I Hate Carving Jack-O-Lanterns!

2012 September 12

It’s true. I’m a Halloween pumpkin failure.

The mess, the goo, the sheer muscles needed to carve and then clean out a huge pumpkin sucks the fun right out of Halloween. I think we should hold a vote:

Who thinks carving pumpkins should ALWAYS be a Man-Job?
{Go ahead raise your hands.}

The problem? The dad in our world doesn’t have time. And I secretly think he’s a Jack-O-Lantern hater too.

Ta Dah! Thanks to the Marthas of the world, and (Google Images), I’ve found several VERY possible and acceptable Pumpkin-Carving alternatives.
No-Carve crafty Jacks maybe?

This year I’m really feeling the polka-dot punkins in a big way. What do you think?

  1. From TaterTots&Jello a DIY tutorial to make your own fabric crafty pumpkins.
  2. From Lowes — Mumpkins! They use real mum flowers poked into the pumpkin, but I vote for fake flowers and a glue gun??
  3. From Etsy Seller SeaPinks — A stuffed polka dot pumpkin. But what if you painted a pumpkin a dark color like this green (or black) and then gave it a ‘glow in the dark’ polka dot topping?

Semi-Carved Jack-O-Lanterns

  1. From BHG.com — Melon Head Pumpkin? Use a melon baller to carve out circles and DONE.
    (I know… the dreaded word… but EASY carving!)
  2. From JoyErickson.wordpress.com — Don’t carve it.. use a DRILL to poke holes in your pumpkin. (Maybe I could be talked into digging out the pulp and goo.. to add Christmas lights… you never know.)
  3. From HomeLifeMagazine.ning — Use a star shaped cookie cutter to make ‘Star-Dots’!

And not to leave the kids out…

  1. From FamilyFun.com — Frankenstein Jack. Notice it’s a Spaghetti squash and those are dried out Lime rinds! Totally fun.
  2. From FamilyFun.com — Recycled Pumpkin Fun. I LOVE the zippered mouth!




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4 Responses
  1. September 12, 2012

    that squash is hilarious!

  2. September 12, 2012

    Wonderful ideas, thanks! I also love the glow in the dark polka dots!
    Twitter: rajean

    • September 13, 2012

      I’m all about easy these years! CraI’m all about easy these years! Crafty, decorating should be FUN and Easy… :)fty, decorating should be FUN and Easy… 🙂

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