Wyatt and I love to carve pumpkins. More about that later… It’s our favorite tradition. (It used to be our only tradition…)
And on Friday, we bought some pumpkins and did some carving…in our little apartment…in our living room. (We may do some more carving this weekend with some pumpkins my grandma dropped off for us at my mom’s house.)
We usually pick sort of random things to carve into our pumpkins. We don’t like to do the traditional basic faces…though every year when our hands are sore and tired from cutting and scraping, we wish we would have!
Wyatt’s really the carving genius. I enjoy the creative part and the fun of how unique it is to use vegetables into art. But this is Wyatt’s thing. He would do it all year round if he could. Probably. That’s an inference on my part.
The one negative to carving? The mess. Yikes.
Aren’t things that are messy usually more fun anyway?
And after a few hours, a big mess, and a good time, we had our newest carved creations.
For effect, here’s the before…
And the after!
And of course, the view of them outside by our door.
There’s something so exciting about seeing lit pumpkins. It just makes me smile.
What about you? Did you already carve your pumpkins? Any tips or tricks? Special memories or ideas?