We got a great, huge, beautiful Pumpkin this weekend and just HAD to play with it!
Talk about huge!
Stupid Walmart had a mad sale. I just couldn't walk by and NOT pick the biggest one there!
And Oh did I have plans for this sucker!!!
I'll share with you the first leg of this beauts journey.
I had read recently on a blog (I'm kicking myself for not getting the name :( )
that the easiest way to carve a pumpkin was to remove the bottom.
NOT the top.
Removing the bottom ensured that when you placed the candles in, they would be on a steady surface. WAY easier to light.. Just light the candles then place the pumpkin on top..
I was skeptical.
But, she promised no nasty arms to clean up from all the digging around in there, and let's face it.. Pumpkin Arm is a real thing.
I plopped it down in my kitchen sink and took my big ol knife to it. So easy.
The hole was big enough for me to get all the gunk out and not have one single stringy gut on my arms!!!
I had tons of seeds and hardly any stringy stuff...
Jam those babies in as far as you can get.. and as many as it takes. Then snip them with scissors.
So off we went outside armed with a plate, the pumpkin, three tealights and a lighter.
We made a friend...
Then I lifted it up and put placed the candles on the plate.
Don't try to light them in the wind. It doesn't work.
Got them lit eventually, and placed the pumpkin on top.
My first ever carved pumpkin :)
I just couldn't let the innards go to waste..
Stay tuned to see what we made!!!
See you tomorrow!!!