Can you believe that at the grand old age of 28 I had never carved a pumpkin in my life? Clearly I had a very deprived childhood.
I saw several Tinkerbell pumpkins doing the rounds on facebook and decided that it was time to de-seed my first pumpkin. My niece loves Tinkerbell and I cannot wait to see her face when she visits me and sees my attempt.
The Tinkerbell design was surprisingly easy to create. I cut the top off and emptied all the yuckiness out to start. I printed this stencil after finding it on Google. I sellotaped the paper to the pumpkin and used a pin to dot around the edges of the character. My thumb did start aching at this point but I persisted. Once you have finished dotting the outline the fun begins. Remove the paper and use a knife to join the dots. I then used one of Spencer’s drill bits to add the ‘fairy dust’. Make sure you use the right size for this, the first set of dots I did were too small and didn’t glow up.
P.S. Sorry for the very poor quality photos, it is rather difficult taking photos in the dark!