Jack O' Lantern Tips

Jack O' Lantern Tips

By Cheri Sicard

  • The size and shape of your design will determine whether you need a tall narrower pumpkin or a round one.
  • Decide your design in advance and choose your pumpkin accordingly. Choose a pumpkin that is smooth as possible, and free of scratches, dents or gouges, unless you plan to incorporate them into your finished design.
  • You can make the transferred dots of your pattern easier to see by rubbing flour into them. The flour will fill the holes and turn them white.
  • To make sharp corners, always remove the saw completely and re-insert it at a different angle.
  • To remove cut pieces, push them out from the inside with your finger or a poker. To make removing large pieces easier, and to avoid damage to your design, cut them into smaller chunks before trying to remove them.

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