How to Light a Pumpkin

There are a number of ways you can light a pumpkin.  The first thing you need to take care of is the preparation of the pumpkin.  Once you have purchased your pumpkin you will need to create an access point and carve out the flesh inside as best you can.  Consider where to place the access point; the bottom is usually best as it will protect the light from being blown out if you opt for candles as your method of lighting.  However, if you were to choose LED pumpkin lights then this would obviously not be an issue.  If you opted for LED lights then you could cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin using the stem as a handle, this is the more traditional way to do it.

Once you have created your hole, and carved your face, you need to light the pumpkin up.  As mentioned above, candles are a good option and tea lights work particularly well.  If your hole is in the bottom of the pumpkin, light the tea light in the place you want to have your pumpkin and then carefully position your pumpkin over the top.  If you have made your hole in the top, place the candle into the pumpkin before you try to light it.

Whilst candles are the more traditional method for lighting up a pumpkin there are a variety of reasons why you might prefer to invest in LED lights.  That might be because you have young children or pets around, because you want to be able to leave your pumpkin unattended or simply for peace of mind.  Purchasing an LED alternative can be a cost-effective way of lighting your pumpkin, you don’t need to worry about the light being extinguished by the weather and you can opt for different colored lights to create a spooky effect such as use of a red one for Halloween.  LED lights also offer more flexibility with the placing of your pumpkin as you don’t have to worry about external factors.  Simply place your pumpkin the desired position, pop in the LED light and you are good to go.

Whatever your preferred choice, enjoy getting creative with your pumpkin display and make it memorable for years to come.

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