what’s on my desk… 10.29.08
See… just an ordinary “white” pumpkin! This little guy cost me $2.59 at Nugget (much better bargain than his $5.99 buddy I purchased at Target).
Instead of cutting out the top, I lopped off the bottom and scooped out the gooey pumpkin guts with my handy little scraper.
For both pumpkins, I made crude guidelines using painters tape. For one, I did vertical lines, and for the other, it was a diagonal pattern. Then, once the holes were drilled, I cleaned them out a bit and wiped off the guts. And then I got to the fun part: adding in the holiday lights! I had a pack of orange and purple 100-light strings from Target ($2.99 each) and worked to poke each light through the holes I had drilled.
Then came the great moment of reveal! Behold the lighted pumpkins!!! Pretty snazzy huh? I think they’ll look great next to the carved pumpkins out on our spooky porch! Now if only we could decide how to carve the other 4 pumpkins!
These turned out so great! You’re so martha!
Those look fantastic! I think I may have to try this concept next year.
Too. Cool. Where do you find the time. I’m tired just thinking about you doing this stuff.
Woooooww. These are awesome… if I had a house and subsequent trick-o-treaters, I would totally be all over this project!!
Very creative. I wish I had a porch to put some lighted pumpkins on.
So cute! I love how they came out and wow, what a great price you got them at especially at the Nugget.
Those look great! I love that idea!
Oh my gosh…how creative! Easy and nice looking. Move over Martha.
i never considered power tools & pumpkins, what a great idea :)