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Pumpkin Carves for my 2016 display


By Andretti

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    So here are my pumpkins I carved for my 2016 Halloween display.

    I usually carve 15-20 a year, but this year time and other things have really cut my carving time.

    In anticipation of the inevitable questions, these are foam pumpkins. I use to carve real pumpkins, but I got tired of all the last minute carving with the end result of everything rotting in a few days. Of course, if I really liked a carve, I would have to redo it the next year and so on....

    So I switched over to foam pumpkins. They allow me to carve year around as I find time to do them. I use a dremel and various bits and make some using my own patterns as well as some I got from various sites off the internet.

    Enjoy
    Andretti

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    #2 2 years ago

    Nice looking pumkins, I look forward to seeing your post each year. The house in flames wins my vote for 2016. Do you recommend a battery powered flickering candle to light them? Couple I saw online.

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    #3 2 years ago

    Can't believe the creativity of people carving fruits. Other worthy contestants.

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    #5 2 years ago

    Dang, you have some real skill.

    Here is our attempt at a pumpkin this year, template came in one of those books you get with all the cheap tools.

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    #6 2 years ago

    nice work. I will second the house as best in class...

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    Nice looking pumkins, I look forward to seeing your post each year. The house in flames wins my vote for 2016. Do you recommend a battery powered flickering candle to light them?

    i actually use plug in lights. The battery powered lighting gets expensive. Here's a shot of my driveway last year....might show you why I feel that way:

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    #8 2 years ago

    very cool work Andretti

    #9 2 years ago

    Thank you all for the comments. It seems like a kinda stupid hobby to mess around with. But the truth is I get a lot of enjoyment out of the kids reactions and the adults looking at me like I have some sort of OCD. LOL I probably do....

    #10 2 years ago

    Where would a guy get foam pumpkins like you are using?

    #11 2 years ago

    Those are awesome and I agree the best is the house with flames/face.

    I had intentions of carving a pumpkin this year, then life got in the way and I didn't. But my chickens didn't mind me having one around for them to play with.

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    #12 2 years ago

    this is always one of my favorites

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    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from Andretti:

    i actually use plug in lights. The battery powered lighting gets expensive. Here's a shot of my driveway last year....might show you why I feel that way:

    To cool.

    #14 2 years ago

    I believe the "house with flames face" is the artwork from the movie Fright Night.

    #15 2 years ago

    Amazing work Andretti! Wish I had that kind of talent. I always wanted a KISS one with the 4 solo faces.

    #16 2 years ago

    Thanks for all the comments. The pumpkins might still be available at your local michaels or Hobby Lobby. I would recommend the funkin brand, typically found at Hobby Lobby.

    It is definitely a seasonal thing to buy. By tomorrow, they are likely going to be 60% off or more, so now would be the time to get any if you are thinking you might like to carve some by next year. Otherwise, you wont be able to find any in stores till around August or so.

    Yes, the house with the cloud above with a face in it is from Fright Night movie poster.

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from Andretti:

    Thanks for all the comments. The pumpkins might still be available at your local michaels or Hobby Lobby. I would recommend the funkin brand, typically found at Hobby Lobby.
    It is definitely a seasonal thing to buy. By tomorrow, they are likely going to be 60% off or more, so now would be the time to get any if you are thinking you might like to carve some by next year. Otherwise, you wont be able to find any in stores till around August or so.
    Yes, the house with the cloud above with a face in it is from Fright Night movie poster.

    Fright Night - one of my favorite campy 80's flicks - nice job on the carving!!

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