STEPS

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SKILL LEVEL

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.

by Felipe R.

109 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

7000 Alkaline Cordless Rotary Tool

Model # 7000

ACCESSORY

191 High Speed Cutter

Model # 191

ACCESSORY

194 High Speed Cutter

Model # 194

ACCESSORY

EZ Drum™ Mandrel

Model # EZ407SA

Materials

  • 1

    Pumpkin
  • 1

    Push Pin (optional)
  • 1

    Pattern (optional)
  • 1

    Skewer (optional)

Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Step 1

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.

STEP 2

Step 2

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.

STEP 3

Step 3

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.

STEP 4

Step 4

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!

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