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Thanksgiving Vegetable Carvings by Disneyland Resort Carver, Ruben Olano

Ruben Olano knows a thing or two about Thanksgiving Vegetable Carvings. For over 20 years, Ruben has carved displays for The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. His beautiful carvings are typically featured at special events at the Disneyland hotels. I’ve highlighted some of Ruben’s designs in my previous blog posts: Fruit and Vegetable Carvings for […]

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Pretty Pumpkin Carvings

The Pretty pumpkin carvings that you will see in this post are my favorites of the many designs of pumpkins displayed the the Encinitas Halloween event put on in partnership with the Self Realization Fellowship. These beautiful designs are a great alternative to the traditional spooky or silly pumpkin carvings that often dominate at Halloween. […]

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Stringed Instruments – Imaginative Musical Vegetable Carvings

A little creativity can go a long way in the vegetable and fruit carving world, as is evident in these photos of musical vegetable carvings sent to me by my customer/student, Rodney Dikin. I’ve previously included Rodney’s creations in my Fun Pumpkin Carving Ideas blog. When showing your fruit and vegetable carvings, you never know […]

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More Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving

In my previous 2 blog posts I showed some carve fruit and vegetable centerpiece ideas for Thanksgiving. In one article there were several centerpieces that look like turkeys and in another, there were a variety of autumn pumpkin centerpieces. Since then I’ve received several photos from my students and readers with their carvings. I thought […]

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Autumn Pumpkin and Carved Squash Decorations

Decoration with carved squash and pumpkin are not just for Halloween. There are lots of ways to carve pumpkins and hard squashes that make them perfect for other fall festivities. In this article, I’ll show you how some of my students and readers have used carved pumpkins and other squashes for autumn parties. You might […]

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Pumpkin Portrait Made Easier with Transfer Pattern Paper

You might remember the story about my friend who carved her first pumpkin portrait  who I wrote about in a previous blog post. When came to visit us over this past weekend and we had planned for her to carve the pumpkin that her friends had asked her to carve. If you didn’t read my past […]

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