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Halloween Pumpkins: It’s not too late…

Halloween Pumpkins: It’s not too late…

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If the thing that scares you most about Halloween is the thought of carving a pumpkin then this post is for you. Loads of amazing ideas for the ambitious and the amateur – and at least half of them are ‘no carve’ and yet completely brilliant.


Carved Pumpkins



owl pumpkin

Owl Pumpkin.
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A work of twittery magic.


haunted house pumpkin

Haunted House Pumpkin.
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Spooooooky. Impressive and not as tricky as it looks…..


Funny pumpkin

Funny Pumpkin.
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Create some chucklesome tombstone teeth for your pumpkin and big oogly eyes.


ninja pumpkin

Ninja Pumpkin. Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/365495325979871701/


We suspect this is probably a melon but shhhhhh……


Elegant Pumpkin.
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Something for grown ups…


Top Carving Tip: Create a stencil of your design. Place it over the pumpkin and fill in the gaps. The quickest method is to use a sponge and a little paint. Then carve out your design. You can get special pumpkin carving kits to help.



‘No Carve’ Pumpkins


painted pumpkin

Painted Pumpkin.
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Paint an undercoat then overlay with a stencil or get busy freehand if you’re confident.


mummy pumpkin

Mummy Pumpkin.
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It could hardly be simpler. Just wrap some gauze round your pumpkin, plop on a couple of eyes – or draw them on and hey presto, the MUMMY!


mini pumpkin monsters

Mini Pumpkin Monsters.
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OK, so maybe there’s a teeny bit of carving but there’s no scooping and these could be our favourites,….. these goulish gourds or, mini pumpkin monsters. Supermarkets are awash with decorative gourds that would be just the ticket.


cookie cutter pumpkin

Cookie Cutter Pumpkin.
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Easy peasy lemon squeezy no carve pumpkins for carving phobics who would rather be painting nails. Just hammer a few cookie cutter shapes through and bish, bash, bosh – job done.



glitter pumpkin

Glitter Pumpkin.
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And speaking of people who’d rather be painting their nails, here’s a glittery solution to the problem. Varnish your pumpkin with clear nail gloss and unleash the sparkle mayhem.



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