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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 fami...
Lay newspaper down on table or other large surface to avoid creating a mess from carving the pumpkins.
Place a pumpkin on the newspaper-covered surface.
With the stem as the center, use the tape measure and permanent marker to measure and draw two perpendicular 3-1/2 inch lines on the top and bottom o...
With the carving knife, cut a circle on the top and bottom of the pumpkin in order to create a 3-1/2 inch diameter hole.
Remove the top and bottom of the pumpkin.
Keep the top of one pumpkin. This pumpkin will be at the top of your totem pole. Throw away the rest of the tops and bottoms.
With the large spoon, scrape the inside of the pumpkin. Throw away the pulp and seeds into the garbage can. You also have the option to save the seed...
Use the permanent marker to draw desired design onto the pumpkin.
Use the carving knife to cut out your design. Throw away the pumpkin pieces into the garbage can.
Repeat steps 2-9 with the remaining pumpkins.
Go to the desired location of the pumpkin totem pole with the hammer, three stakes, and the tape measure. Note: Although the stakes in the photograph...
Mark a 3-1/2 inch line in the desired spot. An iPhone worked well for us. Using the hammer, drive the stakes into the ground 3-1/2 inches apart from e...
Retrieve the Christmas lights and extension cord. Connect the extension cord to the Christmas lights.
Wrap the Christmas lights around the stakes. Use any type of tape to ensure the lights remain attached to the stakes.
Bring out the pumpkins and lower carefully one by one around the stakes. Leave the top pumpkin to place last. Note: If the stakes are too tall to fi...
Plug in the extension cord at night and enjoy! Congratulations! You have now made your very own pumpkin totem pole! Be prepared to start a decoration...
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Posted:Oct 7, 2011
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