Does the prospect of hollowing out a giant gourd and carving a face into it get you down?
Do you love the ~fall mood~ of jack-o-lanterns, but wish you could make yours look like the pumpkin in your head?
Never be spooked by the prospect of carving again! Just use these simple tips to carve the pumpkin of your dreams.
Here's what you'll need:
* A real pumpkin! Pick one with a flat-ish front side to make carving even easier.
* A pumpkin-carving knife — look for one with sharp serrated edges.
* An ice cream scoop (more on that in a second).
* A printed pattern (you can also find a free selection by Googling for "pumpkin pattern"), or a sheet of blank paper with a pattern sketched onto it.