I gave you guys a peek of my coastal drilled pumpkin a weeks ago. Yes, I decided to drill my pumpkin into a seahorse and it was easy! This makes a great last minute Halloween or fall decorating project. Even if you aren’t a tool user, you can do this!
Seriously, it’s that easy!
Let me show you how to drill a pumpkin 🙂
Supply list to make a DIY coastal drilled pumpkin. I use affiliate links to help you find the supplies I’ve used.
Real or artificial carveable pumpkin
coloring book character or simple outline shape printed
colored pen to trace the shape
assorted drill bit sizes – I just used a large and a small for this project
Use graphite paper to trace the outline of your shape onto the pumpkin. Use a little tape to hold it in place.
This is what your design will look like after tracing it onto your pumpkin.
Grab a few drill sizes and plan which you’ll use where. I used two, the small one on the inside detail and the large one on the outside of my seahorse.
I painted mine with a coat of DecoArt Everlasting Chalky Finish paint and gave it a coat of DecoArt Ultra-Matt Varnish.
Use a toothpick to open up any painted holes.
Well use our coastal drilled pumpkin on our front porch DIY bench on Halloween.
I couldn’t resist painting a few more pumpkins in gorgeous muted shades of blue. This one is may favorite.
Now that I’ve shared how easy it is to make a coastal drilled pumpkin, are you ready to try your hand at drilling a pumpkin with a drill yourself? Here’s a little graphic to pin just in case you want to save this for next year. You can also check out more Coastal Fall Decor Ideas for more inspiration.
Happy pumpkin drilling!
If you decide to drill a pumpkin or even better, make a coastal drilled pumpkin…please share on my H2OBungalow Facebook page!