So what can I say, yes, I am carving faux pumpkins already.
You want to learn how to carve faux pumpkins with a a hot knife tool?
Yes,that is what I said a hot knife tool.
When Michaels asked me if I would like to participate in their Great Pumpkin Challenge
I kinda chuckled to myself.
Apparently, they did not see my Charlie brown pumpkin craft back from 3 years ago, and either will you unless you search my blog real hard because I do not wish to embarrass myself at this time.
Oh well, I have to say, I have improved some in the crafting field and I really enjoyed carving these faux pumpkins. Something that was new to me indeed.
So here is the little hot knife that does the carving.
It is HOT and it is sharp.
It was very simple to use though.
Michaels sent me three Faux pumpkins.
A large orange, medium black and small white one.
Let’s start with the Orange one.
Hmmm…what shall I stencil?
no brainer, a rooster. Perfect for our home and decor.
As you can see I duct taped my stencil on and
used a sharpie and traced it out.
What I learned using the hot knife was the longer it was heated the easier it was to use.
You let it do the work for you when cutting. Slow and steady without a lot of pressure.
You can simply go back and clean up the edges.
I started to feel like a surgeon performing something major on a pumpkin.
You know I love this guy! or girl, very cute.
I embellished with faux leaves and some twine.
the chicken wire I cut to size and just placed it inside.
It stayed pretty nicely tucked away in there.
I placed a flickering faux candle in there as well.