13 Days of Halloween: Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools

Pumpkin carving is always a favorite activity for the fall, but this year HomElectrical suggests you mix it up a little bit and try pumpkin carving with power tools. It's faster, less messy, and the design comes out crisp.
13 Days of Halloween
Halloween Pumpkin

What you will need:


Let's Get Started!

Step 1

Prepare Your Workstation

Supplies needed to carve pumpkin
Pumpkin carving is a messy task. We recommend that you lay down a tarp, trash bag, or something that you don't mind throwing away before you start working on your pumpkin. This way when you are done carving you can just collect the mess onto the tarp or trash bag and throw it away. No hassle necessary.

Step 2

Draw Your Design

Pumpkin Sketch
This step can actually come after cleaning out the pumpkin if you prefer, but we decided to draw the design on the pumpkin first. You can freehand the design or you can print one offline and use a template. This creative part is totally up to you.

Step 3

Clean Out the Pumpkin

Clean out pumpkin
Remove the top or the bottom of the pumpkin with either a carving knife or a long serrated knife and clean out the pumpkin seeds. They are attached to the pumpkin by thin strings. You can either clean it out with your hands or use a spoon. Many people save the seeds to roast them for a delicious fall treat.

Step 4

Carve Your Design

Carving Pumpkin
Using your drill or (in our case) mini power saw, carve out the design you have drawn on your pumpkin. Once you have finished carving out the design, be sure to wipe off any excess pumpkin goo.

Step 5

Light up Your Pumpkin

Lighting Up Pumpkin

We do not recommend using candles because they present a fire hazard, so use a mini LED light to light up your design. Enjoy!

Wattson Lumen
Wattson Lumen

As a Georgia-born, amped up electrical supplies enthusiast, international Popstar, and unqualified lifequard, Wattson prefers to lighten your day with humor and led lights (Just don't ask him to jump in if you're drowning).

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