Carving pumpkins wasn’t really a thing growing up in Australia, so when I moved to London I couldn’t wait for Halloween to roll around so I could put my best Pinterest-inspired pumpkin carving skills to work.
It didn’t take long to discover that 1. It’s bloody hard and 2. It’s so much messier than I thought it would be and 3. It’s dangerous because I am super clumsy.
Maybe there’s a trick I’m missing, but I was sure there had to be an easier way, especially when carving mini pumpkins that required some dexterity!
Happily, my electric drill was my saviour. It allowed me to do LOTS in a short space of time so now I have six all sitting in a row looking fabulously jack-o-lanterny. I used battery powered fairy lights to make them glow, but you could also use battery powered tea lights. As the pumpkin is so teeny tiny and cute, I found making the opening in the bottom worked better than the top. I also painted some black with acrylic paint, because you know, why not…
I put together a little video to show you just how easy it is, let me know what you think!
For those of you that consider themselves seasoned pumpkin carvers, I would love to know your hacks! Let me know by commenting below.