How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Written by on 22/10/2012 in LIFESTYLE - 4 Comments

Halloween is nearly here, and to celebrate we have been practicing our carving skills and created a step by step guide to help you create the most chic & fashionable Halloween decoration we have ever seen – a CHANEL pumpkin!

What You Will Need To Create a CHANEL Pumpkin

  • One medium – or large-sized pumpkin (we got ours from Waitrose)
  • A Chopping Board
  • One sharp knife (please use with caution!)
  • A spoon / scraper implement for getting out the pumpkin seeds
  • One marker pen (Sharpie or similar)
  • A CHANEL pumpkin carving design template – download here
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • Tea light candles
chanel pumpkin halloween1 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Step One – Creating The Lid

  • Draw a circle/square with your marker pen on the top of the pumpkin, keeping an inch or so from the stalk.
chanel pumpkin halloween3 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]
  • Using the knife and keeping the blade pointing away from you, cut along the lines angling the knife slightly inwards to ensure the lid will not fall into the pumpkin when complete.
chanel pumpkin halloween4 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Step Two – Hollowing Out

  • Once the lid has been taken off, use the spoon or scraper to scoop out the seeds and flesh, ensuring the pumpkin is entirely hollow
chanel pumpkin halloween5 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Step Three – Cutting Out The Design

  • Find the flattest side of the pumpkin on which to carve the CHANEL design
  • Fix the template securely in place with tape onto the pumpkin
chanel pumpkin halloween6 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]
  • Carefully cut along the lines, bearing in mind the paper may come free once you start to cut
chanel pumpkin halloween7 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Step Four – Completing The Design

  • If the pieces haven’t come free already, push through carefully until complete
chanel pumpkin halloween9 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Step Five – Finishing Touches

  • Tidy up the inside of the pumpkin, ensuring all seeds are cleared
  • Place a lit tea light or two inside, replace the lid…et voila!

chanel pumpkin halloween 11 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

chanel pumpkin halloween 12 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]

chanel pumpkin halloween 13 610x408 How to carve a CHANEL pumpkin for Halloween [PHOTOS]