Jack-O'-Lantern's are fundamental to any Halloween stoop, lighting the way for trick-or-treaters everywhere. I honestly don't think you are ever too old to carve up a pumpkin - and the best part? Baking up the seeds afterwards!
Jack-O'-Lantern traditionalists will say that carved pumpkins are the only way to go. No fancy paints, patterns, or carving tools, just a kitchen knife and a roughly sketched face of triangle eyes and jagged teeth. However, for the more liberal pumpkin producers out there, sequins, lace, paint, and decals are all the rage right now.
|Stenciled Masterpiece via Pinterest|
|Chalkboard Painted via Pinterest|
|Melted Crayon Coated by The Swede Records|
|Chevron Pattern via azcentral|
|Love the Argyle! via Pinterest|
|Super Scary via Pinterest|
|Pumpkin Swiss Cheese? via Pinterest|
|Two for One via Skull-a-Day|
|Out of this World via Pinterest|
|Lovely Lace via Pinterest|
Carved or painted, sequined or glitterized, funny, sad, or scary, a pumpkin perched at the door is the only way to great prospective trick-or-treaters. So, if you are expecting some little ones, hopped up on sugar, at your door go ahead and prepare a pumpkin before their arrival.
This year I really want to try making a vampire Jack-O'-Lantern!
Planning on decorating a pumpkin or two this season? I'd love to see - pass along a picture!