Friday, October 8, 2010

Frugal Friday: Jack-no-lantern

I love Autumn! And I love Halloween!

By the look of things in my neighborhood, I'm not the only one. Lots of people have decorated already and have their pumpkins carved.

Sure, right now those orange orbs may look like this:

But Halloween being more than 3 weeks away means trick-or-treaters will be greeted by this:

(Or by something worse that I can't bring myself to post images of.)

Let's learn from this:

If you're excited to get your Jack-o-lantern a-spookin', try this:

And do this:

Or this:

You can have Jack gracing your front step without the rot. Then, the week before Halloween, carve out the black pattern. You'll get longer use from your pumpkin without triggering your visitors' gag reflexes!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. We are so doing this. My little one has been begging to carve, but I think we'll draw, and carve later. :)