I've been meaning to do a post about carving faux pumpkins. Obviously the great thing about artificial pumpkins is that they don't go bad- so I tend to want to carve them with non-halloween designs and use them all through the season until Thanksgiving is over.
Since my wedding anniversary is coming up I thought I'd show you these.
They (along with a ring of flowers at the base) were the centerpieces at my wedding reception.
I had the florist do a fresh flowers but I carved all the pumpkins.
I couldn't have been happier with the results. One thing I'll always remember is the way the tables glowed each with a different jack-o-lantern.
Back when I was engaged, in full wedding planning mode, and I told people (including by husband-to-be) that I was going to make all the centerpieces. Furthermore that they were all going to be these carved pumpkins... they looked at me like I was crazy. But it didn't scare all that much.. I'm used to that look (I know you other crafty-people out there know the look I'm talking about- you get it too I bet.)
Carving an intricate design might take some time but I think it's worth it because they'll last and last. Each year when these get pulled out I'm so happy that I have this memento from our wedding. And since we had so many we were able to give some to both of our moms- which they liked.