Mary Poppins Pumpkin Carving

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw that Jesse and I finally got around to carving our pumpkins for Halloween. We started carving them together last year, which was Jesse’s first time carving pumpkins ever, and are now making it a yearly tradition. So the other night we covered the table in trash bags and got to work! Mary Poppins pumpkinWe are pretty nontraditional as far as our pumpkins go, no run of the mill Jack-O-Laterns for us! We like to do something fun, and usually nerdy. For Jesse’s pumpkin he chose to go the Star Wars route and do the Bounty Hunter insignia. Only the nerdiest of children will know what it is.Bounty Hunter pumpkinI chose a more fun and girly route. A Mary Poppins pumpkin. And you better believe that I was singing every Mary Poppins song out there while carving. I may or may not have even turned on the soundtrack.Mary Poppins pumpkinWe both started by tracing our templates on the pumpkin using a knife, if you push the knife in along the ink line it will even transfer the ink over and make carving easier (like in Jesse’s pumpkin above). Then remove the paper and get to carving! We both used pocket knives for most of the design, but since a lot of the details were so small on mine I found that a paring knife worked best. I did mess up a bit and accidentally broke off the piece between Mary’s carpet bag and the rest of her body, but oh well. It still turned out pretty good. Mary Poppins pumpkinWhether you know what Jesse’s is or not, it definitely looks awesome too. Star Wars bounty hunter pumpkinAnd when you put them together they look great, but don’t make any sense haha. One of our nerd friends made a joke about there being a bounty on Mary Poppins’ head. I guess her magic is a threat to the Empire. (Please ignore the sheer nerdiness of that last statement.)Mary Poppins pumpkinI seriously cannot wait for Halloween to show them off! I’m hoping we get lots of enthusiastic trick or treaters that think my Mary Poppins pumpkin is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Do you have any Halloween traditions? Not only do we carve pumpkins and pass out candy, but I’m also obsessed with It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Click here to see last year’s pumpkins!

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