Carving a pumpkin is like painting a wall; it sounds like an easy task, but a quarter of the way through, you’re ready to be done. Luckily, there are some DIY pumpkin decorating ideas for adults that are adorable and easy.
Adults usually want to produce a complicated design and show off their carving skills. Kids aren’t the only ones itching to carve a pumpkin. Use some easy DIY pumpkin decorating ideas for adults to impress anyone who dares visit your doorstep for some tricks or treats this Halloween.
There is nothing like setting out a nice, well-decorated pumpkin on Halloween. It could invite the neighbors to your friendly doorstep or scare children away. It could show off your impressive artistic skills or reveal your lazier side.
No matter what your pumpkin says about you or your skills, you’ll want to use some of these DIY pumpkin decorating ideas for adults. Adults have access to bigger tools, sharper knives, and more creative designs.
Many of these ideas are a little more complicated than the common jack-o-lantern, or at least they appear to be.
DIY Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
Carving pumpkins ranges in difficulty depending on the design you choose to use. You can go crazy with something more intricate, something that needs multiple pumpkins to complete.
But you can also go with something more on the classic side of things that takes about an hour to make. Ultimately, the choice is yours and should be based on your comfort levels.
The last thing you want is to lose some skin or worse, a finger trying to carve a pumpkin that is out of your skill range. But you also may not want to go with something that looks like your kids made it.
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Pumpkin Carving Tips
The most important tip is about picking the pumpkin you will use for these DIY pumpkin carving ideas for adults. You will want to choose a pumpkin with a stem. Pumpkins grow on vines, which means the stem is not meant to hold the weight of a pumpkin.
The pumpkin was mishandled and maybe even dropped a few too many times if the stem is missing. The next most important pumpkin carving tip is to wait. Pumpkins will last a long time but only up to three weeks after they have been carved.
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