No Halloween decor up yet? No time? No pumpkin carving kit/fancy knives/special tools? No previous pumpkin carving experience? No idea where to start?
This is the Jack-o’-Lantern design you’ve been looking for!
My husband, our two and a half year-old toddler and I decided to do a last-minute, first time (!) pumpkin carving on the weekend… and within 30 minutes we’d gone out, found and bought a pumpkin, prepared possibly the most simple template EVER, cleaned and carved the pumpkin and lit the tea light candle inside. It really was that simple!
And the secret to this super-fast, super-easy DIY project?
This Jack’s face design contains NO curves and requires minimal cuts… but, as you will hopefully agree, it does not lack personality.
Straight lines are a cinch to cut (believe me, we only had one 9 year-old, medium-sized, non-serrated edge knife from IKEA to work with!).
Despite the easy, straight cuts, the curved nature of the pumpkin’s form helps create the illusion of curves within the facial features from certain angles. The simplicity of the design is perfect for smaller pumpkins (such as the one we bought) too.
So if you’re in urgent need of some Halloween-spirited decor and have little time to spare, download the FREE template here and get carving!
Happy Halloween, my pretties!