No-Carve Pumpkins Inspiration and How-Tos

created at: 2009-10-26

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.

Ribbon Pumpkins

created at: 2009-10-26

Modern Pop Pumpkins

 

A bit of paint, a bit of tape, a lot of autumn, and a bunch of fun. Try it this weekend, and it’ll last you until Thanksgiving…I mean, as long as your pumpkins do. Continue Reading

In a pumpkin patch far, far away….

created on: 10/30/08

…there lives one spunky gal named Princess Leia Gourdgana.

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

DIY PhotoPumpkin Carving Techniques.

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

Make a Fish Bowl Jack-o’-lantern

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

Extreeeeeeme Pumpkin Carving

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