The Pumpkin Thread!

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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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What does yours look like?

Ours was a collaboration (with my ten year old) his idea.

Happy Halloween!





posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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haha. how cute!



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:48 PM
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Classic!



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:49 PM
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Thank you ma'am.



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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We had fun with it. Our son's first time wielding a knife! The wife just hovered with a towel and a triage kit just in case.



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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tell her to enjoy to the fullest her hovering.
I am so happy your son managed to cut other things than himself!

I hope lots of people will post their pumpkins!

My husband said we will join in this thread too a bit later...
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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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OpinionatedB
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tell her to enjoy to the fullest her hovering.
I am so happy your son managed to cut other things than himself!

I hope lots of people will post their pumpkins!

My husband said we will join in this thread too a bit later...
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I understand. Maybe today (and onward) we'll just love a little bit more.

Kindest regards,



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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beezzer
What does yours look like?

Ours was a collaboration (with my ten year old) his idea.

Happy Halloween!



Those are some seriously sick pumpkins, Beez! The ninja one even looks Japanese. Very cute indeed.
I like
Haven't made a pumpkin yet myself, but might yet if I have the time and patience enough for one!
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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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Good stuff. I love jack-0-lanterns.

These aren't traditional, but the wife and I made these for a party we attended. Good times.






Happy Halloween.. !

Boba



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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Thanks! We're happy with them this year!



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:50 PM
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Bobaganoosh
Good stuff. I love jack-0-lanterns.

These aren't traditional, but the wife and I made these for a party we attended. Good times.






Happy Halloween.. !

Boba


Those are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:55 PM
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Nice!!

This is our country pumpkin....



Sorry for the quality. Cellphone camera is all we had.
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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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That took some talent! Same as the ones above you.

Our house is all about "performance art". (lol)



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Your's are awesome... but my daughter was apparently too busy to carve a pumpkin with mom this year so I had to do a solo act.

What is one to do when the teen years sneak up on you?
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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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*laughing*

I know. Our son wanted pumpkin blood and brains oozing out.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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Nice looking pumpkins, everyone!

This year, I tried my hand at a 3-D pumpkin for the first time. Was shooting for Frankenstein. Here is the result:



Happy Halloween!



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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Ni-ice!

Stuff like that intimidates me.

Well done!



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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Looks very cool!

How long does that take to start molding? My experience with pumpkins in North Dakota was that if you didn't get all the flesh out, it would go bad in a couple of days, so I'd think one that exposed the flesh like that would do the same. Though I suppose you could spray it with shellack or something to extend that for a while.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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Thanks!

I hand-carved everything, so it took a while! I used a potato peeler to scrape the rhind down to the flesh of the pumpkin. There are probably much easier ways to do this, but scraping down the rhind to a uniform level with that tiny peeler took a good 45 minutes. The carving took much longer- about 4 hours. Your estimates are pretty accurate; the pumpkin will start to rot after only a few days. I looked up different preservation methods online, but there wasn't much of a difference in break-down times of pumpkins that used a protective sealant and those that didn't. So I've been keeping the pumpkin in a drawstring garbage bag that's placed in a box that isn't exposed to the elements by day, then taking it out in the evening and applying a couple of coats of water to keep the carving moisturized. No telling how long it will ultimately last, but I'll just be happy if it makes it through tomorrow night. Given that it's supposed to be Frankenstein, a little pumpkin rot may add character to the carving, so we'll see what happens...



posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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These are ours for this year. I did Voldemort and my husband did Linus in the pumpkin patch.






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