My secret to amazing fall decorations that last from mid September through Thanksgiving is using foam pumpkins because they are the pumpkin that never rot! I carve them, paint them, drill them, rust them and so much more.

How to carve a foam pumpkin like a pro. It is super easy with a wood burning tool. Make easy Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins!

I have made some beautifully-carved foam pumpkins and it is super easy thanks to a woodburning tool. It cuts foam like butter.  For this particular pumpkin, I used the tool to cut the top off of the pumpkin so I could place a mum inside.

Simply trace your pattern or plan out your design like you would for real pumpkins. Instead of using a carving knife, use the wood burning hot knife.  The best part is that you can save your hard work and display it year after year!

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Carving Faux Pumpkin Supplies:

Carving Faux Pumpkin Instructions:

Using the wood burning tool with knife attachment makes it as easy as plugging it in, warming it up and cutting slowly! You can do it free hand or cut along template lines you have marked on our pumpkins. See the video above for more tips and tricks!

How to carve a foam pumpkin like a pro. It is super easy with a wood burning tool. Make easy Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins!

Want to make the pumpkin planter above? See the full Boo Planter tutorial here!

How to carve a foam pumpkin like a pro. It is super easy with a wood burning tool. Make easy Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins!

 

How to carve a foam pumpkin like a pro. It is super easy with a wood burning tool. Make easy Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving decor with pumpkins!

Who can resist this cute peek-a-boo pumpkin? Another fun project using the heated knife tool. You can cut the pumpkin and the kids can decorate it! See the full Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Tutorial Here!

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