What a crazybusy weekend this was for our family. Friday was Eid al-Adha and then on Wednesday it was Halloween. My brother came into town from the east coast for a quick two day visit. He was not able to leave however, due to Hurrican Sandy. But that worked out for us anyway, since really, who comes to Seattle for two days? So we spent part of the weekend going to Eid parties and the other part carving pumpkins. I thought it might be fun to combine the two so I make a Eid Mubarak pumpkin! Here is how I did it.
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Eid Mubarak Templete
Clay carving tool
1) Find a nice big font for your words Eid Mubarak. Since I wanted bold letters, the CK Pumpkin font was the perfect one for me. I ignored all the lines inbetween and the stems on top and just did the outline of the letters. A very important tip: make sure you also mark the inside(holes) of the letters. My brother learned that lesson the hard way. Head over to Bing, take a moment to enjoy the photo today, and do a search on a clip art Islamic crescent moon and star. Print everything out and tape it to your pumpkin.
2) With your poker tool, go around and poke holes all the way around and inside each letter. Take off your paper and use your Xacto knife to cut lines. This part was fun, it was like being in school again and playing connect the dotes!
3) Once your lines are cut out with the Xacto knife, go around with a small scrapping took to cut out between the lines.
Side note: I used to be a potter in my pre-kids life. It was a sad day for me when I had to send my potter wheel to a new home found on Craig’s list. But I did keep my tools, in hopes that I’d use them again…and now I have!
Since my brother did not know that I had tools left over from my clay days he used a knife for his pumpkin and got very similar results.