Every Halloween my kids beg to carve pumpkins and every year I absolutely dread it! Trying to cut through a big thick pumpkin with a teeny tiny bendy knife at the speed of a snail drives me absolutely nuts. Thankfully my husband loves to carve pumpkins. But over the years, as our family life has gotten busier, and one carved pumpkin will no longer suffice our two kids, we both have started to not enjoy carving pumpkins as much as we used to. Thankfully, this year, I have a solution! I have finally figured out how to carve a pumpkin in 15 minutes, or less! From start to finish. No joke. Seriously!
Now this pumpkin won't win any pumpkin carving contests as far as creativity goes, but that is not my goal. My goal is to have a lighted pumpkin on my front porch on Halloween night for my children to enjoy. And this pumpkin certainly gets the job done and done quickly!
How to Carve a Pumpkin in 15 Minutes
I chose a medium sized pumpkin for this project. If you choose a really large one, it may take a bit more time to clean out the inside. But for my pumpkin, start to finish, took 15 minutes: tops.
Check out this super short video (about 20 seconds) to show you really how quick and simple it was to carve a pumpkin!
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The Sonicrafter F30 is a corded multi-tool that is perfect for all sorts of DIY projects. It accepts other brands of accessories and has variable speed control. And even if you don't do a lot of DIY projects, this is perfect for carving your Halloween pumpkin!
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I would first carve my pumpkin - this looks so easy!
Why not take a stab at carving a pumpkin with that bad boy?!?! 🙂
i would carve some pumkins it looks very clean so would be an upgrade
I would use it to cut trim and maybe try it out on a pumpkin. Too bad they don't have an attachment to help you scoop out the inside :).
I would notch my 4x4s that I am using for a table
Pumpkins!!! We plan to carve 7 this year (one for each family member) so this would be a huge help!!! Thank you bunches!
I would toss those chintzy little pumpkin carvers that break as soon as you try to carve a pumpkin into the trash and use this to make one awesome pumpkin.
I would definitely use this to carve pumpkins this year!! Awesome!
I would start out with a pumpkin
Who knew it didn't take hours of scraping! This is awesome! Found your post on the Whimsy Wednesday link up =)
I would use it for pumpkin carving first
fix the floor trim
I'd carve a pumpkin (or 6!).
Carve some pumpkins with my kids!
I dread pumpkin carving each year because we are so bad at it and it is a disaster. Would totally use this for my pumpkin
I would have to try this out on a pumpkin, then on to my list of home item this would help complete.
Well since it's Halloween time, I would use it to carve pumpkins
I would use it to build my new shelves.
I would start with the pumpkin, of course! But I think it may be good for slicing meat.. Am I crazy?!
This tools would make cutting holes in the sheet rock for the light switches, outlets, and other objects it has to fit around so much easier. I am a crafter also and there are so many other ways that you could use this tool to make your projects so much easier and quicker.