lineman in pumpkin stencilPumpkin carving is a time-honored way to celebrate fall.

Want to do something special this year?

Honor Local Lineworkers with our Lineman Pumpkin Design!

After you find the perfect pumpkin at your favorite patch, hollow it out, leaving the skin about an inch thick.

Print the design and tape it to the front of the pumpkin. Trace the pattern by poking holes with a push pin along stencil lines. Pull the paper off, then carve along the lines. It is easier when you carve from the inside out. Only remove the areas in black.

To preserve your work of art, rinse the finished product in the sink for a hydration boost. Then put petroleum jelly along the cut edges to seal in the pumpkin’s moisture. Ready for prime time? Place a small candle or battery-powered light inside the pumpkin. Now linemen not only keep your electricity flowing reliably; you have one lighting the way for trick-or-treaters, too!

Download the Stencil (PDF)