Halloween is 4 days away, so I saved making a skull pumpkin for this week. This year, I wanted to make a different kind of skull. I choose a raven skull instead of my normal sugar skull. The flowers are marigolds, which are traditional in the Dia de los Muertos celebration and alters.
I used wood carving tools to cut through the pumpkin flesh. This is not hollowed out, so it will last longer. The #21 Pumpkin Skull that I did last October, stayed non-rotten until December. It probably would have stayed nice for longer, if I didn't feel some guilt about having pumpkins on my porch in late December. If you would like to learn how I carved this pumpkin, follow the tutorial.
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