The power drill is not the first tool associated with carving pumpkins. However, it turns out that it works great. Thanks to it, making the pretty pumpkin lantern is easy. Take a look at our tutorial on how to carve a pumpkin with power drill and do not hesitate to make your own pumpkin lantern.
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How to carve a pumpkin with power drill?
Tutorial made for Stanley Black and Decker Poland
- Start with a design. Sketch a pattern on a piece of paper or use a ready-made template (the size of the drill used is marked on the template). Plan holes in different sizes, it will make the end result more interesting.
2. Prepare equipment, pumpkins and secure the workplace.
You will need:
- Paper and pencil (optional to make a sketch of the design)
- Power drill
- Drills in different sizes
- Heater or candle
3. Cut a circle on the bottom, and then pry it out with the spoon handle. You can also cut off the top of the pumpkin, but then it will be more visible.
4. Hollow out the pumpkin using a tablespoon. Remove any soft insides. The hard parts of the pumpkin have a longer life.
5. Draw the desired pattern on the pumpkin with a marker. In case of a mistake, the marker can be easily wiped off and started again. It doesn’t have to be very precise, it’s about choosing a place and marking the proportions.
6. Begin drilling holes according to the pattern. The drill bit easily enters the pumpkins, at the same time the skin of the pumpkin is hard enough that you can leave small spaces between the holes, about half a centimeter.
Tip: Use drill bits of different sizes, this will give the pattern depth and give you a WOW effect 🙂
7. Clean the pumpkin, wipe off the marker and remove the clogged holes with a toothpick.
8. Place the lit warmer on the bottom and enjoy the beautiful autumn pumpkin decoration.
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If you are looking for other Halloween DIY then you will find it in the Halloween section.
You can find more DIY decoration ideas in our decorations section.
You can find more ideas for playing with children in the DIY with children section.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!