I love carving fun pumpkin designs on Halloween. This year I carved a Mary Poppins pumpkin, complete with her bag and umbrella.
It’s time for our yearly tradition of pumpkin carving! We love carving pumpkins together with fun designs that match our personalities.
We 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.
My husband chose to go the Star Wars route again this year. He carved the Bounty Hunter insignia this year. Only the nerdiest of children will know what it is.
Check out his Stormtrooper pumpkin from last year!
I 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.
How to Carve a Mary Poppins Pumpkin
Start by selecting an image to trace onto your pumpkin. The key is to find an image without a lot of small details. It’s also best to find one that’s solid black.
I found my Mary Poppins design by searching “Mary Poppins pumpkin template.”
We 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 my husband’s pumpkin above). Then remove the paper and get to carving!
We both used pocket knives for most of the design. 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.
Whether you know what my husband’s is or not, it definitely looks awesome too.
And 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.)
I 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!
Click here to see last year’s pumpkins!