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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

October is finally here…which means Halloween is near, (I promise I didn’t mean for that to rhyme)!   I think I have fall fever this year, as I was almost more excited to go to the pumpkin patch this weekend than the kids!   After the kids picked out their pumpkins, which we’ll be carving in just a few weeks, we stopped at the grocery store and were totally surprised when we saw glow in the dark pumpkin teeth for sale!  I have never seen glow in the dark pumpkin teeth, thus I was immediately intrigued and couldn’t wait to share the idea with our readers.

The glow in the dark pumpkin teeth come in three different sizes, (tall fangs, small fangs and flat teeth), depending on the look you want to give your pumpkin – or maybe choose a combination of all three.  Each tooth has a jagged edge which are inserted into your carved pumpkin and make sure they don’t come loose.  Take a look at the different kinds they have below, and a master piece that one person created for a totally spooky Halloween decoration!

Not too crazy about the teeth, but looking for something a little bit different this year?  One of my favorite Halloween staples every year are the decorating books sold at drugstores and grocery stores which come with carving tools.  Inside the book you’ll get ten to twenty different ‘pumpkin stencils’ to use to carve your very own pumpkin design – one that looks like it was carved by a professional!  I have done these for the past few years, and everyone always asks how I am so creative, (little do they know, my carving masterpiece came from a stencil in a book)!

Share with us your pumpkin carving tricks, ideas and masterpieces!  We’d love to feature them, or help someone else have a bit of inspiration for their own family pumpkin carving!  I’ll be sure to put up photos of our pumpkin, especially after we add his spooky teeth!