Orly Shani is creating the perfect fall photo op for your family to take advantage of the beautiful colors.


  • Carving Knife
  • Rough Grit Sand Paper
  • 2” Insulation Foam (4x8 sheets)
  • Sharpie
  • Box Cutter
  • Dust Mask
  • Yellow felt
  • Acrylic House Paint
  • Gorilla Glue

Directions · Cut out the pumpkin shape (with kitchen carving knife)
· Draw mouth and eyes with a sharpie
· Cut strips in a “V” shape for the pumpkin grooves
· Use a box cutter or smaller kitchen knife to cut mouth, nose and eyes on pumpkin
· Carve the pumpkin “grooves” by taking the knife and dragging at an angle to create a “V” shape
· Sand paper the edges until smooth (use dust mask when sanding)
· Soften all your cut lines with sandpaper
· Can make your patch even larger by attaching (with Velcro) 2 sheets of foam
· Shade Pumpkin when paint is still wet
· Pumpkins aren’t perfect, keep brush strokes going vertically but okay to have imperfection
· You can give eyes a spooky “glow” with parchment paper and a yellow light - or glue thin yellow felt to the back

TIP: Slip the PVC pipes into the stakes to prop up the pumpkin patch:
TIP: Check you hardware store for a PVC cut bin- Excess pieces in random sizes are sometimes available

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