Summer still blooms when you translate flower motifs to autumn pumpkins. Use an apple corer to cut flower centers, and carve petal designs with a triangle clay loop tool, available at some crafts stores or through pottery supply stores online. Swap flower centers among different - color pumpkins for whimsical contrast.
Letter Perfect Give a pumpkin or squash an elegant facelift by carving it with initials or a name. Here's how: Choose a letter in a font and size of your choice on your computer and print it. Cut out the letter, place on a carved-out pumpkin or gourd, and trace around it with a grease pencil. Remove template and cut out the shape with a serrated carving knife.