Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Pumpkin Carving Kit Reviewed

Carve A Pumpkin Like A Pro

carved pumpkins
Carved Pumpkins image courtesy of Pixabay.com
It is just about time to start our pumpkin carving for Halloween this year. Did you know that there are kits that will help you carve like a pro? Let's review an option that is available to help us go from a lame looking jack-o-lantern to a creation that will make the jaws of our little trick or treating visitors drop in wonder.

Over the year's I have tried to be creative in my pumpkin carving endeavors. There has not been many times that I could exclaim, "Nailed It!" In fact, most years I am afraid that it was more of an occasion to bow my head in shame with a sincere "Fail". 

I know that in year's past the problem has been that I didn't have the proper tools to accomplish my goal. It really takes more than a hope to carve something cool. Honestly, it takes more than a couple of carving knives from the kitchen to do it, also. So, this year I plan to try a pumpkin carving kit. 

First, I am going to ask my sweet hubby to sketch a neat design. He is a pretty good artist so I will leave that part to him. The kit includes a tool that I can then use to poke little holes around the design. That should help me use the special carving blades to cut around the design. There are blades that have larger teeth for the heaving cutting and blades that are finer that can be used for the detail work and the smaller areas of his design. 

Of course there is that messy part of scooping out all of the insides of the pumpkin. Yuk! The kit also has a large scraper and scooping tool that should make that job much easier. 

Once the pumpkin carving is complete and I have cleaned up all of the tools; I will have a nice little bag to store all of the supplies in for the next year. Hopefully, I can have a jack-o-lantern on my front porch to be proud of and I can say that we did it ourselves. 


What do you think? Does a kit to carve your pumpkins for Halloween seem like a wise choice or are you one of those gifted people who can do it with the tools you already have?


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5 comments:

  1. Having the right tools for most jobs can make a world of difference. Flimsy or cheap tools make us think the problem is with our own inability when it is actually the inferior tools that are the problem. This set differently looks sturdy and I like that there are multiple blades. Like you, I would need my husband or son to draw my design though. This looks like the perfect pumpkin carving tool set!

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  2. Nice to know there are the proper tools to use to get great results when carving a pumpkin. Thanks for the information, Bev.

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  3. This set seems to be a really good complete set....one that will last a few years for sure. Thanks for your review of this most necessary Halloween gadget. You just can't expect to win the Pumpkin carving contest with tools that are less than great!

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  4. Great timely review of a practical item! Happy Halloween!

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  5. I have never attempted to carve a pumpkin into a creative design. I used to see our neighbors detailed pumpkins and wonder how the heck they did it. Later I found about these kits and stencils. Maybe this year will be the year I tackle it.

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