Friday, October 31, 2014

8 New Ways to Carve a Pumpkin

8 New Ways to Carve a Pumpkin

These aren't your run-of-the-mill jack-o'-lanterns.



If you've been cutting two triangle eyes and a jagged mouth into every pumpkin you've carved since you were a kid, it might be time to upgrade your routine. These clever bloggers treated their gourds like blank canvases  and the result is a spectrum of pumpkin art that ranges from pretty to creepy.
1. Fairytale House

This adorable abode, which even has mini window boxes, looks like the perfect whimsical spot for a fairy or Hobbit.
Get the tutorial at Finding Home »

2. Scar Face

Part Frankenstein, part baseball, this jack-o-lantern's eerie stiching is tempered by his smiling face.
Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger »

3. Chevron Style

Etch your favorite basic pattern (stripes and polka dots work well, too) into the surface of a pumpkin for a sublte take on carving.
Get the tutorial at Wit & Whistle »

4. Peekaboo Planters

These "jack-o-planterns" help you decorate for Halloween and show off fall foliage without cluttering your porch.
Get the tutorial at Garden Therapy »

5. Squash Snail

We admire this blogger's out-of-box thinking: Flipped on its side and paired with stout butternut squash, a pumpkin is this slimey creature's traveling home.
Get the tutorial at Secret Agent Josephine »

6. Autumn Monogram

Show off your holiday spirit and family pride by carving your initial into a gourd.
Get the tutorial at The Wonder Forest »

7. Polka Dot

Power drills aren't just for home renovations. Use one to bore holes in cute patterns into a pair of pumpkins.
Get the tutorial at Cheryl Style »

8. Cheery Tiers 

Colorful beads and toothpicks take this pretty pumpkin to a whole new level.

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