- A rutabaga was used instead of turnip, the ones found at a local market are a little bigger and a bit easier to carve.
- Slice off the top to be used for the lid.
- A Sharpie outlined the few facial features on the small vegetable, because of the size, I decided not to get too carried away.
- A small knife was used to cut away the inside of the vegetable, a slow process. Be sure to cut out enough so that a small battery tea light candle can sit securely.
- The Martha Stewart website suggests using a melon baller, but I'm not sure it would be sharp enough, as the vegetable is very dense.
- A very sharp, small pointed knife cut away the facial features. A craft knife could also be used here.
- I outlined the outside of the mouth and eyes with a Sharpie to give the more definition.
- A candle made it look great and now I'm ready to create a few more when it gets closer to Halloween.
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