{Video} Pumpkin Carving 101

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Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

One of Jon’s favorite things to do during the month of October is carve pumpkins. He could spend all weekend carving endless amounts of pumpkins. I think its therapeutic for him…

We partnered up with Homes.com and created a video on how to carve halloween pumpkins with power tools! Whether your an expert carver or a novice, we hit all the bases in our video. We also share a few other tips for those who might not own power tools or who are scared to pick one up. Watch our video to learn about some of our tips and tricks!

Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

First up, carving/etching pumpkins! We thought it would be cool to make a Homes.com and a Sew Woodsy pumpkin. We just printed out the logo, poked tiny holes around the logo, and then began etching out the pumpkin using wood carving tools.

Pumpkin Carving 101 Sew Woodsy

Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

The pumpkin was on its way out and I was just grateful we got to take a photo of it!

Scary Pumpkin Setting on the Cricut
Power tools can be another great way to carve pumpkins! Quick and easy. For the scary pumpkin face I cut out the design using the Cricut Mini using the new Monster Bash cartridge. Then, Jon used the RYOBI JobPlus™ with Multi-Tool Attachment to cut out the top of the pumpkin and the face. Honestly–this was done in no time! We cannot imagine cutting pumpkins any other way now!

Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

cricut settings for pumpkins

Last up, no need to carve… I know… the title of this post is pumpkin carving but I had to share a time for those who aren’t wanting to carve. Use vinyl pumpkin decals! Cut out silhouetes and whatever else tickles your fancy  using a die-cutting machine and decorate your pumpkins. Want to keep your pumpkin year after year? Use an artificial one and decorate it with vinyl! Yep–that easy. Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

I hope we were able to power you up with knowledge and get you excited for carving pumpkins. Oh and for fun… don’t ever leave your pumpkins in a hot Florida garage for 3 days! This is what happens…

Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

And if your in the mood for pumpkin seeds… I have a tasty recipe for Italian Seasoned Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.

Disclosure: We have a working relationship with Homes.com and are video brand ambassadors for 2013 (thus we are compensated). There are affiliate links in this post.  As always all opinions are our own.


  1. omg! that poor melted pumpkin! Here, it’s cold, and the jacks stay preserved outdoors! hahahaha

    great video, love that you used such fun tools for carving pumpkins jon!


    • Gail–its the one thing I still can’t get use to living in Florida… you have to wait until the day before Halloween to carve your pumpkin or else its a pile of mush in just a few short days. 🙁

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