Pumpkin Carving Inspiration

So our annual Pumpkin Carving event is this weekend.  Its a night of pumpkin guts, kids hoped up on sugar and parents trying to be Picasso.  Let me explain myself....  This has been an annual event for several years.  We invite all our friends who have kiddos and spend the night carving sweet pumpkin faces, eating pizza and celebrating the end of Fall Break -- take that however you will.

Anyways... Thanks for the creations of Martha Stewart I can personally say I have tried to step up my pumpkin carving to create works of art.  Those works of art tend to look like a hot mess by the time I am done, but at least I try.  I am not the only parents that does it either. Have you ever opend up the Pumpkin Carving book that comes with the safety knives.  There is always one in the group that decides they are going to master the most amazing carving. Sometimes...well truthfully, most times it never looks like it supposed to.

I wanted to share with you some of the cool pinterest ideas that are coming out for this year's pumpkin carving time. Plus some helpful hints mixed in so that your pumpkin won't mold and become a porch blob.

IMG 6416 opt How to Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin with Household Items! 

Thanks to the Discount Queens for 'pinning' this awesome solution for Pumpkin Mold -- YUCK!  Its really simple and you only need a bucket, water, bleach and a carved pumpkin.  For step by step info - click here

Did you already buy your safety knives last year for pumpkin carving? Do you want to save some money this year? How about a bunch of free Pumpkin stencils.  YES, please!!  Click the image below and thanks to I Save A to Z for putting this awesome stuff together!

And here are some of my favorite pumpkin ideas...these all came from pinterest and if you click the image you like, it will take you to the person who pinned the pin!

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I hope you all have as much fun as we plan on having this weekend!