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Pumpkin Jack-O-Lanterns: Spooky, Elegant, and Just Plain Weird
Lighting Up Halloween
They are everywhere-haunting porches, staircases, flower beds, pathways, and windows. Their eerie glow lights up the spookiest night of the year with scary, toothy grins and lifeless eyes. They are the pumpkin jack-o-lanterns and Halloween wouldn't be the same without them.
No matter how bizarre and macabre Halloween decorations get, the hollowed out gourd is a familiar staple in decorating, its flickering candlelight somehow welcoming. From ceramic and plastic to living orange and white orbs, the pumpkin is one of Halloween's most popular symbol.
Children and adults alike enjoy carving pumpkins for Halloween. The basic face of the past is still popular and easiest to carve, but jack-o-lantern creativity is now at an all time high. Professional pumpkin carvers create masterpieces for theme parks and festivals. Amazing pumpkin displays can be found everywhere. Anyone can now create a fantastic pumpkin using your imagination or patterns found in pumpkin carving kits.
Here is a look at amazing Halloween lanterns made from the humble pumpkin.
Swirled pumpkin lantern by Ale Dycha.
Classic and Stencil Carvings - Click on the thumbnails to see the larger photo.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Pumpkin Carving Kits
I like the variety of tools in this kit.
Here is the Star Wars kit I used.
Scary and Creepy - Click on the thumbnails to see the larger photo.Click thumbnail to view full-size
I find that glow sticks add some funky fun to my jack-o-lanterns.
I was the headless horseman once and I used the green glowsticks in my pumpkin to make it look toxic.
This lovely jack-o-lantern was made using the scraping technique. Photo shared on Flickr.
Paint Your Pumpkin
Learn how to paint fabulous pumpkins.
Everything you need to make a Pumpkin Witch.
To Carve or Not To Carve
Do you prefer carving your pumpkin or painting it?
Elegantly Beautiful - Click on the thumbnails to see the large photo.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Carve Like a Pro
You'll be the hit of Halloween with these wild and wacky pumpkins.
Many easy to do carvings.