10.26.2011

Chevron Pumpkin Tutorial!


HAPPY wednesday EVERYONE!


...and it is a happy day indeed :) Girlfriend here is in a fabulous mood. Not only am I back at work today and ecstatic that I have interaction with the world, but I got my test results back last night from my MRI and there will be no need for surgery! The results showed that I have some tendions that are hyperextended which is causing pain behind my knee and just a bad sprain that needs a couple weeks to heal. FANTASTIC! I'm so thankful that it's nothing serious and that I will be able to get back into running & soccer in just a couple weeks. My pain has gone down & now I'm just trying to rest it as much as possible so I heal quickly. God is good, isn't he?!


this is what I'm LOVING this week. very thankful.


To celebrate, Billy and I decided to carve our pumpkins last night {I realize that sounds ridiculous but it's a celebration when it was the most movement I've had since last Thurs} and then roast pumpkin seeds afterwards. We really enjoy trying to come up with creative things to carve in our pumpkins every year. Last year, if you remember, we did the Breast Cancer ribbon with my aunts initials who had just recently passed away.



{last years pumpkin}


This year, my inspiration for our pumpkins came from the one and only Pinterest. SHOCKING, I knowwwww. Hear me out. This isn't your typical pumpkin "carving", as it involves drilling your pumpkin instead. I was intrigued by this idea and asked Billy to give it a shot with me. I don't even need to tell him anymore where these random ideas come from...he just knows.

Anywho, I knew right away I wanted to do a chevron pattern.


Here's what we did:

1. Use a marker (dry erase works best so you can 'erase' your mistakes with a paper towel like I did) and make your pattern by marking "dots" in the places you want a hole drilled.





2. Pick which drill size you want for the holes
{use a pretty decent size so that the candle light is able to shine through enough}


3. Use a hand drill to drill over the holes to create the chevron pattern





4. Wipe the pumpkin guts off the pumpkin that the drill created





...and here is the final thing all lit up!







lookin' good chevron, lookin' good...

Ooh, and our little family "K" pumpkin is in there too.



What do you think of our chevron pumpkin?

I really enjoyed doing something different and it was super easy to create. The best part is that there are so many different patterns and designs you can make with a drill that I'm thinking about going to get another pumpkin to make some more! :) What pattern would you do? Would you try this?


{I'm linking up with Jamie for WILW & Michelle for Oh, How Pinteresting Weds. for this special Pinterest inspired post!}


Tomorrow I'm sharing a delish roasted pumpkin seed recipe
 so don't throw away those seeds after you carve
 &
 stay tuned!!

33 comments :

  1. Awww, it makes me happy that you're feeling better and that things are looking up for you! Such good news :)

    The chevron pumpkin idea is amazing! You and Billy are gonna be on one of those pumpkin decorating shows one day, just watch! ;) It looks so awesome when it's all lit up! Can't wait for the roasted pumpkin seed recipe!

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  2. So cute!! And SOOO glad your knee is okay!! :)

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  3. Glad you knee is ok. Love the pumPkin

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  4. glad you are starting to feel better!! I saw this on pinterest and thought it was such a cool idea to drill holes instead of carving!! I love that you chose to do chevron I'm pretty much obsessed with that pattern right now!! Can't wait for the recipe tomorrow! xo

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  5. soo cute love the pumpkin idea!!

    we going to see you guys saturday??

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  6. Um, SO cute! Just might have to try this...or convince Cameron to. :) Can't wait for the roasted pumpkin seeds recipe - yum!

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  7. LOVE the pumpkin!

    honeyandnutmeg.blogspot.com

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  8. Sooooooooooo happy to hear that you are okay! I meant to comment earlier but didn't, my bad! Thank goodness no surgery, so sorry you can't play anymore. I'm like you, played soccer forever with no SERIOUS injuries *crossing fingers now* and get nervous sometimes at games.

    Your pumpkin is oh so cute! Totally Jelly you get to hang with Miss Priss!

    Feel better sunshine!

    xoxo

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  9. This is fabulous! I never thought about using a drill on pumpkins. Genius!

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  10. So glad you're feeling better and no surgery- that's awesome! Looks like you took all that energy out on the pumpkin... it looks AMAZING! Glad you didn't throw out those seeds! Roasting is the best part :) Happy Wednesday, lady!

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  11. Wish I had thought of this! The boy would have loved to break out the drill to work in a pumpkin Hah!

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  12. I'm SO glad you don't need surgery. That's great news. Love the pumpkin - it came out so cute!

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  13. Yay for no surgery sista!! And LOVE that pumpkin! I never in a million years would have thought to use a drill on a pumpkin! Neat!

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  14. FUN! I will have to put this in my idea box for next year. Enjoy the holiday!

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  15. Love your chevron pumpkin! How easy and cute!

    So glad to hear that you're knee is going to be OK! That's great news!

    Yes, happy Wednesday indeed!

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  16. Ya never cease to amaze me child! That pumpkin is amazing!! Billy made the blog! HOLLA!! See ya in a few daysssss lovah

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  17. OMG I love your chevron pumpkin! So cute!

    Happy Wednesday :)

    -Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE those pumpkins. Super adorbs

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  19. The chevron pumpkin is adorable! I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better & don't need surgery - what a relief!! :]

    Jackie
    @sweetcarolianqueen.blogspot.com

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  20. So so so glad you're doing better!! And the pumpkins are too cute! Love them!

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  21. this is SO SO SO awesome!!

    i feel excited to know what a chevron is because my boss's boss's boss LOVES the chevron symbol in presentations so we always try to use that

    that was a wicked lame cheveron reference haha! but your pumpkin is amazing

    xoxox

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  22. Yay for good news from the Doctor and your pumpkin looks fab! Great job!

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  23. I'm glad your knee will not require surgery and you'll be healing up in a few weeks. Praying for you :)

    The pumpkin is really cute. I've never carved one in my 20+ years!

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  24. Ohh I love your pumpkin!! Super cute :)

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  25. aren't you just the most clever, creative and cutest little crafter ever! {like that?}

    honestly, i'm super impressed! so great.

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