How To Carve A Pumpkin - Excel Blades

Crisp air and chilly nights can only mean one thing, it is spooky season! So, grab your pumpkin spiced latte and let’s get festive! What better way to decorate for the season than with a jack-o-lantern?  There are a ton of pumpkin ideas and designs to help spruce up your home or steps for the holidays. Pumpkins are a staple during the autumnal season. Whether you are looking for pumpkin painting ideas, scary pumpkin faces to carve, or just some pumpkin decorating ideas this gourd has got you covered all season long.  
We wanted to show you an easy pumpkin carving tutorial that will be fun for you and the kids!  We have all the diy pumpkin carving tools you’ll need to create perfect Halloween decorations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to carve an easy pumpkin face into your pumpkin with our tools.  Not only can you carve a real pumpkin with our tools, you can also carve a Styrofoam pumpkin with them too!  To create this cute pumpkin carving design, you will need:
- Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Stencil
- Tape

Step 1: Grab your K5 Handle and #27 Saw Blade.  Insert the saw blade into the top of the pumpkin and carve out the stem.


Step 2: Remove all the pumpkin guts. 
Tip: For an added treat, put the pumpkin seeds to the side.  Wash them, let them dry, and then roast them in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and salt.

Step 3: Grab the stencil you have chosen to carve into your pumpkin.  Tape the stencil to the pumpkin so it doesn’t move.


Step 4: Now, grab your pounce wheel and start tracing the outline of your design.
Tip: This is important because it will help guide you when carving out your design. 
Step 5: Once you have traced the design, remove the stencil and tape from your pumpkin.
Step 6: Using your K5 handle and #27 saw blade, start carving along the perforations made with your pounce wheel. 
Step 7: Next, grab your large round router and smooth out the inside edges of the eyes.
Step 8: Then, grab your small V router and smooth out the smaller parts you carved.
Step 9: Using your #26 whittling blade, smooth out the thinner areas you carved in the pumpkin.
Step 10: Once you have finished smoothing out all the edges you carved, put the stem back on top of your pumpkin. Voila, you have now carved your pumpkin! 
Now that you have finished carving your pumpkin, place it anywhere for decoration.  You can even add a candle inside the pumpkin to make it glow at night.  SPOOOOOKKKKKYYYYYY! 
We hope you enjoyed carving your pumpkin as much as we did!  Don't forget to show us how you DIY by tagging us on Instagram at excelblades and  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more DIY projects and tips on our tools.

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