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Drilled Pumpkins with Lights

Creating a unique Halloween pumpkin is fast and easy with this festive DIY. Using a power drill and stencils, you can achieve a unique look for your pumpkins this Halloween.

Skill Level: Beginner
  1. Step 1 Gather Materials

    Gather Materials

    Gather materials.

  2. Step 2 Remove Top

    Remove Top

    Use a knife to cut a circle around the stem of the pumpkin and remove the top portion.

  3. Step 3 Clean Out

    Clean Out

    Thoroughly remove any pulp and seeds from inside the pumpkin with a spoon.

  4. Step 4 Attach Stencil

    Attach Stencil

    Attach your stencil (Download the “Boo!” stencil used in the video here).

  5. Step 5 Mark Holes

    Mark Holes

    Using the poker from your carving kit, mark each hole on your stencil in the middle.

  6. Step 6 Drill


    Using a bit approximately the size of the holes on your stencil, drill through your pumpkin. Wipe clean.

  7. Step 7 Light


    Place a light source inside your pumpkin (we used LED tea lights) and place the top back on.

  8. Step 8 Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    Wait for it to get dark and have a Happy Halloween!

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