Let’s Do a DIY V: Coraline Button Eyes


Yay! for another installment of my DIY series.  I had to do another pumpkin carving since we’re so close to Halloween.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to do one every year.  I really do enjoy carving pumpkins; it’s kind of relaxing.  As for this one, I found it on google and thought it was really cute and, on top of that, I’m a super Coraline fan.  Here’s how I achieved this awesome button-eyed pumpkin.

Items Needed:

  • Pumpkin
  • Large and small knifes (Maybe even an X-acto)
  • Newspaper
  • Washable Marker
  • Wet Paper towel


Step 1: After laying down your newspaper (for easy clean up), search your image and have it near you where you’re able to see it.


Step 2:  After using your large knife, cut the top of the pumpkin off and empty your pumpkin out.

Step 3: Then, begin to draw your face by starting out with two large circles for the eyes and a line for the mouth.


Step 4: Then, draw two smaller circles inside the larger circles.


Step 5:  Inside each of the smaller circles, draw four even smaller circles, so that the eyes will look like buttons.


Step 6: Using your X-acto or smaller knife, carve out the eight little circles.  As you continue to carve, use your wet paper towel to erase the markings you drew.


Step 7: Then scrape out the outer layer of the pumpkin (without cutting into the pumpkin) in the spaces between the two circles.


Step 8: Inside the hollow part around the eyes, make thin slits next to the button eyes and next to the middle of each eye toward the nose area as shown in the picture.


Step 9: Then, carve out a thin, long slit for the mouth.


Step 10: Light it up and you’re all done!



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