[UPDATED: October 2013 and October 2014]
Yes, I have the Oriole Bird stencils for your pumpkin. Smiley Bird. Angry Bird. The new “We Won’t Stop” stencil. Read on!
Back in 2012, I was very excited when people started coming to my blog … Someone out there really cares what I think about the Orioles? What I think about Nick Markakis? Manny Machado? Darren O’Day? They want to read what I know about the history of the world’s most perfect game? (I’m blushing.)
It didn’t take long to discover that you’re not coming to read my insights about baseball after all.
You want the elusive Oriole pumpkin stencils, don’t you?
OK, I’m bummed that you didn’t stop by to see what I have to say. These words don’t write themselves, you know. (And, I write a lot of them … just click here to read my latest post. And, if you’re an Orioles fan … sign up to get my posts, we’ll have fun!)
But then …
Yay for my 20-year-old super-cool cat Oscar who gets attention whenever his pumpkin photo pops up on Google. And, yay for for the Orioles … in the post-season!
That pumpkin I carved back in 2011 was a mess. (But then, so were the 2011 Orioles.) I didn’t know what I was doing, and really, put sharp objects and me in the same room and there’s bound to be blood.
Yours will be better. The Orioles were too busy making their way to the World Series to update the stencils in a timely fashion, so I’m doing my part … here they are. (Just click on the stencil you want, then right click to save it on your computer.)
Here’s Angry “Buckle Up” Bird.
And, new “We Won’t Stop” for 2014:
It’s hard to find the stencils online. But, here’s the link to these Oriole stencils if you prefer the PDF format. Click here.
But, those are awfully fancy pants for a pumpkin.
So, here’s the more primitive stencil I used back in 2011. I think it’s much easier to carve.
This simpler Oriole bird stencil is also in PDF form. Click here.
Tape the stencil to a pumpkin. Poke a nail along the stencil’s lines and onto your pumpkin. There you go … carve away!
Have fun. Don’t cut yourself. And, I hope you find a cool cat to pose with your Oriole pumpkin.
(Extra credit if you carve an Oriole pumpkin and post the photo in the comments. Or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it for you!)