I always liked those permanent pumpkins...the ones that don't age lol. they usually have a face carved into them and then you put a light in them. Anyone make one of these?
Yesterday I picked up some craft pumpkins at Michael's, they were 60% off. I also picked up a Versa-tool with my 50% off coupon at A.C. Moore. That tool is amazing. It was like cutting butter. I think I did ok for my first couple of tries...maybe with some practice I might get good at it.Last nite I did my first Funkins with the Versatool, yes it's the wood burning set, & I had a hard time with it on the Funkins. Funkins are thicker than the Michaels pumpkins & a different consistency.
The Michaels pumpkins are more...Idunno...foamy if that makes any sense & a lot thinner. The Funkins are more like Great Stuff/styrofoam only orange & the ones I did have thick ridges of the foam inside. Though they look more like a real pumpkin inside & out. They've come a long way.
IMHO, the Michaels ones worked better for me for the intricate patterns just because they were thinner & easier to manage but they have some seams & the color is less "pumpkiny."
But boy do I love that Versatool for carving!! I bought a bunch of the fakes 2 years ago & only managed to do 2 last year because it was such a pain in the arse, but now with the Versatool it's cut the carving time in half & I may have to hit Michaels for a few more blades & pumpkins!!
I'll post pics of all of them when I'm done.