Every Halloween, when I’m up to my elbows in pumpkin innards, I vow never to carve another jack ‘o lantern ever again. And then I do. But with these very cool ideas, I’m inspired to never pick up my Pumpkin Master’s carving knife ever again.
MWT’s office is having a pumpkin carving contest and the Princess here is our entry. Although she was a bit time consuming–she took about 3 hours to make–she wasn’t that difficult. If you’re interested in making a pumpkin Leia of your own, here are some suggestions.
1. First, prime the areas you plan to paint with white glue or Modge Podge. Acrylic craft paint is all you need to paint a pumpkin, but you’ll probably need to put on a few coats. Continue Reading
I remember the first halloween that ‘art’ pumpkin carving books became widely available…everyone in my neighborhood carved the same three patterns…witch-on-a-broom profile, three ghosts with boo, or cutesy scarecrow face. So, while they weren’t the old triangle-eyes and toothy smiles of yesteryear, the variety was as hollow as the pumpkins themselves.
Certainly, modern books have improved on the patterns, but sometimes, you just need a customized piece…sometimes a really customized piece, like the face of your sworn enemy that you’ll carve into a pumpkin and then stab it with a knife, set it on fire, and then leave it on his doorstep. Continue Reading
Bella Dia shares a very clever way of making a perpetual jack-o’-lantern out of a fish bowl. All you need is a round fish bowl, some orange and yellow tissue paper and some Modge Podge. The procedure is so simple, a pictorial tut is really all you need! Via.
Apply yellow tissue paper with Modge Podge to the face area and let dry.
Cover everything, excluding the pumpkin’s features, with orange tissue paper. Let dry and pop in a candle! Continue Reading
Skip the pumpkin-gut mess and visit theoworld.com to carve a virtual jack-o-lantern. Carve free hand or with straight cuts–with accompanying pumpkin-flesh carving sounds–and then e-mail your masterpiece as a Halloween greeting. Too fun!
This seems to have been made especially for Curbliers: LEGO pumpkin pack collections. Yup, everything we need to build a 3-D jack-o-lantern in one handy kit for only $17.98. Free instructions on how to build this 3-D pumpkin can be found at Lego Halloween.
Okay, I tried to wait for October 1st to roll around, really, I did. But it was torture as Halloween is my favorite holiday. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe the free candy. Maybe it was one holiday that didn’t have hours and hours of church services associated with it. Anyway, I love Halloween, so when the plastic pumpkins, black and orange M & M’s and miniature haunted houses hit the shelves, I’m all over them like Augustus Gloop on a Wonka Bar. Continue Reading