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How to Make a Pretty Fretwork Pumpkin

Using different sized drill bits to create a design on a pumpkin.

Midwest Livingfrom Midwest Living

50 Pumpkin Decorating Projects

Choose three flat-bottomed pumpkins in graduated sizes and different colors. (No need to hollow them out.) Using a ¾-inch hole-saw bit, drill circles in desired pattern. Switch drilled plugs between pumpkins of different colors.

Better Homes and Gardensfrom Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh Ideas for Pumpkin Decorating

Powered-Up Pumpkins -- Whip out the power drill to carve intricately detailed pumpkins. These faces were sketched first, then a power drilled to make evenly spaced holes along the drawn lines.

Martha Stewartfrom Martha Stewart

Celestial Pumpkins

Use drill to make holes. Scoop seeds out of the bottom, not top.