This is part 6 in a series based on The Art of Halloween Preparation. I want to share with you a fun homemade Ice Bucket. As you can see on the right this is the finished product.
Super simple to do as you can see but we will cover the basis anyway just in case you are design challenged like me lol.
You need to get a rather large pumpkin and make sure that it sits well on the bottom. You don't want it to tip over with your ice and drinks in it. Using a knife you will cut around the pumpkin cutting off the top 1/3. To make a perfect cut you can thumb tack a string on the 1/3 cut spot and wrap it around the pumpkin back to your starting point. Make tick marks along the string with a sharpie.
You can vary the look by cutting pointed teeth across the top or a wave. When done with your cuts remove the top and clean out the guts. Save your Seeds for baking! Nothing more healthy than pumpkin seeds and delicious too. Then just fill with ice and add drinks if you wish. A very artistic touch for your table that is simple to do. Now want to try something else? Draw a face or design on your pumpkin with the sharpie. Or glue on pieces of decorations like buttons, ribbons and sparkles to decorate how you want. You can also cut pieces from the left over top to make ears and eyes. Just a reminder to try and use permanent colors as the pumpkin will get wet from use and anything non color fast will run dye onto your table cloth. Now that would be the kind of gory mess you don't want.
Hope you are enjoying these economical ways to enjoy Halloween. Next time we will talk about a fun way to carve mini pumpkins that is cute as a button and a whole lot easier to do.
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