Of all of the projects, I miss this one the most because you see, it bit the dust... it did a face plant last Halloween and
it was irrepairable. But I did get some good pictures at least.
If you're into ceramics, this would be really fun to do and easy. If you aren't knowledgable in ceramics and want to
do this project, then either you're into self inflicted pain or you really really like this project because it's hard--or
rather the terra cotta is.
Basically, I took a terra cotta pumpkin and with my trusty Dremel (the tool of the gods), used a ceramic cutting bit and
cut a jack o lantern face in it. It was very slow, it was very messy and it was very hard but it's not impossible. I chose
the face design from the scarecrow in Sleepy Hollow personally. After the face was cut out (by the way, use water on the terra
cotta while you're cutting, it will reduce the heat buildup and keep your bits from burning out so quickly), I cut a hole
in the bottom. After constructing a basic stand from 2 by 4's, I mounted a tiki torch cannister at the top and built a platform
for the pumpkin to sit on. When lit, the flames leapt from the pumpkin and man, did it look cool.
Well, see for yourself...