Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Small Decorative Pumpkin Idea

 

I found this simple pumpkin idea floating around on Tumbler and thought it was a cute project for a small decorative pumpkin without a lot of work or supplies.

Monday, October 14, 2013

3D Pumpkin Carving Practice


My 3D pumpkin carving skills got a little rusty from last year so I popped in my Ray Villafane Pumpkin Carving DVD for some practice!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Ray Villafane Pumpkin Carving Tattoo



I was surprised to see pumpkins at my local Wal-Mart on my last trip, the farmers market can not even give me a date that they will have them but yet here sits pallets of pumpkins ready to carve! I bought one not even having a plan as when I would have time to carve the pumpkin or what design I would attempt on it but for $4 I would figure something out. 

When I got home, I dug through my carving supplies until I found my pumpkin carving tools and designs that had been put away for months. I also found this Ray Villafane carving tattoo that I bought last year and forgot about, has anyone tried one of these yet? I might just try this pumpkin carving tattoo and do a video review of it to see if it truly is easy … what do you guys think?

If you haven't already, check out Ray Villafane's Pumpkin Carving ... it's quite awesome!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Vote For My Fruit Bowl Carving

I entered my Monster High themed fruit bowl from my last post into an online watermelon carving contest & would love if you guys would go vote for me! Follow the link below and the voting is on the right side and they labeled my entry a simple "Watermelon Bowl", Thank you everyone!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Monster High Fruit Carving


Monster High theme fruit bowl carving I did for my niece's birthday party two weeks ago.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bridal Shower Custom Fruit Carving

 
Custom fruit carving for a bridal shower with two doves and a heart with a 'Da Mask' design which is their wedding theme.
 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ariel and Flounder Watermelon Carving


This is a photo of a watermelon fruit carving I did last weekend of Ariel and Flounder in a underwater seen with the number 4 for the birthday girl.
 
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Watermelon Carving Video Lesson - How To Make A Baby Carriage Fruit Bowl

 
Watermelon fruit bowl baby carriage, not only is it a great baby shower food idea but doubles as a table decoration too! Please subscribe to me on YouTube and share my videos to your friends.
 




Here is what the project looks like finished:


 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Ideas - Romantic Garnishes

I put together a play list of my romantic fruit and vegetable garnish YouTube videos to share with everyone. These four videos are full of fruit carving and vegetable carving ideas that would be perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner. The fruit carving video lessons show you how to make roses out of strawberries (and then chocolate dip them), roses out of tomatoes and other romantic garnishes like hearts and flowers.

Valentine's Day Romantic Garnishes Playlist

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fruit Carving Questions Answered


I have noticed that I seem to get basicly the same questions over and over again about fruit carving and vegetable arrangements, so I have decided to collect some questions and answer them. I figure if one person asks a question, there are more people wondering the same thing but will not ask. Please add your question to the comment section below and I will be answering all your questions soon!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Step By Step Vegetable Carving Video and Instructions


I am re-sharing links to two of my most popular vegetable how-to posts around the holidays, click the pictures below to go to the step by step how-to instructrutions for each project.
 
 
The first is a vegetable arrangement made to look like a christmas tree:
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a video on how to add some flair to any basic veggetable platter:
 
 
 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Fruit Carving Ideas - Snowman Fruit Bowl


It is the time of year we all start thinking about getting a little more creative and for most people the holidays are about food and family. So in that spirit I will be posting fruit carving and food art inspired projects for holiday gatherings all month! 
 
So here is my first holiday fruit carving idea which is a simple snowman fruit bowl made out of 3 mini watermelons of varying sizes. Watermelon balls for the eyes, melon wedge for the nose and blueberries for the mouth. Decorate your fruit bowl snowman with the normal snowman accessories like a top hat, a scarf and twig arms!




Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Stencil - Pumpkin Tattoo





I thought this was pretty cool, pumpkin carving tattoo stencils! Instead of using paper patterns you actually stick the tattoo on the pumpkin and carve it that way. The set pictured here is from the artist Ray Villafane, who creates awesome 3D pumpkin carvings ... now he has made even the most basic pumpkin carving even easier! Click the photo to see more pumpkin tattoo patterns.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Carving 3D Faces Into Pumpkins

 
 

My first pumpkin of the year, I am practicing my 3D face carving skills!