Photo by Lucas Allen. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue. Copyright ©2013.
I know I can't be the only one still looking for fun Halloween ideas, am I right? One of my favorite Halloween resources for years has been Martha Stewart's Halloween issue. I am amazed that her staff is still coming up with such gorgeous and creative ideas. I am especially loving this pumpkin cauldron from the 2013 Halloween issue, and Martha is letting us share the fun tutorial with you!
Pumpkin Cauldron Tutorial
Tools & Materials• large pumpkin
• keyhole saw or serrated knife
• fleshing tool
• sisal rope
• 3 eyebolts, with washers and nuts
• 3 long, straight branches
• 20-gauge wire
• S hook
• outdoor stake light (with yellow or orange bulb)
• sturdy glass bowl
• dry ice and protective gloves
1. Cut top off pumpkin, using saw. Hollow out pumpkin with ﬂeshing tool. Drill 3 equidistant holes about 2 inches below opening. Cut 3 lengths of rope to hang pumpkin. Tie 1 end of each rope to an eyebolt. Push eyebolts through holes in pumpkin; secure with washers and nuts. Prop branches in a tepee shape, and secure at top with wire; thread wire inside top to hang S hook. Hide visible wire with rope. Knot pumpkin’s rope ends together, and hang from S hook.
2. For “ﬁre”: Insert stake light into the ground, and cover it with twigs. For “mist”: Put glass bowl with dry ice inside pumpkin; add some water. (Wear gloves when handling dry ice.)
Keyhole saw,from $5.50; natural sisal rope (65495), 3/8 inches by 50 feet, $9; eyebolt with nut, 1/4 by 4 inches, $0.50; cut washer, 1/4 inches, $2.50 for 25, homedepot.com. fleshing tool, $4.50, ceramicsupplyinc.com. Panacea 20-gauge paddle wire in Green, $3.50, createforless.com. Thomas and Betts stake light, $8, amazon.com. dry ice, dryicedirectory.com for locations.
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