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11 Fun Pumpkin Ideas

Turn a plain pumpkin into a masterpiece with these easy-to-create critters and creative carving designs.

By the Family Circle home editors

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Pumpkins carved with letters
Alexandra Grablewski
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Letter Perfect

Give a pumpkin or squash an elegant facelift by carving it with initials or a name.

Here's how: Choose a letter in a font and size of your choice on your computer and print it. Cut out the letter, place on a carved-out pumpkin or gourd, and trace around it with a grease pencil. Remove template and cut out the shape with a serrated carving knife.

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