This week, as part of the D*S Pumpkin Project, we’re sharing new takes on the traditional jack-o-lantern, courtesy of some of our favorite designers, artists, and bloggers. Yesterday, we shared blogger Molly Madfis’ gemstone-inspired carved pumpkins. Today’s fabulous pumpkin project comes from Jessica Marquez, the artist and embroiderer-extraordinaire behind Miniature Rhino, Stitched Gifts, and last spring’s embroidery DIY series. “I was inspired by a little dish from Denmark I use to hold my rings,” Jessica says. “I collect vintage dishes and this one was a gift from my boyfriend. It’s one of my favorites. I loved the idea of a tiny city by the sea held within the world a little pumpkin.” Check out Jessica’s full DIY and all of the photos after the jump! —Max
- Standard pumpkin carving kit (available at most drug stores this time of year)
- Fine point wet erase marker
- Circular NIJI wood carving tools
1. I put on Rob Zombies’s Halloween Hootenany to get into the Halloween spirit!
2. Carve out a circular bottom on the pumpkin. Clean out the seeds and scrape around the whole pumpkin. Save the seeds to roast them later!