Just added to the "Why on earth didn't we think of this already?" category is this fantastic way to carve a lid for your Halloween pumpkin.
What could make the simple lid-up-top style of pumpkin carving better? A full-out hatchback of a lid that makes putting in and lighting candles simple and free of finger singes. MAKE magazine reader Micheal Williams writes in with his system:
For years now I've been unhappy with the choices for cutting open a pumpkin for Halloween. If you cut the top off in the traditional manner, you end up with singed hand hairs (at best) when attempting to place/light a candle. If you cut the bottom off, you can get the candle in OK but you're stuck picking up nearly the whole pumpkin each time and it never sits quite right. This year is different - I've found the perfect pumpkin cut!
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