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Inspired Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving is great when it’s simple, spooky, or silly, but pumpkin carving can certainly also be on a whole new level of sophistication. Trade in your usual go-to design for delicate florals or owl silhouettes and give your Jack-O-Lanterns a modern makeover this year with these elegant, artistic ideas. Treating those orange globes as canvases for the season is all the rage, and here are a few designs to get you started on your own work of art from Martha Stewart Living‘s October issue.

etched pumpkin carving design - falling foliage

The foliage that flows down this pumpkin looks like flames or lava when the pumpkin is lit. Beautiful! These designs were created as clip-art by Martha Stewart Living crafts editor Marcie McGoldrick, and professional carver Marc Evan. All photographs were done by the talented YASU + JUNKO. Aren’t they amazing?!

etched pumpkin carving design - blue owl

The blue pumpkins look stunning when the orange flesh below is revealed.

etched pumpkin carving design - double daisy

Floral designs are enhanced with a drill hole all the way through to let a pinhole of candle light escape, giving each flower a defined center.

etched pumpkin carving design - vines and blooms

October Martha Stewart Living Cover

Photos by Yasu + Junko. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013. For more Halloween ideas, check out www.marthastewart.com

 

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