Not Your Typical Jack-O-Lantern

So Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday at the moment, owing in part to getting dumped around the holiday last year, and having not-so-fond memories of waking up November 1 last year still drunk and covered in corn syrup blood (and that junk does NOT come out of your sheets very easily, let me tell you.) So anyway, whoops!

But I am kind of excited about this pumpkin carving tutorial I stumbled upon, which shows you how to make cool jack-o-lantern cut-outs using cookie cutters! Find out how, after the jump.

All you need:

  • Cookie cutters
  • A mallet or hammer
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • A serrated-knife

And a pumpkin, of course.

Step one: Using a malet or hammer, tap the cookie cutter into the shell of the pumpkin. It should go at least half way in.

Step two: Using the pliers, pull the cookie cutter out of the pumpkin.

Step three:  Follow the pattern of the cookie cutter with a serrated knife.

Step four: With one hand inside of the pumpkin, push the cut shape out of the pumpkin.

And then–voila!–you have:

Spook on. [FreshHomeIdeas]