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[Step 1] Making Holes in the Pumpkin: Cover every other rib with low-tack masking tape, and then, using a flexible tape measure, make dots every 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches down the side of the pumpkin. Punch through dots with an awl, or use a power drill with a 9/64-inch bit; remove tape.
Chrysanthemum pumpkins - Carve out pumpkin and fill with wet floral foam. Use nail or drill to make holes. Insert flowers in holes - Centerpiece!