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Topic: Tattoo your pumpkins for Halloween.  (Read 15164 times)
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« on: July 24, 2005 04:36:21 PM »

If anyone has been growing their own pumpkins this summer, now is the time to give them a tattoo.  As the pumpkin grows the tattoo becomes a raised scar.  The end result is really cool and creepy.  You can create custom messages or images (you can even write names on Jack Be Lantern pumpkins to use a place cards for a Halloween dinner)

You'll need a template (to create designs) and a small pin (such as a thumbtack) to lightly etch the surface of the pumpkin.  Don't dig out the message or image, as you can infect the pumpkin or create a space for bugs to live.  As you lightly etch, you'll see a "watery" substance bleed from the skin.   

Over the next couple of weeks the pumpkin will scar and as it turns orange you'll have an edgier pumpkin, complete with his own tattoo.

You can use this creepy font as a template for spelling words:

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005 05:33:23 PM »

wow thats soooooooooooooo kl im gona try it!! we have an allotment and always have massive like 3 or 4 stone pumpkins this will be great wait til i tell my little brother
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005 08:13:30 AM »

That is so amazing! Makes me wish we had cool orange pumpkins here.. lol the things we miss out on in Aus (this area anyway).. Should work on other pumpkins too im sure, just may not look as effective. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005 08:41:56 AM »

Oh that is so cool, I keep saying i am going to gow pumpkins, thenI never do, they are just too big for me to want to allot part of my yard to it.  BUT I buy like 10 each Halloween,and I start planning Halloween party costumes etc in June, i just love the Fall.

Thanks for the idea,Imight just ask my mom if I can plant some on her land next year, my boys would love this!

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2005 09:17:59 AM »

OMG!!! I have a pumpkin patch in my back yard and what a great Idea!!!! I love to carve my pumpkins but I could do this on one side and carve the other.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2005 09:52:19 AM »

WOW thank you for posting that! Aww, now I wish my pumkins had grown *shakes a fist at the Californa sun* so hot, they all died...  Cry

I'll see if I can plant some more now and try that *exited*

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005 11:09:08 PM »

Oh wow, this is the coolest!  I have to do this for Hallowe'en this year!  I have several stencils that I found online that would be great!  Thanks for posting this, because it is really a great idea!


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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2005 10:05:26 AM »

Great idea!

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2005 09:10:40 AM »

I tried this, but I was being so careful not to dig in I just barely scratched the surface.  I didn't get any liquid oozing out.  Embarrassed

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2005 09:12:02 AM »

Creepy and neat!

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