This year I decided to be a bit more creative with my pumpkin, and tried to emulate an idea I’d seen earlier. The idea was to make my pumpkin look like Pinhead from the film Hellraiser.
Once you’ve de-scalped the pumpkin and removed the insides, as you normally would, cut ‘V-shaped’ channels that follow the pumpkin ridges top to bottom.
Following that, cut similar ridges but this time across the pumpkin to give squares. Then cut the eyes, nose and mouth out as you see fit – get creative.
The penultimate step is to carefully hammer nails in at the cross sections of the ‘V-shaped’ channels, before finally putting your candle inside and lighting it.