Leaf Carved Pumpkin

 Time Required: About an Hour
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Light up your porch with a pair of festive leaf pumpkins that is perfect decor on, before and after Halloween.

What You Need:

13” pumpkin
6” pumpkin
3”x4” flameless candle
2”x2 1/2” flameless candle
Hot knife
Multi-surface metallic acrylic craft paint
Pen
Paintbrush
Scissors
Note: Only use LED candles for this project

What to Do:
Create or print out pumpkin carving templates. Try this free one from Michaels.

Place the template onto the desired pumpkins and outline the with a pen.

Using the hot knife, cut out the leaf following the outline.

Using the hot knife, cut a hole in the bottom of the small pumpkin for the flameless votive to fit.

Note: Do not cut a hole in the bottom of the large pumpkin.

Paint the inside of the pumpkins with the gold acrylic paint. Let dry.

Place the flameless pillar candle inside the larger pumpkin and the flameless votive inside the smaller pumpkin.

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