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Carve a Tactical Pumpkin!

By Bryan Black

ITS Tactical Pumpkin 02In honor of the first day of October, I put together an  ITS Tactical Pumpkin Pattern for everyone to download.

The .pdf is an 8.5″ x 11″ image that can be traced onto a pumpkin using a push pin, and carved out.

If you look at the way our logo is put together, the traditional method of pumpkin carving where you cut out different shapes, won’t quite work.

After some deliberation I came up with the idea of just using our existing logo as is, and carving it the old fashioned way.

What I mean by the old fashioned way, is scraping off the outer skin to expose the pumpkin meat underneath and allow the candlelight to shine through.

For this, I used an Avocado slicer.  There are many tools available to make it easier than what I did with the avocado slicer, but hey, it’s all I had!  I used that, a regular knife to cut the top off and a spoon to scoop out the guts.

ITS Tactical Pumpkin 03This was the first time I’d tried this method of carving, and while I feel it came out good, next time I’ll have the proper tools!

For some other cool patterns and professional pumpkin carving tools, check out Zombie Pumpkins. The also have some great carving tips here.

Share your halloween pumpkin creations (whether it’s this pattern or not) by emailing a photo to us and we’ll add them all to a Flickr gallery!

Happy Haunting!

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