I decided to go with a strand of orange lights from the Dollar Tree but you could also use a led candle.Here are the pumpkins lit up.
What’s great is that you can use these pumpkins inside or outside if you have a covered porch!The best part is I can use them all fall. Before or after Halloween, I can simply pull out the lights, and rotate them so they are just pumpkins!
Here is an inexpensive and simple way to carve your fake pumpkins. No power tools, or hot knives needed.
Pick up your fake pumpkin – they sell them at craft stores like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or you can often find them at Target and Walmart. Mine came from an after Halloween sale at Walmart.
I decided to paint mine to make it look more real – thanks to this wonderful tutorial and simple process you can find on Hometalk here: http://www.hometalk.com/22032593/how-to-make-…>
I made 2 pumpkins – one with the word “Fall” and the other is a pumpkin face. Your first step is to draw on your word or face with a pencil. I used stencils to help me with my word. If you make a mistake – no problem, just erase and start over.
I bought this 4 pack of serrated knives from Dollar Tree as I didn’t want to use any of my good knives on the pumpkins. (I actually tried a pumpkin carving kit knife first and that did not work.)
First I cut a hold in the bottom of the pumpkin where I could put a strand of lights or a fake led candle in.
Next I used the serrated knife to cut out my carved design. The trick is to go slow and steady.