global pumpkin carving
I know, I know, it’s super late in the Halloween season to just now be posting about pumpkin carving. Here’s the thing: I got lazy, and more importantly, this isn’t a Jack-O-Lantern. It’s an etched pumpkin, so I hereby declare this my pumpkin decor through Thanksgiving.
We weren’t even sure if we’d have pumpkins because our apartment complex doesn’t allow carved pumpkins (not sure if that’s because of pumpkin smashing or fire hazards, probably both). But this is a happy solution.
Everybody loves globes. Everybody. It’s a proven fact. So here’s a fun way to make your own little pumpkin globe!
THIS spherical map, sized to your pumpkin
tools for carving/etching — get creative with these!
Step 1: Find a round pumpkin
Step 2: Print out your spherical map pieces (found HERE) and tape them to the pumpkin. It might not be perfect, because the chances of you finding a perfectly round pumpkin would be incredible! But that’s ok. Do what you can.
Step 3: Make small prick marks around each continent and remove the paper.
Step 4: Follow your outlining prick marks to etch deeply into the pumpkin.
Is that not the best looking pumpkin you’ve ever seen? I think I’m going to cry the day it rots, but for now, I’ll just keep popping my head into the kitchen to admire it’s awesomeness.