Our Sixth Time Pumpkin Carving Together + Throwbacks
Jeremiah & I carved our pumpkins over the weekend & I’m extremely happy with the results!
For the past two years, our pumpkins never actually made it to Halloween night. LOL. They either rotted before Halloween or the day of. SO, after doing some research, we found a way to make pumpkins last longer. You can spray the inside of the pumpkin with bleach, dump the entire pumpkin in bleach after carving just the guts outs, OR use a solution mix to spray inside of the pumpkin. Also, do not use real candles to light the inside of the pumpkin. Use LED lights!
We bought peppermint soap & mixed it with water inside of an empty spray bottle. We sprayed the inside of both of our pumpkins & the edges of our carvings. Since this is our first year doing it, we will see how long they last.
Jeremiah bought this pumpkin gutting tool, but we didn’t get a chance to use it because we didn’t know where our power drill was. We’ll definitely put this to use next year. haha.
Guess who? 😉
We spent time watching scary/horror movies & munched on chocolate while we carved our pumpkins.
We both look super concentrated 😬
If you guessed Wolverine, you are right! I decided to pay homage to my favorite superhero character of all time. The film Logan starring Hugh Jackman came out earlier this year & it was awesome!!!! It is also Hugh Jackman’s last movie portraying Wolverine.
I’ve got to say that this is my cleanest carving yet, but definitely not the most difficult. The Targaryen house sigil from Game of Thrones still takes the spot as the most difficult pumpkin carving I’ve ever done.
Jeremiah carved BB-8 which turned out great! I think we’re both getting better 😊
He finished his before me, but I wanted to spend so much time on mine because I really wanted to get all of the little details right. I also wanted to top my past carvings, especially the Targaryen sigil from two years ago. I’m happy with how clean mine turned out this year.
I already know what I’m going to carve next year, but you’ll just have to wait & see until then!
What did you guys carve this year?!
Our First Time Pumpkin Carving Together
October 30, 2012
Jeremiah helped me carve a pumpkin this year because I had never carved one out myself before. We bought a stencil book with tools that came with it, but we ended up not choosing any of the stencils from the book because we didn’t like anything, so I hand drew the Batman symbol myself & he did most of the work by carving it out. He said he carved pumpkins with his dad when he was a kid, so I’m glad we can start our own memories like this together. If/when we have kids, we both talked about continuing the tradition with them.
Our Second Time Pumpkin Carving Together
October 26, 2013
This feels like so long ago! It was only my second year carving a pumpkin & we decided to carve one for each of us. I didn’t know what to carve, so I saw the idea of “Student Loans” somewhere on Twitter or Tumblr back then & decided to do it too.
Our Third Time Pumpkin Carving Together
October 29, 2014
This year I hand drew & carved the Deathly Hallows symbol from Harry Potter & Jeremiah carved the Captain America shield. I really wanted to do something cool or different this year, so I decided to just hand draw the symbol & Jeremiah bought a stencil book to carve his.
Our Fourth Time Pumpkin Carving Together
October 26, 2015
This year I carved the Targaryen house sigil from the HBO TV series Game of Thrones & Jeremiah carved R2-D2 from Star Wars. I am still so surprised that I was able to carve that!
Our Fifth Time Pumpkin Carving Together
October 27, 2016
This year I paid homage to the Netflix Original TV Series “Stranger Things” as it just came out that year & I loved it so much that I wanted to carve something related to it. So I hand drew “The Upside Down” in similar text to the TV series title. It was so choppy, but I tried my best!