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DIY Pumpkin Light Box

Happy Halloween everyone! 

If you’re carving your pumpkins later tonight ready for the trick or treaters then I’ve got a fun DIY to take them to the next level. Light up message boxes were all the rage on Instagram a while back so I’m guessing a few of you might have them stashed in the back of cupboards, or maybe still have a spring quote written on?. Well, it’s time to put those letters to good use again and get carving!

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Begin by cutting off the top and gutting your pumpkin.

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Get your letters and measure the height onto your pumpkin.

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Work out how many letters you want to be able to use – 9 letters on each row gives enough to spell Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat. Use the letters to measure the length.

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You want to carve off the skin and first few layers of flesh to create a ledge for your letters to slot in.

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Score the edges with your knife.

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Carefully peel the skin off with your knife and cut into the flesh a few millimetres

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Pop in your letters and get ready for the trick or treaters!

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Hope everyone has a spooky and safe Halloween!

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Original inspiration: Dave Hax

 

 

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