Looking to create something a little less spooky and a little more local this year?
We’ve got just the thing.
Below you’ll find instructions and a downloadable template you can use to create your own Santa Cruz themed jack o’lanterns.
But first, be sure to check out our Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Santa Cruz to find the perfect pumpkin to carve.
1. Print the Template
Select and print your template (download here). You may need to scale it using your print settings to fit your pumpkin.
2. Transfer Template to Your Pumpkin
Tape the template to your pumpkin. Next, poke holes along the lines of the template to create a perforated guide on the pumpkin. Remove the template.
Follow along the perforated lines on your pumpkin to carve your design. Once you carve your design put a candle inside and refine your edges as needed.
If you use these templates, or create your own Santa Cruz themed jack o’lantern, post a pic and tag #santacruzlife to share it with us and our readers.
Ready to get carving? Download this template (plus a bonus lighthouse template) below…