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Pumpkin lighting

Explore 40 projects, 10 articles, 5 galleries, 6 videos, and more

Lace-Patterned Pumpkins

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Not all pumpkins are orange, nor are they necessarily destined to become leering jack-o'-lanterns. The designs used on these pumpkins, carved freehand, mimic the lacelike openwork of 18th-century pierced creamware dishes, and turn any pumpkin (especially a pale Lumina) into an intricately patterned lamp.
Materials
  • Pumpkin or squash
  • Wood-carving tools
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Spooky Silhouette Designs

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Centerpiece of Mini Jack-o'-Lanterns

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Jack the Winker: How to Light a Pumpkin

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Two-Faced Pumpkin with Wall Projection

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Starburst Pumpkin Sconces

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Other Ideas:
Pumpkin carving, Pumpkins
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Nosey Pumpkins

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It's easy to create these gawking heads. Just draw faces or print our templates, and carve.
Materials
  • Pumpkin Face templates
  • A keyhole saw or serrated knife
  • Plaster scraper or large spoon
  • Black marker and white paper or our template
  • Masking tape
  • Needle tool (from an art-supply store) or awl
  • Serrated utility knife
  • Miniature flashlights, battery-powered candles, or light sticks
  • Apple corer
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Peekaboo Pumpkins

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Jack-o'-Lantern Candy Bowl

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Get double duty out of your jack-o'-lantern by using it as a glowing candy bowl.
Materials
  • Large pumpkin
  • Jar to fit inside
  • Miniature saw: Blades (No. 94824138), and handle (No. 68069697), from createforless.com
  • Linoleum cutter: Set, (No. 40203-1029) by Speedball, from dickblick.com
  • Orange Crepe paper, from dickblick.com
  • Christmas light strand
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