J is for Jack O’Lantern

Now, I know this isn’t the right time of year for Jack O’Lanterns but Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I also figured that after the ire inspiring nature of my last post we could all use something light and fun. Like most of y’all out there, I started out carving boring nice, normal Jack O’Lanterns like that cartoon to the left. And then, one Halloween quite a number of years ago, I stumbled across a miraculous thing in the grocery store. It was a pumpkin carving kit and, for less than $8, I too could create intricate, amazing Jack O’Lanterns. I started with some of the simpler patterns but I’ve gotten more daring every year. Last year was the most spectacular year yet. Here are a few of my Jack O’Lanterns from the previous few Halloweens…


Harry Potter

Puss ‘n Boots from Shrek

a werewolf

I want to try something like this for Halloween 2011 if I am brave enough.

7 Responses to J is for Jack O’Lantern
  1. Vicki
    April 12, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Awesome! I love those Halloween carving kits. We use them all the time. You should totally go for the dragon this year. Will look forward to seeing it come Halloween.

  2. Lynn
    April 12, 2011 | 8:55 pm

    I love Jack O’Lanterns! I only carved my first one about 3 years ago (sad, I know) and then this last Halloween I introduced The Hubs to carving Jack O’Lanterns. He loved it, so it will definitely be a tradition we carry on in years to come!!

  3. Lynn
    April 12, 2011 | 11:38 pm

    I’ve given you an award! You can stop by my blog to pick it up 😀

  4. Sandy
    April 12, 2011 | 11:42 pm

    These are AMAZING!!!

  5. Meari
    April 13, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    Oh yeah…. I found those kits too. No going back after that.

    Your Jacks look awesome.

  6. Tillie
    April 13, 2011 | 1:08 pm

    wow! those are fabulous. I cannot even do anything that cool with a kit. Mine are always lame.

  7. battynurse
    April 13, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Those are seriously cool. I only have only carved pumpkins a few times but a few years ago I did buy one of those carving kits and did a pretty cool bat pumpkin.

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