DIY: Pumpkin carving

DIY: Pumpkin carving

It is almost time for Halloween! Pumpkin carving is a fun Halloween tradition that's popular among both children and adults. To carve your own pumpkin, you first have to pick one at Trowbridge Garden Centre! If you found the perfect pumpkin for you, then it is time to make a  clean workspace to do the carving in, and trace or draft your design on the side of the pumpkin before you begin cutting. Remember also that you'll need to scoop out all of the seeds from the pumpkin's interior. Make sure to keep knives away from young children, and supervise older children who want to cut their own pumpkin. If you got any questions, please contact us.

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Buy your pumpkin at Trowbridge Garden Centre

Although Halloween excitement can build early in October (especially for children), do not buy your pumpkin too early. Most pumpkins will be rotten beyond recovery after a week and a half to two weeks. With this in mind, buy your pumpkin about a week or less before Halloween. At Trowbridge Garden Centre, we will have a wide range of different sizes of pumpkins!

How to carve a pumpkin?

Are you having a Halloween party, or just want to set the mood for trick-or-treaters? Follow the four easy steps from Trowbridge Garden Centre how to carving your own pumpkin:

  1. Choose a large pumpkin at Trowbridge Garden Centre and use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the crown at home.
     
  2. Choose a design for your pumpkin before you start carving. Before you start cutting, figure out what kind of design or face you want on your pumpkin: you can carve a typical “spooky” face with a toothed grin, or the silhouette of a cat or a bat. The possibilities are endless!
     
  3. Using a large serving spoon, scoop out the seeds and fibres and discard. Then remove some of the flesh.
     
  4. With a marker pen, draw a simple outline of a face on the pumpkin. Use a small serrated knife to cut out, for example, the eyes. Always cut away from you in case the knife slips!
     
  5. Pop a tea light inside the pumpkin, and your pumpkin is ready!

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Show your pumpkin!

Display your beautiful pumpkin in a safe area. If you're using a candle in your pumpkin, place it in an area away from flammable items. For instance, don't place it near a hay bale or scarecrow; those items could light on fire if your pumpkin gets jostled or knocked over. Additionally, take care that a trick-or-treaters' dangling costume won't get caught by the candle's flame.

Trowbridge Garden Centre wish you a happy and spooky Halloween! We hope to see you in our garden centre, so we can help you find the perfect pumpkin for you. If you got any questions, then please contact us or visit our garden centre.

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