Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

  • Difficulty
    Easy

Introduction

Easily add Halloween spirit to your home with a festively carved pumpkin. Even the most detailed designs can be accomplished when carving a pumpkin with a Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool.

You need
  • Pattern
  • Pumpkin
  • Push Pin (optional)
  • Skewer (optional)
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

Tracing pattern on pumpkin

First, if you decide to use a pattern rather than freehand your design, trace along its edge with a washable marker or perforate along the design with a skewer. We chose the perforation technique and found that the easiest way to adhere the pattern to the pumpkin was to secure it with a push pin. Then follow along the pattern, pushing holes into the pumpkin with the skewer.

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Step 2

Carving pumpkin with Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool

Now we are ready to begin carving! Using your Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool on high speed and a Dremel Carving and Engraving accessory, (we used Dremel accessory #191) begin engraving the design into the pumpkin by following the pattern laid out by the perforations.

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Step 3

Carving pumpkin with Dremel accessory

Once you outline your design, etch away any larger spaces you wish to add a glow to with a Dremel High Speed Cutter. We used accessory #194.

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Step 4

Smooth out with sanding bands

Finally, simply smooth out any bumps in your design with a Dremel sanding band accessory. We used the EZ Drum Mandrel. Your pumpkin is now ready to shine anywhere festive decorations are wanted!