Pumpkin Carving 2016


Ah – that glorious time of year, when pumpkins are just begging to be turned into frightfully fun jack-0-lanterns. I absolutely love pumpkin carving. Aside from seeing everyone’s ridiculously creative costumes, this is my favorite part of the season.

The theme for this year was easy – Halloween couples. With my upcoming nuptials, I had to do it. As I thought through the traditional couples, none of them quite inspired me as much as Victor and The Corpse Bride.

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Favorite Halloween Projects

It’s that time of year again! The pumpkins are popping up in the groceries stores. Kids are arguing with their parents about costumes. Neighbors are stretching cobwebs all over their yards. And I’m dreaming of what design I want to carve into a beautiful jack-o-lantern.

Today, I was flipping through my old Halloween projects. Oh my goodness – so many good ones! Some of these are still my favorites to unpack and marvel at from year to year. So… we’re going to take a walk down memory lane, dig into the archives, and hopefully get some spooky inspiration!

“Boo” No Carve Pumpkin Using Paint Pen and Rhinestones

Free Printable Halloween Banners

Halloween Cookbook

13 Days of Halloween Countdown

and of course…
Build Your Own Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit

I’m so excited to add more projects to the list this year. Have you seen my creepy “Welcome, Foolish Mortals” wreath?! Definitely keeping this one for years!

Stay tuned for more spoooooky fun.

"Boo" No Carve Pumpkin Using Paint Pen and Rhinestones

Usually, I’m a strict traditionalist when it comes to Halloween pumpkins.  However, this year, I couldn’t resist having a little fun with no-carve pumpkins.  Especially since Michaels Stores came out with this adorable Boo Pumpkin Bling sticker.  With adhesive already on the back to keep the rhinestones perfectly in place, getting a #GlamGourd is as easy as peel and stick.  Who doesn’t love that?!

By the way, I’m now of the opinion that #GlamGourd is a grossly underutilized hashtag in the social media world.
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