Unique Ideas for Decorating Pumpkins

Chances are, if you’re reading this, Halloween is one of your favorite times to exercise your creativity. But when you’re finding innovative ways to haunt your house, don’t forget the triangle-eyed emblem of Halloween– the Jack O’ Lantern. Here are some creative variations on ol’ Jack: a roundup of elegant and macabre ideas for pumpkin carving and decorating.

Wanna go really old school? Carve turnips (above). The Irish and Scottish carved the original Jack O’ Lanterns from root vegetables like this before the introduction of Pumpkins from the New World.

To see more creative pumpkin ideas, check out this list by the queen of crafts herself.

Do you have original uses for pumpkins or Jack o’ Lanterns? I’d love to know– share your ideas in the comments section below!

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