Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My Three Little Pumpkin Masters with Giveaway

One of the things I look forward to the most about fall is going to the pumpkin patch and getting our pumpkins.  It's really not fall until there are pumpkins sitting on our front porch.  This year we tried a smaller, family run business called Thee Red Barn for our pumpkins, and each of the boys found just the right size pumpkin for them.

Once we got the pumpkins home, we started looking through the awesome assortment of pumpkin carving tools we received from Pumpkin Masters.  There were so many choices!  I let each boy choose the design for their own pumpkin.  They helped in scooping out the pulp, using a special scoop provided in our supplies.

Once designs were picked, I taped them on and started carving.  I was impressed by how well the tools cut into the pumpkins.  The cat was easier to carve than I expected - having the pattern taped on made it so easy.  Their tools are definitely safer than using a kitchen knife - I didn't have to worry about cutting myself.  I had a slightly harder time carving the owl - it used the razor tool for cutting.  It didn't turn out exactly like the pattern, but I thought it still turned out cute.  Cort chose a spider with little eyes, and his was also easy to cut out.

In the end, the boys were so proud of their pumpkins.  We put the strobe lights Pumpkin Masters sent us inside, and our front porch looks so festive now.  Here's Pierce with the cat pumpkin he chose:
 
Reid picked the Owl:
 
And Cort loved the Spider:


What an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon bonding with your family!  You can find Pumpkin Masters in your local grocery stores, Walmart, and Target.  Pick up a carving kit and you can enter their annual pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win some really fun prizes.  Share your carving on Twitter or Instagram with #PumpkinMasters2013 as your hashtag.  Or email it to social@pumpkinmasters.com.  The contest runs through October 31st.  You can find official rules and details here

Want a chance to win your very own Pumpkin Masters kit assortment, a $35 value?  There will be one lucky winner - just click on the Rafflecopter below!
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

26 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's always such a mess, but the smiles on both the pumpkins and the kids is so worth it. :)

Cat said...

So adorable!!!!

mail4rosey said...

The cat from the Creature Features pattern book would be cute to carve.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What great fun! We need to gather some carving materials to use at our house.

Mary said...

Fun, fun, fun, and SO cute!

Debbie said...

soooo cute, and those boys, ADORABLE!!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

The pumpkins look great! And I agree with you - it's not fall until you have some pumpkins on the porch!

Ginny said...

Awesome! And you did a really great job!!! Carving really is much harder than it looks. We got only the double edged saw knife, I think it is this brand, but now I want the whole kit! Now to see if I can make this entry thingy work!

Michelle J. said...

My daughter would love a black cat pumpkin!

Holly said...

The Sensational Shadows book looks like it has some neat patterns!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...they did such a great job! Love them all.

Blackberry Lane said...

Such happy smiles and cute photos.

Endah Murniyati said...

I love the cat... So cute...

MastHoliday said...

Cute kids and cute smile.. Nice post.

Buttons said...

Oh I don't know how I missed this post oh those handsome smiling faces say it all. B

1froglegs said...

I like the headless horsie pattern they have. That would be fun to create.

LaVonne Long said...

Happy Hal free pumpkin carving download for sure!

Linda said...

Those are great jack-o-lanterns!

Be careful about leaving pumpkins outdoors. I saw a photo today of a bear tearing up a pumpkin!

Olivia Douglass said...

Love the cat from the Creature Features pattern book

Michael Manning said...

Lisa: I think that the "kid" in each of us enjoyed this post! :)

Nancy said...

I'd like to carve the cat featured in their pattern book: https://www.pumpkinmasters.com/pumpkin-carving-pattern-books.asp

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Deanna Watson said...

I want to carve the welcome bat
xo

Jessica Peeling said...

One of the decorating punches patterns :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Gala said...

We want to carve a monster

Crystal Rose said...

I'd like to carve something from the nightmare before christmas.

Holly S. said...

I'd love to carve the Bone Voyage pattern. Thanks!

Holly Storm-Burge
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com