Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Luminaries

Why not combine the beautiful luminous stringed lights that we put everywhere for Christmas into your Fall and Halloween decorating. I found this idea on Vida De Garota's blog, and I'm really excited to put these easy steps to work when it gets closer to cutting our pumpkins up. You should try it too. Find the original tutorial and photos here.



Step 1: Cut a hole in the BOTTOM of your pumpkin, 
scoop out all the guts and seeds as you would carving a pumpkin the old way. 

Step 2: Mark out a design of where you want your lights on the outside of the pumpkin with a permanent marker. 
You can make a swirling design, or a shape of something 
or just place random dots all over. 


More after the break...



Step 3: Hold pumpkin securely and take a power drill/driver 
and hollow out each of the holes you made all the way through. 

Step 4: Insert a small string of lights through the bottom of the pumpkin. Push a bulb halfway through each hole. 
Run the light cord from the bottom of 
pumpkin to an outdoor plug-in. 

Wala! Pretty Easy and beautiful, don't cha think?

Here's another photo of pumpkin luminaries to inspire, thanks Martha.








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