This set of instructions will teach you how to make a unique Halloween decoration. The pumpkin totem pole is a fun, easy activity for friends and families to do for Halloween.
If you don't have a yard or don't want to make a large totem pole, you can simply follow these instructions with smaller pumpkins to create a centerpiece. There are endless options for pumpkin totem poles. You can use different pumpkin sizes to achieve a stacking effect (large pumpkins on the bottom, small pumpkins on top). You can paint the pumpkins, in addition to or instead of, carving a design. You can even "accessorize" your totem pole with hats, scarves, or any other object. Most importantly, be creative and have fun!
Steps 2-9 will be repeated for each pumpkin.
Approximate Cost of Materials:
Estimated Completion Time:
2 hours or less
• 5 or more pumpkins
• Pumpkin carving knife or serrated carving knife
• 3 five-foot wooden stakes
• Outdoor Christmas lights (clear or multicolored)
• Tape measure (or a ruler)
• Extension cord
• Permanent marker
• Garbage can
• Large spoon
For pumpkin design ideas, visit the following link:
Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils