9/08/2010

Pumpkin Ideas

It has been raining here all day thanks to hurricane/tropical storm whatever his name is.  It is dark and damp and I would probably really enjoy it if I wasn't also sick with some sweet virus my son brought home from school the first week.  So instead of some great craft I searched all over the web to find you, you get pumpkins.  Cute jack-o-lanterns from two of my favorite places to find jack-o-lanter ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens and Country Living!


I fell in love with the haunted house pumpkin when I saw it a few weeks ago and thought for sure that would be my pumpkin this year:


But then of course I found the whole village of haunted house pumpkins. More is always better where pumpkins are concerned:


But the flames in the fireplace and the the lanterns are pretty clever too:




Add this can be added to the irrational wish list.  Not because the pumpkin tree would be hard to make, but because I would need to buy a tall skinny bookshelf to put it on:


And then there are the skeletons coming our from the ground:


Who wouldn't love a skeleton crawling out of their front yard?

Of course, if you want something a little more tame than the dead rising from your yard, you can always go with a cute pair of witch legs:


Or this cat and mouse idea:


What is your jack-o-lantern tradition in your house?  Do you carve faces?  Does everyone get their own pumpkin?  Who is the official carver?

9 comments:

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

(Blogger keeps eating my comments, it's starting to bug me!)

I really like the pumpkin "tree" on the shelves, and the witch legs -- but I love love love that first haunted house and must try to make one this year. In my family we just carve faces, we lack carving skills... but I'll try. :)

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Janiece said...

What cute ideas! I love them!!!
I really need to get started on Fall Decor

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love the cat and mice!!!

Last year, we let the kids finger paint on a fake pumpkin..HUGE mess (ended up mostly green). I like the tiny ones so we can write our names on them (for decoration). I think we'll carve up a big one this year - I want to use one as a cooler for drinks!

jennie w. said...

Hoo boy, I'm going to be buying a lot of pumpkins this year!

Hope your feeling better soon. So glad I wasn't the one to infect you!

alicia said...

Love the haunted house ones too.

Dolly said...

Thank you for sharing these cute pumpkin pattern ideas:)

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

Ada (New York) said...

These are all soooo creative. I love them all. I created spider pumpkins this year with fluffy pipe-cleaners and felt.