier to suit the size of your pumpkin and cut out the pattern.
Tape the pattern to the pumpkin. Use a washable pen to trace around the pattern. Feel free to alter the pattern by adding design elements of your choice.
Using your pumpkin-carving tools, carefully cut along the pattern lines. For the leaves, cut from the base of the leaf and taper towards the outer leaf edge.
Wash off any leftover marker lines.
Prolong the life of your pumpkin by shaving instead of carving the ginkgo leaf pattern.
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