This Halloween, we decided to carve our pumpkin into an owl (you know…as a nod to Will). So a few weeks back, we went to our local pumpkin patch and picked out the perfect pumpkin. And of course worked in a photo shoot of our little guy while we were there. of course.
Soon after we got it home, I brought up the Martha Stewart website and was completely inspired by this owl tutorial. So I went to work cleaning out the innerds.
Will was my assistant. And of course, I worked in another photo shoot. of course.
This is his first experience with leaves. He loved em. And can you believe it was 80 degrees out just a week before Halloween? Crazy warm weather here in the south.
As Will was attempting to eat all the rotten leaves, I had a lightbulb moment. The pumpkin was big enough to fit Will inside. Enter a very smiley Katie here. But the hole I cut in the top was too small for his little potbelly. So I just cut another…bigger….hole. And of course, squeezed in another photoshoot. of course.
He didn’t really like it. But such is the sacrifice for his mother dearest’s photo album 🙂
Back to the carving…
Jeremy was excited about this ‘family fun activity’ because it involved power tools. Maybe next time we go for family fun time, I’ll just tell him to bring the drill. Apparently it puts the ‘fun’ in ‘family fun’. As a note…we drilled much bigger holes than Martha calls for.
Will was being a camera hog. Sometimes I can’t get the little buggar to want to look at the camera but others…well….he can’t stand not being the center of attention. his face is hilarious.
Ok…so I just sort of went with the inspiration. Except we didn’t have a way to carve those little feather chest curves…until I pulled out my melon baller. And we didn’t do the ears (I just realized) but since ours has it’s stem, I feel like he’s a wise old owl that is wearing a hat. Because obviously all wise old owls have headware.
And we didn’t carve out a hole in the mini pumpkin eyes…we just cut them in half before toothpicking them to the face.
And here he is all lit up. Cute, huh? I also just want to take this time to say, I will forever love the whole let’s-use-christmas-lights-inside-the-pumpkin idea. You can use toothpicks or bobby pins to ‘pin’ the lights whereever you want them. That’s how the lights are so bright at the top of the pumpkin….oh the things you can’t do with a standard ole candle.
Yeah. It’s cute. The owl really needs to have it’s own photoshoot. Of course, Will would be involved. of course.
So did you carve something this year? What or whoooo was it?