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How to Make a Tinker Bell Pixie Dust Pumpkin Carving out of funkins pumpkin.
 
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Step 1: The image of tinkerbell

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Started with an artificial Pumpkin (any size will do), Tinker Bell silhouette from Google image.  Print it out and tape it to your pumpkin.

Step 2: The pocking

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use a pushpin and follow the outer image and pock pock and pock all around.

Step 3: The tools

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Tools for carving Hot knife, cordless drill 1/16 and 1/8 drills and artificial carving saws

Step 4: Carving finish

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The Carving with hot knife, artificial saw and hand drill.

Step 5: Tinker Bell and Pixie Dust light up

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Used a small light bulb to give it the most magical fairy light up...

Step 6: Tinker bell silhouette

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the silhouette of tinkerbell
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WELL DONE! I have been using Pumpkin Masters since the 80's and teaching classes for 8 years. (spoken in deep voice) "You've done well young Padawan."

SheilaD1 made it!1 month ago

this was my first time pumpkin carving and i'm proud to show you how it turned out. thanks for this wonderfull idea! (the sparkens don't show all to well on the picture but the real thing it sparkels great!!)

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dawn.aduddell.perkins made it!1 month ago

Thank you so much for the tutorial! It was fun making it :)

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AnnaW3 made it!1 month ago

Made it for a Halloween competition, it turned out nice! the sparkles were hard to do without a drill... had to use toothpicks, paper clips, a compass needle, and push pins. But it worked out in the end! Hope I win *fingerscrossed* Thanks for the inspiration!

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rowansmom1127 made it!1 month ago

done

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SparkySolar1 month ago

Thank you for your nice instructable.

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CrazyZeus11 month ago

Hi...check out Mom's Got Ink on FB. She stole your images from this post and didn't give any credit or links.

gabrieltaft1 month ago

I love the way the sparkles turned out!

Nicely done. Did you toss the drill bit after you were done? I've found in the past that pumpkins really do a number on metal.

ah. artificial. nevermind! Really fun design :)

sherry0121 month ago
This is amazing can't wait to do this for my kids. Thanks for sharing.
hshammari1 year ago
And one more question please , is it foam pumpkin or funkin pumpkin?

the artical states "

Started with an artificial Pumpkin (any size will do), Tinker Bell
silhouette from Google image. Print it out and tape it to your pumpkin." The key word there is artificial....

Luis Linares (author)  hshammari1 year ago
It's a Funkins, They don't last for 2 or 3 days like the real pumpkins these artificial pumpkin last for many many years, I box my Tinkerbell pixie dust Pumpkin and mailed it to my Mommy she was so happy that it was made by me. Love these Funkins!
quaint.gypsy2 months ago

Very cool! would use year round and not just Halloween (since an artifical pumpkin) ;)

hshammari1 year ago
Hello dear Luis, thank you so much for sharing this lovely idea with us , may I ask you from where you bought the artificial pumpkin , is there any online shop you recommend ?
Luis Linares (author)  hshammari1 year ago
Got this artificial pumpkin when they were 40% off at Joanns with a extra coupon I paid Like $12 that was then But they were at Michaels store, Hobby Lobby and home Depot too. I really want to get more after the Halloween sales but they were all sold out:(
Seetkiblue1 year ago
Just wanted to let you know, I used a real pumpkin with a small lite bulb and won 1st place at work. Thanks again for the idea!
Luis Linares (author)  Seetkiblue1 year ago
Wow 1s Price That's great Feels like I won too, Just happy for you and your carving came out absolutely magical Great work done!
Thank you for the tutorial! I made this out of a real pumpkin as a test run before trying on an artificial one as I didn't want to ruin the one that is quite a bit more expensive.
In your pictures, Tink was so bright it seemed to take away from her detail a bit, so I used an Exacto knife to trace the 'pokes', pealed off the skin carefully & then scrapped away some of the flesh in her silhouette. Once the inside was cleaned out, I scrapped the inside right behind her a little more to make the wall a bit thinner to allow more light through. Very happy with the result & thank you for your guidance : )
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Luis Linares (author)  FireFairy781 year ago
Truly amazed by your pumpkin carving came out spectacular!
RVaradas1 year ago
Thank you for the awesome idea! Fairly easy to carve (for an experienced carver) and looks spectacular!
(Sorry for the sideways pictures!!)
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wings91911 year ago
Awesome! My daughter will love this! Thank you very much :)
Luis Linares (author)  wings91911 year ago
Thank You! Hope Your Daughter are you will carve one for Halloween
cclui1 year ago
It is such a great idea and thank you for your instruction and I made one myself this year and my daughter is very please about it.
Luis Linares (author)  cclui1 year ago
Thank You! I think Tinkerbell Pumpkin came out great for family carvings. specially mother and daughter :)
cclui1 year ago
Real pumpkin is a really hard work to work on as we do not have artificial Pumpkin to buy in UK. It is not as good as yours but it is fun and here is my work you can see. Sorry about the pics not so good as my hands are still shaking mentally after 2 hours craving, lol.
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Luis Linares (author)  cclui1 year ago
Definitely Real pumpkins are harder to carve for fine detail cuts, Ever since artificial pumpkins came to stores I never went back to real pumpkins less messy, last forever, better with mini light bulb instead of candles plus it brakes you could always glue it.

By the way your Tinkerbell pumpkin came out absolute amazing A Brilliant masterpiece!!!
heyleebaby1 year ago
Amazing tutorial :) I only wish you had one for sale so I could just buy one for my Tinkerbell addicted toddlers!
Scarydad1 year ago
Very cool!!!
Luis Linares (author)  Scarydad1 year ago
Thanks!
britebaby1 year ago
purdy pumkin
Luis Linares (author)  britebaby1 year ago
Thanks a lot!
Honus1 year ago
That is fantastic!
Luis Linares (author)  Honus1 year ago
Thanks!
Luis Linares (author)  Honus1 year ago
Thanks a lot!
Seetkiblue1 year ago
Do you think using a real pumpkin you wouldn't get the same effect because the candle isn't as bright?
Luis Linares (author)  Seetkiblue1 year ago
I used the artificial pumpkin cause I could take it out every year and a real pumpkin probably be hard to get the fine detail cuts, Candle lights. now I use the battery candle light in our kids room for a night light but in this picture I used a Mini light bulb gave it a brighter look on tinkerbell
i love it, and my litle sister loves it 2 :)
Luis Linares (author)  Monster-Marit1 year ago
that's nice that the family loved it.
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