Ahh, the jack-o-lantern of Halloween. One person’s masterpiece is another person’s target practice. But if you’re tired of the clichéd triangle eyes and nose and jagged teeth, here’s some ideas we found to be humorous, admirable, and of course, inspiring.
So you say you’re up for something challenging, something that will make trick-or-treaters drool in awe at the godly talent of your hands. Here’s something to set the standard for ya:
Maybe you’re wary about carving a pumpkin at all because, well let’s face it, they can never resist turning into green-and-black gnat-filled sludge over a couple of days. Try this simple trick: mix bleach and water, spray on the inside of the pumpkin, and smooth a layer of petroleum jelly over it. Some places even sell special mixtures for preventing an early death of a carved pumpkin.
If you just can’t bring yourself to mutilate an undeserving piece of Mother Earth, no worries; try some of these über-creative ideas, involving no knife work:
Do you like to think outside the box? Let’s leave the carving for the artists and we can create something useful. How about… a pumpkin cooler? Yup, you heard right. Perfect for chilling beers, sodas, capri suns, mondo juice, you pick your poison. Simple to make; just slice the top off, gut the insides, then fit a bowl inside the pumpkin. Fill the inside with ice and voila!, your very own beverage cooling creation you will definitely want to brag about.
Or you can display a reenactment of what you did for Halloween:
Got a good idea we missed? Tell us about it!