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It’s personal preference to cut the hole in the top, around the stem, or go through the bottom. These designs have a bottom hole making it easier to center and stabilize a battery-operated candle (or flashlight) in the sand. Most faux pumpkins are sold with the hole precut; if not, cut with small saw or small-to-medium size drill bit.