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Halloween Decorating with Jack O'Lanterns!

Updated on September 11, 2013

A Classic Decoration -- Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween:

In the USA, Jack-O'-Lanterns are typically associated with carved pumpkins used for Halloween. If you do not care for the messy and slimy practice of carving your own pumpkin -- or for the dangers of a lit candle -- then here are some creative alternatives for your 'Jack.

If you want to learn more about the origin of the Jack-o-lantern, then click here (will open a new tab). This article is just about what your can use for a lighted jackolantern decoration.

The jack-o-lantern has some company in this Halloween set of three. Buy the three cute iconic Halloween tea lights shown by clicking Halloween Tealight Set.

Can a Jackolantern be perfectly round? - Sure!

These paper lanterns are so popular now, so I am sure this jolly jack-o-lantern will sell out quickly. I do not think it is a good decoration for outside, so find somewhere to hang it in your home.

Please note the classic and iconic (is that redundant?) face on this jolly orange lantern.

Just Artifacts 16" Orange Halloween Pumpkin Paper Jack-O'-Lantern/Lamp 16" Diameter - Just Artifacts Brand
Just Artifacts 16" Orange Halloween Pumpkin Paper Jack-O'-Lantern/Lamp 16" Diameter - Just Artifacts Brand

A classic pumpkin jack-o-lantern. Better order it fast, because it will sell out!


Which Halloween Icon is scariest?

scary patchwork girl--vintage image
scary patchwork girl--vintage image

What scares you the most on Halloween?

Essentially, Halloween has become an American Holiday where children go door to door collecting "treats" or giving back "tricks" if they are not pleased. It is also a fun time to find a pretend identity. OK, so you wish you were a cupcake (cake? Really?) then become a cute cupcake. One year I dressed up like a fairy goth mother.

The Scariest Halloween Icon Is.....

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Frightened Image source:

The frightened image above can be found here:

Jackolantern Plates to Halloween-up your dinner table! - An easy and affordable decoration for October!

Children love eating off Halloween plates. I need to buy at least 7 fun Halloween plates for my dinner table. My seven grandchildren seem to adore the Halloween season and jackolanterns on plates will delight them all during the days leading up to October 31st.

Jack-o-lantern plates are also a good source for patterns for your carved pumpkin. Personally, I like the classic smile pattern. Some like to carve intricate patterns of Castles or Cinderella. Cinderella? Yes, Disney can be seen on many a carved pumpkin.

Zak Designs Cats & Bats 7-Inch Pumpkin Shaped Plate
Zak Designs Cats & Bats 7-Inch Pumpkin Shaped Plate

I might use the face on this jackolantern for my Halloween Pumpkin this year.

8-Count Round Paper Dinner Plates, Halloween Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns
8-Count Round Paper Dinner Plates, Halloween Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns

Yes, jack o lanterns look lighted up when they have a smile on their faces.


Do you decorate with the iconic jack-o-lantern? I do. If you need more pumpkin ideas, you need to check out my Halloween Craft page about painting acorns. Click Acorn Pumpkins for Halloween!. Painting acorns is a fun project for the entire family. It is also a cheap one!

Shout out for Halloween Jackolanterns! - Please sign my guestbook so I know you came to my Halloween page!

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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Lots of fabulous jack o' lanterns! I love them all! I especially like the project that looks like a mosaic table top. Totally awesome!

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      capriliz lm 

      8 years ago

      The Jack-o-lanterns are great! So "evil" looking.

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      8 years ago

      Love these jack-o-lantern decorations. I have a jack-o-lantern poster if you would like to add it

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      8 years ago

      Love these Jack-o-Lanterns! So many great ones!

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      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      all of the above. :)

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      8 years ago

      Oh these are absolutely gorgeous! I want one of each! Jack o Lanterns are so pretty.


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