How to Carve a Pumpkin Into a Bouquet of Roses


Carving pumpkins makes use of the pumpkins growing in your garden. It also allows you the opportunity to create festive lanterns out of the fresh gourds. The use of normal household items makes it easier for you to carve a pumpkin into a bouquet of roses. Creating floral themed pumpkin lanterns adds festive and attractive accents to a festive centerpiece or autumn yard scene.

Step 1

Slice the top of the pumpkin off. Don't cut the pumpkin in half--only remove enough of the top of the pumpkin so that you can get your hand into it. About two inches from the stalk is adequate.

Step 2

Insert your hand into the pumpkin via the hole in the top. Scoop out all of the inside pulp and seeds. Make sure to completely hollow out the pumpkin carefully. You can throw the seeds away or you can save them and make baked pumpkin seeds.

Step 3

Place the large bouquet stencil on the front surface of the pumpkin. You can obtain large specialty stencils at any craft and hobby supply shop.

Step 4

Outline the stencil evenly with the black marker and then remove the stencil. The result should be a black outline of a large rose bouquet on the surface of the pumpkin.

Step 5

Insert the paring knife into the black outline, penetrating the meat of the pumpkin. Make sure to go all the way through, starting in the center of the stenciled outline.

Step 6

Cut away the black, outlined parts, moving from the center of the stencil to the outer edges. Only remove the black lined areas. This creates a silhouette of a rose bouquet. Leave the outer line of the stenciled drawing intact so that the pumpkin holds the cut-out shape.

Things You'll Need

  • Carving knife
  • Black marker
  • Large rose bouquet stencil
  • Paring knife


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Writing since 1995, Chelsea Hoffman is featured on Travels, Golflink, and other venues. Her experience in the medical field as well as interests in cooking, travel, science and arts & crafts gives Hoffman the ability to write about a variety of topics. The author of "Fear Chronicles," and upcoming dramatic novel "Chloe," Hoffman resides in Las Vegas.