Select a fresh pumpkin in a shape that pleases you. Some folks prefer their pumpkins low and round, while others like them tall and oval-shaped.
Draw a circle or hexagon on top of the pumpkin in preparation for making an opening large enough for your hand to reach through.
Remove the stem end, which will act as a cap, making sure you scrape off any seeds or pulp.
Use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp from inside the pumpkin. Hold the spoon by its bowl to get extra leverage while scooping.
Follow your pattern as you cut all the way through the pumpkin.
Push the cut-out features gently from the inside of the pumpkin and discard the pieces.
Place a votive candle inside the pumpkin to create an eerie glow.
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