Great Ideas for Better Pumpkin Carving

Designer pumpkins, anyone? Some of the most aesthetically talented in our city will be making pumpkin dreams and important wishes come true for some very special kids. Tiffany Stewart of the AIGA came by to hang out with us and tell us how they will be carving their “guts” out at The Guts Event benefiting Make A Wish. The Guts Event is Saturday, October 22nd at Yard Bar. Carvers will have 90 minutes to carve a pumpkin and then the pumpkins are auctioned off for a great cause. The tools she suggested are: Exacto, Linoleum Carver, Clay Carver, a spoon and sharp knives. Here are some of Tiffany’s tips to carving creatively. First, gut out the inside of a pumpkin. Make sure you get all soft buts because soft bits will rot. Another tip is preserving your pumpkin. Let the pumpkin soak in bleach water. This kills all bacteria and mold preventing a rotten pumpkin.

For more information or to register, go to You will also see a familiar face, Amanda our Host will be emceeing the event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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