There is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by gathering your family and friends around the table to carve pumpkins. Picking out the perfect costume is essential, but you have to wait until the very last day of the month to show off your creations. In the meantime, take advantage of the pumpkin harvest and make some ghoulish creations that you can playfully display around the house or on your front porch for all the trick-or-treaters to enjoy!
Candy Holder Pumpkin
This will be a huge hit with everyone. We advise you to make it a few days before the end of October if you are using a real pumpkin. However, if you would like something with more shelf life, use a faux pumpkin. Using a knife, cut out a lid on top of your pumpkin, remove the filling and sand down any rough edges. You can paint the entire thing with black chalk paint and let it dry. Draw and write whatever message you would like and fill it with candy, of course.
Don’t want to go through the hassle of carving a pumpkin? No problem, you can always paint. A good pumpkin for painting has a smooth, even surface with little to no blemishes. Remember to clean and dry your pumpkin to remove all the dirt and grime. You can paint it entirely in a solid colour, but that is optional. You can adorn it with intricate designs of your choice or follow along using a stencil. Get creative with stickers, glitter and streamers!
This DIY pumpkin will impress everyone in your entourage. Make sure to find a large-sized pumpkin and meticulously clean out all the pulp from inside. Carve out a large hole in the surface where you want to display your diorama. You can make the diorama with Styrofoam or construction paper. Cut out spooky ghosts and a haunted house and bring them to life with little flickering LED tea lights.
Pumpkin Floral Arrangement
If you want something less creepy and more feminine, then you have to recreate this beautiful floral arrangement. This eye-catching display will be perfect for a table centerpiece, particularly during Thanksgiving. Carve out your pumpkin and fill it with a vase or foam to make sure the flowers do not move. You can always choose your favourite flowers and make a little bouquet, but for something more festive decorate it with fall foliage.
Classic Witch Pumpkin
The classic witch pumpkin is quintessential for any Halloween celebration. Look for the bumpiest and lumpiest pumpkin in the bunch because it will be perfect to create a warty looking witch. Carve out crooked grins and triangular eyes in the front and glue sparkling tinsel on top to make long, messy hair. If you want to construct a witch hat, trace a template onto black paper and, using hot glue, stick a brim underneath. Embellish it with plastic spiders, buttons or bows.
Go out today, grab yourself a pumpkin and start carving! If you were inspired by the suggestions from this article, do not forget to leave a comment below.