DIY Lantern Pumpkins

October 7, 2016 by  
Filed under DIY Projects

New York City stylist Marissa Corwin put a cheeky spin on the very word jack-o’-lantern with her three glowing silhouettes of old-school lamps. “They’re a bit more sophisticated than your average spooky face — something adults can appreciate, too,” she says.

Lantern PumpkinsHOW-TO 1. Cut your pumpkin around the stem, remove the top, and scoop out the pulp. (Or to avoid visible cut lines, carve a hole out of the bottom of the pumpkin and remove the pulp that way.)

2. Print the desired lantern template and resize it on a copier, scaling the image to fit your pumpkin.

3. Cut out the stencil as directed on the template and center it on the pumpkin, affixing it with masking tape. Outline the shape of the stencil onto the pumpkin with a fine-point Sharpie.

4. With the stencil still affixed to the pumpkin, use an awl ($3.39; createforless.com) to punch through the asterisks marked at the top of the lantern.

5. Remove the stencil and carve out the pane(s) of the lantern, following the lines you drew.

6. Then carefully fill in the design using a fine-tip brush and black flat acrylic craft paint ($1.39 for two oz.; createforless.com), and let dry.

7. Light the pumpkin with a two- by three-inch battery-operated votive candle ($3.95; epartyunlimited.com). If you’ve removed the pumpkin’s top, fit it back into place.

Original post by Country Living can be found here.

What Your Halloween Candy Says About You

October 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog

Children all over the country can’t wait to put on their costumes and take advantage of the sweetest night of the year. But did you know the candy you give out is an extension of your very own personality? Here’s an infographic from our friends at UltimateCoupons.com to tell you all bout it. Happy Halloween!

What Your Halloween Candy Says About You

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