Halloween may be more than a month away, but I am already planning my pumpkin.
I have always loved pumpkin carving! When I was too young to wield a knife, Momma did all of the cutting: triangles for eyes, a thin crescent for the mouth. The concept was simple, but the process never ceased to excite me…especially once the candle was lit. Ta daaaaa!
As I got older, I took over the carving job, each year choosing a more difficult design than the last. I would slave away for an hour or so, knowing full well that all my hard work would rot and cave in in less than 3 days…but the results made it all worth it.
Almost every year that Dave and I have been married, I’ve followed a superhero theme: Year 1 was the Superman “S.” Year 2, Batman’s silhouette. Year 3, The Joker. Year 4, Two-Face. Year 5…gasp! I didn’t carve a pumpkin last year! What was I thinking?!
Even though I have enjoyed the challenge of carving comic characters, I have decided to think outside the jack-o-lantern this year by using one or more of the following ideas….
Pumpkin Entertaining Ideas
If using just the bottom of a pumpkin seems wasteful….
…simply use the top as a soup tureen lid!
How come I never thought of this before?
So clever! Will have to tweak this idea for my wood-burning stove.
Ok, maybe I’ll have to put some books in storage, but this idea is SO worth it!
Pretty Pumpkin Ideas
I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw these….
Disturbing yet allows me to reuse my pumpkins after Halloween.
Never thought to carve the top!
And, of course, no pumpkin collection is quite complete without a toothy-grinned jack-o-lantern!
So many creative ideas to choose from…I better start buying pumpkins now!