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You Can Make Light-Up Constellation Pumpkins For The Perfect Halloween Decor

Ciara Sheppard

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You Can Make Light-Up Constellation Pumpkins For The Perfect Halloween Decor

Featured Image Credit: Grandin Road

Don't get us wrong - when it comes to Halloween, you can't beat a traditional pumpkin complete with a carved face and glowing eyes.

However, we've fallen a little bit in love with a new kind of pumpkin this year - and it's a *lot* more chic than the £1 version you buy at your local supermarket.

Credit: Grandin Road
Credit: Grandin Road

The faux pumpkins are painted in cosmic purple and black, and are emblazoned with stunning celestial-themed carvings. Warm white LED lights are put in place of the 'stars' which shine through holes drilled in the exteriors. How lovely? Make up three of these, and you've got yourself a galaxy!

According to homeware queen Martha Stewart, who makes her own festive decorations, all you need is a pumpkin, a keyhole saw, a handheld electric drill, gouge, scissors, masking tape, some battery-powered LED string lights or a candle, straight pins and a scraping tool.

To start off, Martha says you should turn the pumpkin on its side and use a keyhole saw or knife to carve out a circular opening in the bottom.

The opening should be big enough that you can comfortably fit your hand through, before using the scraping tool to remove all the pumpkin's flesh and seeds until the inner wall is about ¼ inch thick.

Once you've turned the pumpkin the right way up, Martha says you should punch holes with the drill to create constellations, before connecting the dots with gouge.

After that, all you have to do is place the bulbs inside so that a light stands in each hole - or simply put one battery-powered candle in the middle.

If you wanted to take it that step further, you could of course paint a pretty space-like pattern on the pumpkin, but for now we'll just stick with admiring these gorgeous constellation pumpkins on Pinterest.

How good would these look on your door step?!

Topics: Home, Style News, Life, halloween

Ciara Sheppard
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