Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

Halloween pumpkin carving with a Demel tool

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition, and while you may normally use a kitchen knife to make your jack-o-lantern, I powered up my Dremel tool for this project! Using some Martha Stewart lettered stencils and a Dremel tool, I added a custom note debossed into my pumpkin. It’s quite easy to do. Here’s a tutorial for this pumpkin carving technique.

Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool: Applying the Stencil

For this pumpkin carving project, you’ll need the following supplies:

Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool" Painters Tape Keeps the Lines Straight

Step 1

Begin by applying the stencils. I used a piece of painters tape to help me stay on a straight line, but that’s optional.

Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool: Coloring in the Pattern

Step 2

Next, use a marking pen to fill in the letters of the stencil.

Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool: Carving the Pattern

Step 3

I used the standard drill attachment for the Dremel, and at the lowest speed began carefully carving the letters. I didn’t want to make a true jack-o- lantern by piercing all the way through the skin of the pumpkin, but it’s certainly possible to go this route with a Dremel tool!

Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool: Carving the Pattern

It really is that easy. You can of course use this technique for any kind of pumpkin decorating or with any stencils, and you could even free-hand if you feel confident enough in your skills!

DIY Décor is a series about small, affordable design and décor projects for home and garden.

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