I was browsing around online looking for some new ideas for Halloween costumes and decorations for around the house when I came across these pumpkin carving ideas on the Country Living Magazine website. They have 29 pages with great ideas. Here are just a few of my favorites.
How clever are these lantern pumpkins with a lantern painted on the outside and cutouts to show the glow of the candle? And I love the Trick or Treat display complete with cornstalks and crows. I had a terrible time finding cornstalks last year. Hope I get lucky finding them this year.
Now this pumpkin looks like someone used an etching tool on it. I love the crescent moon on the second pumpkin here. I think it would take a hammer and maybe a thin metal tube or pipe to make this one after tracing the shape of a crescent moon onto the pumpkin.
Now I wonder how they secured these pumpkins to the tree branches? And I still like the idea of painting a pumpkin white and then painting a scary silhouette on it. The spider web with a spider is a cute idea. Not really into zebra though.
I love how they did the tree silhouette through the bookshelves on this one. And they recommended this “Speedball” Linoleum Cutter set for all your carving and pumpkin etching needs. I have never heard of a tool like this but the best thing about it is the price. They said it sells for around $10.00. I’ll be looking for it next time I hit Home Depot or Lowe’s .
And finally, how creepy is this?! Is this putting you in the mood for Halloween? I held off posting this till today. I mean it is October 1st and all. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I am already thinking up ideas for this year’s costume party. How about you? Do you dress up? What was your favorite costume?