Halloween Jack-o-Lantern With Braces

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[tool]marker[/tool]
[tool]pushpins[/tool]
[tool]scissors[/tool]
[tool]peeler[/tool]
[tool]spoon[/tool]
[tool]foil[/tool]
[tool]cutting plyers[/tool]
[tool]saw[/tool]
[tool]knife (for more precise cutting)[/tool]
[tool]gloves[/tool]
[tool]bowl or a plastic box for pumpkin flesh and seeds[/tool]
[tool]spoon for removing pumpkin flesh[/tool]
[supply]pumpkin (approx. 22 or 33 cm/ 9 or 13 inch in diameter)[/supply]
[supply]template[/supply]
[supply]wire hanger or a wire[/supply]
[supply]4 angle irons[/supply]
[supply]8 screws[/supply]
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Supplies

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Download template for big or small pumpkin. Print the template and cut it out.

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Draw a guiding line with a marker and cut the hole at the bottom of the pumpkin with a saw.

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Remove flesh from the inside.

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Pin the template to the pumpkin. Start from the bottom part of the template for easier pinning.

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Poke pushpin through, all along dotted outline, to transfer design.

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Cut out eyes with the saw. The edge may be a bit jaggy but don’t worry ’bout that – you can refine it later with a peeler (it turned out to be the best tool for improving the shape of holes).

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Cut the pumpkin 1 cm/0.4 inch deep along the dotted line with a knife.

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Cut out mouth with the saw.

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Remove flesh from the teeth area (approx. 1 cm deep).

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If it’s necessary, redraw the outline of teeth with a knife.

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Carve teeth.

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Refine the shape of eyes and mouth with a peeler.

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Pre-cut the wire.

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Mount the wire in one side of mouth.

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Bend the wire along the line of teeth.

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Measure and cut the wire. Mount it in the other side of mouth.

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Fix the wire with angle irons and screws.

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Use the peeler or other tool to screw.

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Voila!

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